I haven't posted here in a while, it looks like no one has in quite a bit. Where are you girls? :)
I am slightly freaking out. My husband is working at the same club that he's been with for around a year and a half. He's the Audio Engineer there. He keeps getting offers from bands to "go on the road" with them. It's a little disturbing every time. But.... last night when he got home he said the band he had was begging him, the band, the crew, everyone involved with them. They tour nationally, so he had to say no. He told them that we have children, one of which is only 14 months old. He grimaced when he told me they offered him a thousand dollars a week, post taxes. He's making just over half that right now. Money's tight, but we are "suffering for our art" so to speak. I know he wants to be able to do more for our family, and I know that he would love to have a tour to put on his resume. I'm torn between feeling like we are holding him back, and feeling relief that he feels family ties as strongly as I do.
In the meantime, I feel very guilty because he knows how I feel about his job. I wonder, and almost certainly know, that my feelings were a large factor in his decision. I ABHOR his schedule. When the club is heavily booked, and it usually is, the children don't get to see him very much. I have the main parenting role, and if I get sick he can't stay home to help out. He is the only person who does his job where he works.
Wow. This has turned awfully *rant*y. Sorry.
I mainly posted here because I wanted to express my worries, and maybe get some feedback as to whether I am being completely irrational. *sigh*