Quoting Not tellin:" I hate to sound crass but, time to pull up the adult boot straps and make it happen. Where there is ... [snip!] ... holding it for them. There are ways to make things happen. You just have to check your standards and live within your means. "
hmm that actually gave me a good idea when I call to look for places. I just don't know what to do now. I know SO is going to want to let it go after a fight with him and move on. But it's just going to happen again. Smoke is no joke when it comes to my kid. He had a wheeze when he was an infant, and I swear it was from the smoke in the house in the beginning. He is prone to asthma and I don't want my kid touching and playing with smurf that's going in his mouth if it has smoke on it.
I'm full time in school, and it just worked out perfectly that MIL would watch LO for me when I go, if we do move out - I have to figure something else out. But I'll do whatever for a healthy living environment for my kid.