Liam has been saying some hilarious things recently, and rather than post about how John’s company decided to not lay him off (and several other managers) , just reduce his pay-grade to that of his lowest employee, strip his bonus and remove his management position, I’ll put on a smile and post happy stuff, because after all, he still has a job, thankfully.
Me: Yes Liam?
Liam: Can we have a talk? About me being naughty?
Me: Liam, you aren’t naughty, just some of your behaviour has been.
Liam: Well, it’s just that I don’t like Devin, Jake and Jordan. They make me naughty. It’s those kids!
Me to Dustin: You are being a turd. I ought to flush you.
Liam, very distressed: Mommy! He won’t fit down the toilet!
Me: Liam, I am going to send you to the zoo!
Liam: No, Mommy. I’m going to stay right here with you.
The economy sucks. It is foolish to think that anyone is immune to the current situation here in our country. I think the key is to just hang on for the ride, it may be a long one, but if you can keep your head above water, in the end you’ll be better for having made it through. We will continue to live within our means, we will continue to live fairly simply, and we will continue to be mindful of our purchases.
After the initial blow, John and I know that while shocking, the change does have positives. One of the biggest positives is that the stress of not knowing is gone. It is done. The stress has bled into every aspect of our lives, and I’m relieved that after 5 months of wondering, we can move on. Last night when John got home from work, he looked like the weight of the world had been removed from his shoulders. Another positive is that John can return to working on projects, something he is really good at and that he enjoys.