I posted the other day about my husband losing his job due to layoffs. Obviously we’re quite frustrated with the situation, and we really, really don’t want to have to move. My inlaws are wonderful people, but we don’t see eye to eye at all politically. Even beyond the challenges of living in their house normally, I don’t want to be there in an election year….
But it’s been something seeing how good of friends we have. Right now my daughter is with a friend of mine, one I met because her daughter is friends with mine, even though they aren’t in the same kindergarten class. Her immediate reponse on hearing the news was to ask how she could help.
I told her number one thing is to keep an eye out for job leads.
Today and probably tomorrow she’s having my daughter over to her house for a few hours after school so that we have more quiet time to manage my husband’s job hunt. Tomorrow she’ll probably even have my son over, which will be his first time going to a non-relative’s house and staying without me. But she has a son just a bit older than him, so I think it will work out well.
She’s in much the same situation as I am, a stay at home mom. Not a lot of extra money. She is an absolutely wonderful friend, and I am so glad to have met her.