So after 10 long months I am finally returning to work on Monday. The benefits are amazing, and sounds like a great company to work for.
My kids are 17 and 14, my son loves to cook, he hates doing chores but will do what I ask him too without much fuss.
My daughter is very lazy and it takes alot of fight to get her to do anything, however recently its not been as bad. She doesn't mind cooking, just can't cook much, spaghetti is what she mainly makes.
So we all sat down last night to make a schedule for chores and cooking since my husband and I wont be home until 5:30-5:45 the kids can at least get dinner started so we aren't eating at 8 or 9. In 2 weeks my son starts band practice and has to be there at 6:30 in the evening 2 days a week. I don't want us to get in the habit of oh lets just go pick something up and I am not big on crock pot cooking especially if noone is going to be home or at least get home to check on it.
I just feel kinda overwhelmed about the new change in the schedule even though I have done 8-5 for 7 years before I got laid off. I know everything will work out but before we usually ended up just going out to eat. We are trying to catch up on bills we need another car and don't want to get back on the eating out 3-4 times a week cause too late to cook or whatever. Any suggestions? I can do casserole type meals and freeze them, I have done that before and it worked for the most part then got tired of mass cooking on sunday nights so I stopped. Thanks