Friday, February 23, 2007

Parenting is Tough

Today has been somewhat trying, but we made it through, ok. Rhi texted me at around 10 or so to tell me that the day off she put in for wasn't approved, and she was pretty upset. I commiserated with her & left it at that, after all, there's only so much you can do, even as a parent. At around 1 or so, she texted me again & she was very angry, upset and disheartened. She was feeling like she had sold her soul to the company she works for & that it was sucking out all of her life. She really just wanted to be a kid, and have fun and have some trivial "kid job" and her's is a very adult job.

So, I went & talked to Troy about what was going on, we cussed & discussed, talked and argued, and realized that the reason she's failing everything is that her job is so intense that she has nothing left for school anymore. So, we decided that she really needed to quit & try to find something a little better suited for a kid that trying to get through high school, and waited for her to come home.

We talked it over with her, told her what we felt & what we wanted, and pretty much took the decision out of her hands, then we went with her, talked to the HR department & took care of it all. When we left she said it felt like a huge weight had been lifted from her shoulders. So, yay!

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