My husband and I want our eldest daughter to go to two different schools. We initially had her booked into a private school but had a look at a public school out of curiosity. I would still like her to go to the private school, we loved it, it was a good fit, it's 10 minutes from home in the direction of DHs work and we wouldn't have to use before school care as it starts at 8:25 - it equates to $100 per week, we currently pay $250 for her to go to daycare. My husband wants her to go to the public school, we liked it the vibe, it's small (which can be both good or bad IMO), it's 20 minutes from home in the opposite direction of both our jobs, we'd likely have to use before school care as well as after because it starts later (8:55) and finishes at the same time (even though DH has said we won't, eventually I can foresee we would use it due to our work hours), but it's free. Neither of us want what the other wants. DH's reason is that we are saving for a house and the $5k p/a it would cost for the private school has put him off. We earn $145k p/a between us in our jobs and that is to increase substantially in 2018. I see the financial concern, but not enough to warrant not sending her to a school I love.
Anyone faced a similar problem? What would you do? I'm so furious, I went back to work and bring in 40% of the total household income even though I didn't want to return, and I feel like I'm being forced to just give in to keep the peace :-(