Next week my parents are taking me on the vacation of a lifetime, a 10 day tour to South America and Machu Picchu.
A few days ago, DH was asked by his boss if he could go to a conference one of the weeks I'm gone. Problem is, there really isn't anybody who can stay with DD13 if he goes. We haven't lived in the area very long, and of course we can't ask my folks if they can stay with her. College age kids are all in school.
So, he can't go.
But he is determined to find someone who can stay with DD. More accurately, he is determined for ME to find someone who can watch her. And in a way, he has a point. I'm the social one who went out and found all the local resources and made a few local contacts. He, on the other hand, did not. But I've exhausted my contacts, and anybody we found now would be somebody who DD doesn't know, who we'd have to hire from outside and pay top dollar (i.e. several hundred dollars a day for a week).
I really do feel bad for DH, but I feel I've done my due diligence and he will not. let. go. Every few hours he asks me if this person or that called back, if there's anyone else I can call, if I can call back this or that person who hasn't returned my call from last week about this. And is he willing to do anything at all? Nothing. Nada.
At the moment, he's ticked at me because he walked in while I was on the phone and interrupted my conversation to ask if I'd heard back from anyone. I rolled my eyes and shooed him away.
At this point, I'm just counting the hours until I can get out of the country and away from this silliness.
What do I do, eHellions? Should I keep looking? Tell my husband he's on his own? Should I feel guilty that he can't have his conference while I'm on my trip? Am I being callous, or do I need to work on my spine?