Joined 16th March 2008
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Take a trip to NY with my girls and see as many Broadway shows as we can fit in.
Open my own girly shop, Madigail
Being organized and tidy.
Teaching A that clothes sometimes are a good thing.
Teaching M patience
Teaching M to sew, and wait patiently to be able to put our seeds outside.
Teaching A that sharing and taking turns are good things.
Knitting a blanket for my oldest friend who is having her first baby.
Sewing curtains, pajamas and dresses.
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Answered on 10th July 2008:
I manage 6 restaurants with 20-30 employees at each restaurant. I hear often that we are missing employees who are unable to come to work because they can't afford to put gas in their car. In the last month I have transfered over 10 employees to different restaurants in the area to be closer to their homes due to gas prices.
I drive 2500 to 3000 miles per month. I have a Toyota Camry and I fill up every two days at about $60 per fill up. So that is about $180 or more per week that I spend on gas alone. That is the same amount, sometimes more that I spend on childcare and more than my mortgage.
I have stopped using my car to run errands or do my shopping. My daughters and I ride our bikes, and I have a buggy that attaches to my bike for hauling our groceries, but that impact on my gas expense is minimal.
I try to make sure I'm leaving laundry done and house tidy, to lighten his load. I also arrahge for either my Aunt, Grandma or our friend/sitter to "drop in." That way if he needs assistance, he doesn't have to ask.
There's a great book that the girls always read when I'm gone called "Momma always comes home." I talk to them in the morning and at night, and I always get one surprise for them.
I still feel guilty as I always do when someone else is carrying my mommy responsibility, but in the end I try to remember that it really is great for them to get Daddy time and to know that Mommies can go away and things will keep trucking along.
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