Need help with domestic dilemna...what do you think?
I need some feedback on a situation! Please help!
Here's the problem: The husband just told me that there is an out-of-town hockey tournament this weekend (yes, four days away). He SAYS he doesn't care if he goes, but obviously he does or he wouldn't have brought it up, right?
Why is this a problem?...well, we are newcomers to the city we currently live in so we really don't know anyone yet (my husband is involved in his hockey team with some guys he works with). I am on maternity leave so I'm stuck in the house most of the time with two little kids. Since money is very tight while I'm not working, we can't really afford babysitters. The husband works long hours at a new job so we don't see an awful lot of him as it is except on weekends, and he is often on 24-hour call.
I don't want to be a nagging, clinging spouse but...for him to be gone the entire weekend really, really, sucks for me and the kids. The weather here is horrendously cold and both my kids are just getting over the flu (which I now have...I may get to sleep through the night one of these years :coffee ) so we can't really go outside. And anyone who has gone to the mall with two kids under 5 can vouch for this - it's no fun.
And most annoying - he says it's "up to me" if he goes or not. So of course, I am in a no-win situation - if I say go, then I have a veerrry long weekend on my own with the kiddies, and if I say stay home, then
:whip - you know.
So...what do I do???