I might be leaving my life of bon-bon eating leisure to work full time. This will be a huge adjustment, not just for me, but for the entire family. It will be nice to have a steady paycheck--but we are all realistic about the trade-offs.
"Can we order pizza tonight?" A. Peevie asked.
"How about if I make pizza instead?" I suggested. "We're sort of cash poor at the moment."
"We're always cash poor," C. Peevie observed.
"Well, if I get a full-time job, we won't be cash poor any more," I said. "But we'll be time-poor."
"And Mommy-poor," said M. Peevie, neatly summarizing the primary drawback to the new plan.
My heart broke just a tiny bit.