Many of you know by now that my hubby was laid off last week. I cannot begin to describe the amount of anxiety this has caused, not to mention that it is a punch to the gut.
He is handling it well, working with a headhunter and networking. He is an extremely smart and talented guy so we hope this situation does not last too long.
Yet, we have no idea what is going to happen. Everyday you hear how the economy is worsening and that this is just the tip of the iceberg. I just keep adding up numbers in my head and subtracting them from my paycheck. I think that I keep hoping that this continuous math exercise will eventually result in everything balancing out.
We are cutting back left and right, and more importantly, trying to do so while buffering our daughter. No crying or depression allowed around her. I am happy that her Christmas is bought and paid for, so we don’t have to try and explain everything to her.
What is interesting is that you question every little expense. I mean, the school is having a “Breakfast with Santa” where your child can have a picture taken with Santa, for $20. Do I deny her this experience? Would she care?
Well, back to my mental calculations…