Thursday, September 17, 2009

I was going to write a post about the exciting things Little Bit is doing -- yesterday he learned how to trace his blocks and his hand really well. He also drew a very nice smiling face with representative legs and arms (an advanced drawing skill). The biggest thing happened earlier today. DH walked into his classroom at daycare to pick him up for the afternoon. Little Bit was playing with wooden letters by himself. That's when DH noticed that Little Bit had spelled out his nickname with the letters, all by himself!! I had shown him how to spell it the other week in writing; he remembered. I got a little teary-eyed when DH told me, because, that's my bayh-beee!!! He's only 3 years and 3 months old.

That was going to be my post, maybe going on about the excitement and awesome prospect of raising this gifted little boy. However, my manager pulled me into his office at the end of my work day today. Our departmental 2010 budget has been cut. I got the short straw. The 2010 fiscal year begins in less than 2 weeks at the beginning of October. They will try to find me another position on the contract, but if not...I'm out of a job. I feel like I've been sucker-punched. I'm the primary breadwinner right now. I don't even want to think about how much COBRA health care coverage will cost us if I'm unemployed in a few weeks.


Mo said...

Oh, man. I'm sorry about your impending job loss. I got the "you are entitled to COBRA" letter in the mail a few weeks ago. Haha-I'm entitled to pay you five hundred dollars a month? wow, thanks!
*sorry, the bitter leaked out there, didn't it?*

I'm sending out good thoughts for you-I hope they are able to place you somewhere!

And YAY for writing! That really takes your breath away when they start doing such grown up things, right? My kid just started to write her first letters. Proud as punch, but totally horrified. Wasn't she just, like, BORN?

Take care!

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

Thu hayell!!!!????????