My child's teacher suggested we get on food stamps. :/
So, DD (age 7) has apparently been acting up. I didn't know this. I have not been around to speak with her teacher.
She e-mailed me yesterday asking for a parent teacher conference. I did some switching around with another co-worker and was able to have tonight off so I could pick DD up from school and have the conference. Both DH and I were there. She suggested that we consider looking into assistance because having the two jobs is really negatively affecting my DD. She's asked the school social worker to come in twice to speak to DD about what was bothering her. Which was that she doesn't see me.
Dh feels like shit. I feel like shit and I don't know what to do to rectify the situation. I'm not going to quit either one of my jobs. My DH works too, but he's a laid-off teacher competing with 100 other people for the very few teaching jobs there are open to external applicants.. He works full time as a para-professional because that's all he was able to get for employment.
I know my work schedule sucks. I know that there's many days where I don't see DD at all (I go from first job to second job and don't usually see DD until about 2 days later).
I really don't feel like quitting a job is an answer.
I feel like a really horrible mother right now and I want to cry. :/