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I've said it before, and I'll say it til the day I die...I'm so fortunate to be able to work from home and spend time during the day with my child.
Yesterday I had to travel into the city for a day long meeting with my manager. Our team is 100% remote so half the team flew in for the session, and those of us within driving distance, well, we drove.
Because our move took us an hour further away from the office, my drive each way was 2 hours in rush hour traffic. I left at 7:15, and didn't get home til just after 6. I had to figure out dinner on the way home, which by the way, is a lot harder to do on the fly home when you live in a rural area where there are no drive thru's. I managed to pick up a couple prepared salads and some day old (they must have been made that morning - needless to say they were awful) sub sandwiches. I got complaints from hubby about not having a decent dinner (they were light hearted, but complaints nevertheless), and Maggie was so frenzied with excitement about me finally being home she burned through her energy too quick, and it was lights out before 8.
I didn't sleep well (mind was racing because it never got enough downtime after work was done), was wide awake unwillingly at 3am this morning...and still feel about as exhausted as I did before I left the house yesterday morning. Not to mention that half an hour into my commute I realized I had left all of my colleagues xmas treat packages on the dining room table, when I spent extra time this weekend making sure I had them ready to go. Colour me disappointed - and now I have to give them away to anyone who will take them.
I honestly don't know how you ladies do it every single day...and in case no one else tells you often enough what super heroes you really are, let me say it now. Keep up the good work mommas!
Becky, mommy to my Monkey Pie, Maggie (June 10, 2010)
AWWW! Thanks Becky..your comment means alot! What you described is my day M-F...pure madness at times. Yesterday I had a breakdown and cried in my driveway I was so overwhemled... Now Caden is sick....asthma related..
You are a super hero too though...don't you forget it!!!! I can just picture Maggie being so excited to see you when you did get home...Melts my heart thinking about it...
that sounds like my day, we leave between 7:15-7:30 and are home 6-6:15. Some days DH gets home 10-15 minutes before us and can start something for dinner, since Juliet always wants to eat as soon as we get home. Or we give her some cheese and crackers or leftovers until more of a meal is made.