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Hubby feels poor today.

November 24th, 2009 at 01:16 pm

Hubby is freaking out a little today. He says he feels poor now that he knows we give our friend and baby whisperer $80 a week yo watch Bean. I say money well spent. We get a decent chunk of time for that, Bean is with someone who genuinely cares about him, he gets to play with another baby his age while he's there, and they do lots of fun, creative things together that I wouldn't necessarily think to do with him.

Today hubby said I'd better get back to work, sighing "kids are sooooo expensive" under his breath. So funny. I usually am the needless hand-wringer!

When I have freelance work to cover the sitter, it's a no brainer. But, right now things are slow for both of our freelance jobs, so I think he is just having a bit of anxiety about money. We are doing just fine on his salary--even saving money every month.

Maybe I need to have another money sit-down with him. It might make him feel better. I handle all the money issues, and he doesn't really know how much is where.I try to go over it with him at least every 6 months, but it doesn't always happen.

I send Bean to the sitter even when I don't have work. When I was preggo, it gave me a chance to rest and to get things done ahead of Bean Two. Now, it's giving us a chance to nap and spend time alone with the new baby. It's so worth it!

4 Responses to “Hubby feels poor today. ”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I can definately understand your reasoning for this expense. It is nice to have a small, planned chunk of time to take care of things with one less little one to juggle. I hope your hub comes around!

  2. Analise Says:

    I wish I had done more of this kind of spending when my twins were infants. It is $$ well spent and it's good that you recognize the value and luxury of TIME for those precious moments you can't go back and do over.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    Agreed. We did the same. Was pretty expensive, but worth every penny.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    "Baby whisperer" made me laugh. I had a mental image of Cesar trying to show a baby that he is the Alpha male, only to have the baby crying in his arms, checking their diaper, cringing, and then looking around asking, "Anybody got a moist towelette?"

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