coffeefreak Posted March 17, 2012 Share Posted March 17, 2012 BARGH!!!!! It has been one of those weeks and this is the only place I can yell this: YES, I HAVE A JOB! NO, IT'S NOT OUTSIDE THE HOME! I'M SORRY WE CAN'T DO THE THINGS THAT YOU (the extended family) WANT US TO DO BUT WE'RE HAPPY, WHY CAN'T YOU BE HAPPY FOR US?!?!?! and NO, I'M NOT GOING BACK TO WORK!!!!!:cursing::banghead: Now I can share the backstory. DH had a part-time second job that was a huge blessing to us. For the first time, we were able to farm out some of my dd's school, and take vacation to see family etc. That job let him go on Monday. It was a huge blow simply because they were nasty and my dh's angry, but in a way it's a huge relief because they weren't the easiest people to work for, and at one time he was working over 60 hours a week because of both jobs. So today, we had to tell family that we weren't going to be able to visit this summer, and that we had pulled our oldest out of Veritas Press' Academy. I think you can see how that all went. You know, we feel bad enough as it is. I have gone around and around with myself this week, wondering if I really AM doing a good job, wondering if we can still provide a quality education for our kids without the accredited diploma, wondering if I will ever quit feeling like a failure?:crying: But you know what my oldest said to me? She said that while she has LOVED VP this year (she really has), she misses working with us. She was also worried about the workload and whether she could keep up (that was my worry too). And then, she said, "Mom, you haven't failed yet! We still have 6 more years, I mean, isn't that when you'll know whether you failed or not? When I move out?":lol: So, OK, I feel better. I'm not a failure, I'm just a homeschool mom that knew this time in life would be hard, and there would be lots of battles to fight. However, I still get discouraged when after 7 years, no one understands that what we're doing is OK.:glare: KWIM? OH, and BTW, VP has been very gracious and kind to us. They really are a great company to work with. Thanks for letting me yell :blush: Blessings! Dorinda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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