Okay I need another persons opinion, since I am about to choke my BF.
My new job hours are from 8-5 M-F. Currently I am working 8:30-5:30.
With having to get to work by 8am I can no longer drop my daughter off at 7:30am and get to work on time so I told my BF he would have to start taking her.
He started saying how he would lose his job and how he would be late every day and it would be reflect poorly on him. Here is the problem,
If I leave at 7:10am every morning, I get C to school at 7:30am for breakfast and then I get to work around 8:05ish. Now granted I drive about 20 miles to work every day so that's about right.
He however works 3.2 miles from C's school and has to be there at 8am to start his shift. Now we can't drop her off any earlier than 7:30 am because there is no one at the school before then.
So he wants me to crank out 400 extra bucks a month out to pay for before and after school care when right now its costing us NOTHING to have her at the rec center now.
See everyday Phil takes his 30 minute lunch and picks her up and takes her to the rec center because they don't provide transportation to and from the school.
His main complaint is he believes he will be late to work everyday dropping her off at 730am because it will take him longer than 30 minutes to get to work. He also piped up that sometimes C gives us a hard time in the morning getting her up and I suggested that since I will have to leave earlier to get to work on time, that I would wake her up with me and get her ready so he can take her to school in the mornings.
The only OTHER alternative is she can take the bus in the morning but then she doesn't get breakfast at school and would have to eat at home. (Really not a big deal but why not take advantage of the free breakfast at school?)
So is he being unreasonable? He firmly believes that if he has to do this he will lose his job. I honestly have been doing crap like this on my own for years now before we got together and its just been the things that need to get done, so I did them. I think he is being whiney but on the same token I don't want him to jeopardize his job either. However, I think he is grossly exaggerating his points.
So we can either put her on the bus in the morning and he still picks her up in the afternoon OR I can shell out about 400 bucks a month to put her in before and after school care.