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Your Constitutional Right as a Parent!

Choices As A Parent and Not Just Restricted to the Zodiac!


Do What Has To Be Done!

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In the world we live in today, a few bad moves on your part could possibly doom you and keep you from obtaining certain things. However, make no mistake, there are some things in our lives that make making these bad moves necessary.

People need jobs to work in order to sustain their livelihood and that also includes the things they want as a whole whether its video games, model cars or even parts for a snow blower.

Growing up, I never wanted for much because I got everything I could get as a kid; at least the things I asked for. As a young adult, I learned the value of a dollar even though I still spent my money a little frivolously.

Now I got kids of my own and my first responsibility is them. I make it my life's work to get them everything they need. However, I've held jobs down in the past and a few I would've loved to have gone back to.

I want it to be known that for my kids, I'd work any job if it meant making sure they had a roof over their heads. To me, that's what it means to be a responsible adult. Having said that, let me tell you a little story.

My decision -

I've been working at the nursing home near my house for a month now, it's not at all what I expected and the job is overwhelming. Being an aide alone is stressful. Lately, I haven't had a babysitter to watch my kids because the only babysitter I had is in Florida visiting family.

This has left me high and dry to watch my kids because there is no one else that can. I made the decision to get a second job and try to work with my first somehow so I can have double income and not run myself ragged.

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I get that some places of employment can't be bothered to accommodate everyone, but being there for my kids is important to me and I won't do anything different. Incidentally, I am choosing to let the nursing home job go because I can no longer be bothered to carry everyone's weight and plus, the way things are ran around there rubs me the wrong way.

I have to do all of the dishes all on my lonesome while trying to make sure that I take care of everything else, I can't do it all because there's too much to do in that kitchen for one person even if they are assigned specific tasks.

Everything in that kitchen requires at least two people or more. I can't always be the go to trying to do a thousand and one things because I was trained to do so.

Most nights when I leave the nursing home, I'm too exhausted to do much of anything else besides play video games to ease my tired mind. Again, the dishes, breaking down 3 carts of plates, plate covers, hot plates and silverware never mind the glass cups, it's too much. Training or no, that's too much for one person.

I feel like I made the right choice for my kids because I've already heard it in my boss' voice about my value especially since she was looking for me to come in with a backache the size of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I was just like, "what the fuck; does my life not have merit?"

I got another job recently to counterbalance the lack of flexibility at my nursing home job, but the way things are headed right now, I'd rather be panhandling than going into the nursing home.

I have to think about the welfare of my children, I'm a father first and such is my constitutional right. I realize that I put a lot of people in a bad situation that was already bad before I even showed up on the scene. However, what I do in my personal time is my business and as such I have every right to do what is comfortable for me.

This isn't how I pictured things turning out when it comes to leaving one job for another, but at this point, my kids need their dad and I need them so with my kids I stay.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Rodney McGill

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