My husband talks to this woman he used to work with and they are kinda friendly. Nothing flirtatious, so this isn't about that. She is 19, has two kids, and doesn't work. Her son is 3 and he wasn't planned. When she was 18 she decided she wanted another baby and got pregnant with her daughter. She was working, but she had a miscarriage. She decided to try again and as soon as she found out she was pregnant, quit her job because she was afraid she'd miscarry again. My husband was laid off a few months ago and I picked up the slack and got a second job. I went from working 25 hours a week to 50. My boss at my second job noticed how hard I worked and offered me a raise if I quit my original job...I did, but I'm still working ridiculous hours. Its paying off but I'm never home. Well, a few weeks ago I was working open to close, every day, for a week and a half. My husband was kinda pissed because he was home alone a lot.
Well, having 2 parents who work 90 hours between the 2 of them does probably make family time a little difficult and rushed but sometimes we have to do what we have to to better things for our children. My husband used to work 16-20 hours a day 6-7 days a week to allow me to stay at home with & to homeschool our children and to provide for us. Both of us working couldn't have provided us with the income and benefits that he made from his job. He brought home $1000-$1200 a week at his job, after taxes (he worked in the oil field) and I wouldn't have even made that at a min. wage job in a month. He missed a lot for the first 12 years we had children but then things slowed down and he got a job that paid less but gave us more time together AFTER we had the house, the car and things were more stable. You do what you need to, your child will appreciate itin the long run. Her children will never appreciate her laziness.
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I am a SAHM, and I truly believeit is important for children to have their mothers. BUT If I had to work to help support my children I absolutely would. You sound like your taking care of business not screwing off. There is no shame in that. That woman needs to mind her own buisness.
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