SS16 got a job or DH’s life is over
So SS16 got a part-time job – awesome! He’ll work a couple of weekday evenings and Saturdays. He got his driver’s license last week and part of getting the license was that he was to get a job to pay for gas and insurance. So cool that SS16 followed through.
Anyway DH and I are talking about how this will affect our plans (as we have plans to be out of town for the last weekend in June and the 4th).
DH: We’ll just have to stay home.
ME: You can stay home; I’m going to get out of dodge as planned. And why should SS11 be penalized because SS16 got a job?
DH: SS16 can stay here and use our car to go back and forth to work.
ME: I’m not comfortable with that.
DH: Why? He’s responsible.
ME: Like when he leaves his bedroom windows open with the shades down? Or when he forgets to shut and lock BM’s front door he leaves for school in the morning? Or when he forgets his house keys?
DH: Well what should we do then?
ME: I think you should stay home with SS16 and join us when SS16’s done with work on Saturday. For the 4th I think we should go as planned and you should drive SS16 back on Friday night then after SS16 finishes work on Saturday drive back. Or he could stay with BM as it was her weekend anyway (she always offers us the boys for the “drinking” holidays – Memorial Day, the 4th, Labor Day).
Ultimately I think you/we need to talk to SS16 and see what he wants to do. You will also need to talk to BM about how this will work when it’s our weekend and we’re out of town or it’s BM’s weekend and she’s out of town. We also need to talk to SS16 and tell him what our expectations are when SS16 uses our car or stays here alone.
DH: This is going to be a PITA.
On a side note SS16 already told his employer he wasn’t available for the week of Boy Scout camp and for our week of vacation. BM is pissed because SS16 didn’t ask off for her week of vacation. Too funny. Thanks Karma.