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I've been out of work since having our 1st DD 7 years ago. Since then, we've had 3 total. DD's in K, DS is ready for it but stays home me during the day. I help DD with her school work at night & hair in the morning. I'm the "primary care giver" of the kids, like feeding, hair, bathing, etc. He was working so I pretty much took care of all of there needs. He does grocery shop and do laundry there were weekend mornings when he'd make them breakfast. Now that he's unemployed he does give them breakfast more but the rest is still up to me. He's been unemployed for 4+ months and has only gone on like 3 interviews. He says that it's hard to look for a job and I would agree, kinda. I've gone online and have sent him atleast 20 different sources or company names that were hiring. He claims that majority of what I sent required him to register first. Yet he can spend a couple of hours a day trying to come up with winning lottery numbers. He even has a notebook that he keeps with the numbers written down that he thinks may hit. I ask how close "we" were and all I hear is not close enough. Now mind you he did play when he was working but now that we have even fewer funds and are relying on credit cards to pay bills I think the money could go for more important things. I've estimated that he's spent thousands playing and have won a lot less than that. But he's in the mind set that he can "figure out the pattern of winning number." I've offered to work at night stocking which will still allow me to get home in time to do DD hair in the morning and homework before going to work. He just has to become more involved in the rest and with DS during the day. But all I hear is that "I got this." We really need to make a move I don't want to have to borrow money from family and paying out of pocket for dr's is expensive, we need the insurance. I'm about to cancel their upcoming appts and he's not getting the urgency that I feel.
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