Ok, I've been a SAHM for about a year now. I quit because we were losing our free babysitting, and because I went back to school. I go every other weekend, and we have to drive back home, about 3 hours south for me to go.
So we recently moved up to a large metro area, and it's way more expensive to live up here. We did just fine down south on one salary, but up here it's tight. I've cut out almost all discretionary spending, but my husband still goes to lunch a few times a week with coworkers, still has little 'mystery packages' arrive every couple of weeks (stuff for his horn, or music related), and still goes out for beers once a week or so.
And even so, he still complains about how close we're cutting it, dipping into savings, etc. The next thing I can do is start cutting back on groceries. I mean, yeah, I buy snacks and I like to bake, but I'm not out buying exotic or expensive ingredients all the time.
So I told him the other night I was thinking about getting a job at Target or someplace, part time over the holiday. And he said no! He's got some time off coming up, and plus he doesn't want to have to 'deal with the kids' 3-4 nights a week for an extra $500 or so a month. Um, excuse me, but you're bitching and saying every little bit we can cut back helps, without actually cutting anything back. And I can't cut back any more.
Is it insane of me to think that the best thing in this situation would be to bring in some extra cash, even at his inconvenience?