I have been stuck in a circumstance where care for my child during the week days is very hard. Since my job has varying hours lately its been hard to keep to a solid schedule.
The issue is this forces me to explain my personal circumstance again and again. "I have a son. No, I don't have a husband. No, I don't have family always available to help me."
I love what I do but I am tired of being put in positions to always have to explain, and then I hear "I am so sick of hearing about you being a single mom".. Well, I am sick of explaining it and I am sick of the eye rolls and the assumptions and I don't feel the need to pry into others lives and have all the details.
I have been a single mom from day 1 and lately I feel that my job is in jeopardy. I have problems focusing because if my home situation (good care for my son) is in uproar, so am I.
Should I just quit my second job and bank for something else while I still can? Its been hard to explain.. I am at the mercy of others kindness to help with this schedule and am thankful but cannot inconvenience them so much. I make more $ with my second job, but not enough to really get my son into the activities he needs.
Should I give my 2 weeks and just start again? Its been hard and I feel singled out. This is the first time I have ever struggled with care for my son.
Its a rock and a hard place. Does anyone else get the eye roll or treated differently because you have a child alone?
Its not my kid that's so hard, its the pressures from others.