As per the post the other day, the ex and I are having issues. We like to be a normal couple, so we chose the number one issue in America couples fight over- money. I didn’t realize until then but he was still pissy over the checking account fiasco recently. Which made me pissy, because like I keep telling him, until he hands over his debit card and I control 100% of the spending, I will not be held 100% responsible if something happens. It’s stupid. But anyways….So we start fighting about it AGAIN last night and this morning it turned ugly. Finally I turned around and told him “Fine, I will just go get a job then!” To which he says “Fine!” and I reply “Fine!!”. (Mature? Not so much.)

After lunch I get all dressed up and made up and went out into the world to start the job-hunting process. 2 hours later I returned home, employed. I will be hostessing at Cracker Barrel, just on the weekends, so no worries about finding someone to watch the kids. Needless to say I am insanely excited about this. Not only do I not have to worry about daycare, I get to have time away from my kids every weekend and get PAID for it!! Doesn’t get better than that!

I also got the coolest compliment while I was there. The manager loved me, I don’t say that to brag, she told me how excited she was because she thought I’d do great. I was worried about them even hiring me because I have been a SAHM for so long. I made the comment about “Don’t worry, I am involved in a playgroup and I was room mom at school this year, so I promise I’m not totally lacking in social skills.” She laughed, and says “Even if you’d have said you have no social skills at all, I wouldn’t have believed you. You have a beautiful smile and your personality just sparkles!” Wow! LOL…What do you say to that? I’ve been accused of a lot of things in my time, sparkling was never one of them! 😉

29 Comments on Semi-Big Development!

  1. Beckie
    May 19, 2007 at 10:04 pm (10 years ago)

    I know I already said it, but congrats!

  2. colleen
    May 19, 2007 at 10:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Congratulations! The thought of going back out and trying to get a job scares the crap out of me. One day it will happen… but not today. I’m not ready!

  3. Cate
    May 19, 2007 at 11:12 pm (10 years ago)

    Sorry about the fight, but congrats about the job! Time away from the kids is good for any mom’s sanity…plus a little extra cash is always good!

  4. CharmingDriver
    May 19, 2007 at 11:12 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats and YAY @ the compliment to boot!

  5. Deborah
    May 20, 2007 at 3:30 am (10 years ago)

    Sounds perfect. Congrats!

  6. Diane
    May 20, 2007 at 6:06 am (10 years ago)

    GREAT news!!! You are going to love it and OMG time to your self!!!!!
    as For the ex something tells me he will be pulling his hair out over this one.

  7. Nell
    May 20, 2007 at 7:35 am (10 years ago)

    Congratulations! Since my kids got here, any part-time work has felt like a mini-vacation from the rest of my life, I’m sure you’re going to love it! (Especially since your new boss already thinks you’re sparkly!)

    I’m sorry it had to come about because of a fight over money though, I hate those.

  8. Meredith
    May 20, 2007 at 7:40 am (10 years ago)

    Good luck with the new job, and its great you won’t have to worry about finding daycare for the kids.

  9. Jane
    May 20, 2007 at 8:34 am (10 years ago)

    Congratulations! Cracker Barrel on weekends – that’ll keep you hopping! But it’ll be fun.

  10. Tulipmom
    May 20, 2007 at 9:10 am (10 years ago)

    Good for you! Sounds like a win-win situation. You get some time away and some cash and Hubby gets the kids and a chance to eat his words!

  11. Shelly
    May 20, 2007 at 9:11 am (10 years ago)

    Woo hoo for you!! Now you can tell us tales from your weekend escapades.

  12. Tulipmom
    May 20, 2007 at 9:12 am (10 years ago)

    Okay, you’re the only one winning, but you know what I meant.

  13. Erin
    May 20, 2007 at 10:50 am (10 years ago)

    Free food???????

  14. sam
    May 20, 2007 at 11:23 am (10 years ago)

    Congrats! That’s fantastic news!!

    And way to stick it to DH (Oh the message board life’s coming out. LOL) and hold your ground. You did just what you said you were going to!! Should be fun too!

  15. Swistle
    May 20, 2007 at 2:02 pm (10 years ago)

    That is really exciting! No having to subtract childcare costs from your paycheck, and also HE gets to take care of the kids for a couple of days.

  16. Pendullum
    May 20, 2007 at 5:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Good on you, and a job with such a great compliment…
    You should be walking on the moon…
    Good for you…

  17. Christy
    May 20, 2007 at 6:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Thats awesome! In a similar yet non related incident the garbage man told me I had a pretty smile and face last week. Ah the highlights of the sahm’s day!

  18. crunchycarpets
    May 20, 2007 at 7:28 pm (10 years ago)

    That is great.
    A while back dh and I were in a big stink about money and I said the same thing…sure enough I was offered AMAZING jobs all over the place..about 3 great opportunities IF I wanted full time work.

    That shut him up.

    He doesn’t fight about money any more.

  19. Jennie
    May 20, 2007 at 7:48 pm (10 years ago)

    Congratulations Sara! It should be fun!

  20. Tina
    May 20, 2007 at 8:15 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats! Sounds like a great compromise.

  21. Cindy
    May 20, 2007 at 8:24 pm (10 years ago)

    While I’m sorry about the fight…congratulations on the job!!! And it sounds like your new boss is a) a very perceptive person, and b) a nice lady. I hope you enjoy your work!

  22. Cakehead
    May 20, 2007 at 9:12 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh how fun. Congratulations. I assume that means he gets to watch the kids for two days? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 😉

  23. Donna/Nesting Momma
    May 21, 2007 at 12:35 am (10 years ago)

    wow,that’s great. I think I’ll go on job interviews just for the “love”. Congrats!

  24. Jackie
    May 21, 2007 at 6:14 am (10 years ago)

    Congrats! I love the “time away from the kids and getting paid for it” idea. Great positive thinking there. Enjoy!!!

  25. Melissa
    May 21, 2007 at 9:10 am (10 years ago)

    I have no doubts it will be awesome opportunity for you to have some adult time, kid free time!!! And it will be good for the ex to have a taste of the “easy life” of taking care of 3 kids by himself every weekend…I think its just PERFECT for you both!!! 🙂

  26. N
    May 21, 2007 at 10:47 am (10 years ago)

    Yes, big congrats on the job!!

  27. Rhonda
    May 21, 2007 at 10:55 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats!! You are going to love it. Especially getting to go potty alone!!!! Well as alone as a bathroom with stalls can be but you know what I mean. No one leaning on your knee trying to discuss life issues while your peeing. haha

  28. Wendy
    May 23, 2007 at 6:37 am (10 years ago)

    Congratulations! That is awesome!


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