November 30, 2020

Life update.

We've decided to pull Maddie from preschool.
It hurt my heart and my head.
David and I went back and forth about it but in the end we both knew it's for the best.

We were managing decently enough, (and by that I mean I'm lying hardcore)
We had food. Not enough-David constantly acted like he was starving to death. (We didn't have snacks or junk food so it was the end of his world). Our bank account went $.05 negative and Netflix emailed me to say there was an issue with our card.  Yea.
We also took into consideration that next year she'll be going to preschool through the school system and not through base like she is now.
Plus the idea of not really doing Christmas killed us.
I had all kinds of Pinspired projects ready to go then realized I couldn't afford to do them.
We sat Maddie down and talked to her about it and she's okay with it.
We considered putting her in half day but realized by the time her name popped up on the list, it'd be about March anyway and Fin's summer vacation would be coming up and I wouldn't want her in school while he's not.
Plus, she misses mommy/Maddie time while Owen naps.

So now that we've finally decided, I'm okay with it. I'm glad we've made a decision.
I did up our next meal plan/grocery list and David'll be more pleased.
Maddie'll be excited to spend her days with me again decorating for Christmas and helping me around the house.
We'll be less stressed out with money actually in our bank again.
I hate money.
We're still not as great as we once were thanks to the army and all that mess but this is enough to help us actually live/make it again, thankfully.
Since they require a two week notice that I'd forgotten about, she'll be going until December 10th which is still a good chunk of change but at least it's a bit prorated.

So yea, that's that update. 

In case you're clueless go read this post then this post.

But I sure am excited to have that little mess of a child home with me again. 


Mrs. K said...

Money stresses me out, too. :/ I hate when the Army makes mistakes like that (HELLO, OFTEN!!) and the families are the ones hit hard by it. It's not always easy to catch something like that. The same happened to us, but we also noticed before we were spending too much. It was still a mess, though.

Micah Cain said...

Glad you guys are doing better! I hate that our lives are based on money now a days.
So sweet of her to understand. I bet she will love the mommy time <3
I hope things only get better for you guys & you have a great Christmas!

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

I hate money, too girl. It's the devil. I am for sure convinced of that. It's nice to know that there are others out there going through the same type of things. You are brave. Thanks for sharing! Sorry you have to take her out but everything happens for a reason and it will all work out in the end ;) HUGS!

Nicole Buckingham said...

hang in there you. This is such a special age to be with your little and the adventures you two will have together I'm sure will be magical.

Aloha Sweet Friend,
We are gathering for An Aloha Affair , a sweet sort of mingling and sharing and growing together. I would so love it if you'd join us. You will always be welcome, anytime. Save ya a seat?...


Karen Jacobs said...

Found you on Glam Hungry Moms linkup. Love the honesty re: Money. Refreshing really! Thanks for sharing.

Paige said...

Meh. I hate money too.

Jen Collado said...

I'm a new follower from the giveaway at Frugal Foodie Mama :)

Kristen @ KV Confessions said...

Ugh, I really hate money too. Even having it is stressful with managing it and making sure you don't go broke or overdo it - "living within your means" is hard to define sometimes. I think you know my situation - I went almost a year without buying presents or anything frivolous for myself this past year, and it really helped me appreciate all of the simple, more meaningful things I had in my life. It made me question - do things define my happiness or do the people and relationships in my life define it? No matter what - you WILL get through it and things WILL get better! I heart you! xo