Hand off some of the responsibility
It’s okay to share the chore. In fact, it’s important to.
This time of year we always have the expense of our ski pass. Now while you might think that’s a luxury, it’s actually a great deal. For $100/weekend, we all get to ski together every weekend. It’s great family time, good fitness and good fun. Much cheaper than hockey for one kid, truth be told. You just have to pay it up front. So I asked my husband to make the necessary arrangements and he found a way. I don’t have all the solutions. I just think that I do. But I don’t.
Lately I’ve been asking my kids for more help too. With dishes and laundry – it helps keep us on top of housework.
Even if we feel like the debt is all our fault. And I must admit that I do, it doesn’t mean that I have all the solutions.
It’s a relief to to share the work and share the solutions.