Before this news, the boy had playfully suggested that I go for a full time position that would be coming up soon, leaving him free to get a part time job at McDonalds.
But there's no way I will let this happen because:
- I really, really don't want to go back to working full time. Because there's no job I will love enough to willingly spend 40 hours per week at. Unless of course it becomes a financial necessity - it isn't yet.
- I won't let the boy work at McDonalds. It will probably make him fat and pimply.
- But mainly because without a full time job the boy does not have an excuse to avoid doing housework. I can handle doing most of the housework (though to be fair, he does most of the cooking and taking out of the rubbish and recycling) if he's busy. But if he's under-employed I know I will still be doing most of the housework, and resenting him for it.