Just because they’re high earners and optimistic about the economy, doesn’t mean Career and Kids are carefree. They’re worried about interest rates, taxes, job security and crime; about keeping up with the Joneses and paying for their kids’ private schooling. With responsible jobs across the private and public sectors, these individuals simply want the best for their family
Walk with Me
I can’t believe it’s Monday again already. Where do the days go? This weekend passed in a blur: chauffeuring Sarah to her softball match and Russell to guitar lessons, doing the grocery shopping, preparing for the pool party, cleaning up after the pool party…Phew!
The party was a great success, though. All our rellies and neighbours came along, and were suitably impressed. Bryan did all the landscaping around the pool himself – it looks beautiful. The kids are rapt, already planning pool volleyball tournaments with their friends.
Russ and Sarah are great, but I do worry about them sometimes. They’re both doing well at school (so they should be – the fees cost a bomb!) but I’m not sure they realise that Bryan and I aren’t going to coddle them forever. There’s a big bad world out there, and crime rates are rising. No wonder I lie awake at night.
Still, I can’t complain. We’ve both got good, secure jobs: Bryan’s manager of the local Bunnings, and I’m a geriatric nurse, with a promotion to matron on the horizon if I play my cards right. My job comes in handy with the in-laws, actually. Bryan’s mum just had a knee replacement and his dad’s got a dicky heart, so I keep an eye on them. They’re still independent, but we’ll have to think about finding them a retirement village some day soon. My folks live in Christchurch (where I’m originally from) so they’re no hassle, thankfully.