So I guess I came here to vent a little maybe get a little advice, even though this is a pretty specific situation.
Here is our situation as it stands. We have 3 kids.
DH works a (crappy) job as a CNC machinst making $10 an hour about 45hrs a week. He also works every night as a tattoo artist, hes only now making any noticable money and its not money we depend on hence the regular job.
I work at the daycare my children go to(its 3 different aged centers). I make $9.47 an hour about 38hrs a week.
Between my employee discount and state help, I pay nothing for daycare(asside from extras like feild trips etc).
Here is the dilema.
DH wants to start college in Aug. He is a vet and will be getting the GI bill. Along with all his schooling he gets "bah" at the rate for our area which comes to about $1400 a month, which is roughly his take home pay from his cnc job. So he is going to quit his job(they will lay him off and his job will be available during the summer)and do school full time, and tattoo when he can.
I asked my administrator what all I needed to turn in as I was sure the state would want to know about the job change.
She told me that If he was going to the State college(its actually a different state but we are very close) then they would not cover any of our daycare. They want him working not in school.
I about had a heart attack. I expected at least a co-pay but not them not covering it at all. between the 3 kids our bill comes to about $1800 a month. With my employee discount thats $900 a month.
I dont know if we can make it work paying out of pocket. I could get a night job but DH isnt home until 10 or 11pm. I could work on weekends but he works noon to 10-11pm so againg we would have to be paying someone to watch them.
we already live pretty bare, internet only(I do need for different training for work, he will need for school) no tv, no netflix, no xbox live. We are on a family plan so our phones are cheap. No car payments 2 debts(one will be payed off this week, the other with in the year). I budget well on groceries and house stuff, Even though I work 9:45-6;30pm I cook every night.
Im just bummed, we are trying so hard to get back on the right path.