So yesterday, I proposed a possible solution to the big dreams/small cash crisis: we could make fliers that promoted our availability to do babysitting, yard work, chores, etc., and distribute them around our block to earn some cash. This was met with general disdain by all, and this morning when Katie was "encouraging" me to post another blahg entry, she suggested I write about my "forced labor idea." So, I can sit back and let them deal with consequences of their own sloth then listen to all the griping later about how we couldn't afford a vacation this year, OR I can more forcefully enlist their help and drive the plan forward. Normally, I can pretty easily choose between the mean mom and the fun mom when I need to, but in this case, being the mean mom for a while would enable us to have some serious "fun mom" time later, if things work out.
But for now, I have my own yard work to do. Good time to pray for wisdom and think things through. Your comments and suggestions are welcome!