So since I got custody of my two children in 2011, I’ve been working full-time, my mum has been a rock and looks after the kids half-term and summer holidays, well last summer she said was her last she don’t mind doing half-terms but won’t be doing the summer holidays, 6 weeks, which I can understand as she done enough for me, my kids are 12 & 14, I don’t know that I’m going to do, I don’t want to give my job up but might not have a choice ad time is running out, I can’t find any club’s for them as too old, and there’s no way I can leave them on their own together most of the day, anyone got any advice please on what I could do, I’m getting worried.
I am in the same predicament as you but sadly no parents to ask. I have saved my 3 weeks for summer holidays. I am waiting to hear from.old nursery about the rest of the summer holidays .thenursery agreed her going back at Easter although my child is in reception and that sort of worked until she caught a nasty bug with temp of 41 .
Have you gone online or thought of voluntary work? We had school children helping at our events over the holidays and in the office . Have you thought about unpaid leave ? Or even asking your mum to do 3 weeks and that you will pay her. Hope it works out and please do.not give up your job .
I’m in Kent. Unfortunately from may – October is our busy season, I don’t get any time off ,only bank holidays and obviously weekends, I’m reluctant to leave them on there own together for 6weeks, as they always kicking off together, I really don’t know what I’m going to do.