Trevor and I have been struggling to stay afloat for several months now. We never seem to catch a break. Just when we think we’re getting caught up, something else happens that sends us spinning. It’s that old “one step forward, two steps back” adage coming at us; only in our case it’s like one step forward, ten steps back.
I’m exhausted. I don’t want to deal with it anymore. The constant stress and Trevor working his ass off to try to make it work. We’ve talked about me going back to work part-time; but, then we have to consider we’d have 3 kids to put in daycare. Granted, the twins would only be before and after school; but, Piper would be full-time for another 3 years. Would I even be able to find a job? Would that job cover the cost of daycare or would I just be working to have someone else raise my kids?
I’ve considered selling our home and downsizing; but, I don’t think we would qualify for a new mortgage at this point in time and there would be penalties for getting out of our existing mortgage early.
When do you admit defeat? And when you do, do you go crawling back to mommy & daddy asking them to let you move back in until you can get back on your feet? That hardly seems fair, especially when you’ve got a family in tow. GAH, it’s just so FRUSTRATING.
Sadly, there is a lesson here. Teach your children the value of money and the importance of living within their means. I “thought” I was good with money; but, somewhere along the way we got lost and trying to find a way back is more difficult than anything else.
I hope everyone gets a chance to stop by and say “Hello” to Life of a Twingle Girl for me!