The Unbearable Banishment: there's no pleasing some people

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

there's no pleasing some people

7-Year Old Daughter took my job loss pretty hard at first but since then she has gotten quite use to having my unemployed ass around the house. Both Daughters seem delighted. I love them but, honestly, I could use a change of scenery.

I walked downstairs in my best suit and tie and 7-Year Old Daughter asked if I was going into the city for another interview. I told her I was and that, hopefully, I would be back to work very soon.

She burst into tears. "I don't want you to go back to work! I want you to stay here! Can't you work in my school?!" Later, she said that she hopes I find a job, but not for the rest of the year.

God forbid.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

(sigh) this is the kind of thing they'll remember better, with more understanding, when they're older... i ask my kids (maybe too often) how they feel about things they remember from their childhood, and i'm often amazed at the things that i expected to be "defining", and were mere blips on their little radar screens...

April 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Anonymous nuttycow said...

Hahaha. Sorry to say, this made me giggle just a little bit :)

Probably because I think I can remember saying the same thing to my mother when she decided to go back to work!

April 8, 2009 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

Starvation or disappointing your kid. Tough call.

April 8, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Daisy: Actually, I think this will be a good lesson for her in perseverance.

Nytty: No apology needed! I posted it because I thought it was funny. Does it come off as though I'm looking for sympathy? Hope not!

K: A rare book or disappointing your kid is an even TOUGHER call.

April 8, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Books are quieter than children.

April 8, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Jo: ...and they smell better.

April 8, 2009 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Awww! That is so sweet.

I worked from home and now I am home. It's gotten very boring.

I hope I haven't developed agoraphobia.

April 8, 2009 at 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Good luck with the interview UB.

Laughin' at kyk and digital fortress.

April 8, 2009 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

Hang in there. I remember a few months of joblessness after the move and nearly lost my mind. As much as I moan about work, I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have a job!

April 9, 2009 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

DF: Don't know how I'd like working at home. I'm a social butterfly, you know.

Rob: Thanks. I'll need it. The competition is fierce.

AFM: Actually, from a calendar perspective it hasn't been THAT long--but it feels like ages.

April 9, 2009 at 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll get over it. My daughter was thrilled when I began staying at home, but as the new school year began she came home when day and said,

"If you'd just get a job Mom, I could go to the Boys and Girls Club after school and be with my friends."

This was followed up with several days later with,

"When are you going back to work already?"

Little girls are fickle.

April 9, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

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