Thinking about calling my parents for some moral support. Noodging the kids to work is very stressful; I don't want to get suckered into the old run-to-mommy game. And of course the reaction I'm afraid of *from* my folks is "Oh, maybe that money we're giving you to help out is being wasted and we should stop."
Aargh. Lots of writing to do, should stop noodling here and do it.