Thursday, June 9, 2011


The hardest part about working, is not being able to be there when my kids need/want me.

Example 1: My phone rings, and it's the daycare. Ginger has fallen down the slide, and her chin is split open and bleeding uncontrolably. Do I leave work and get her right away? How severe is it? Does it need stitches? The daycare advises me to take her to get it glued or stitched at the local First Aid center at the hospital. Luckily Joe has exams this week, and is at home studying. After arrival he informs me the damage is minimal, and not to worry. It's nice that the daycare is serious about my children's well-being, but it's still hard not to be able to assess the situation myself.

Example 2: The school is organizing a talent show during school hours. Right during my work hours. So I have to miss the performance she and her friend Hannah have been practicing for so long. No luckily here.

Example 3: Today was "clothing swimming"day at swim lessons. Of course I put it in my planner, but continued to forget to look in that planner, and make sure they packed what they needed. At the beginning of the week a similar thing happened when the kids went on their fieldtrip, and Winter was supposed to bring a warm coat, gloves, and skigear, to go indoor skiing. Luckily there was another mom who ran home and got her what she needed.

Example 4: A 6 week Summer break is coming up for the kids, but I only have 2 weeks off. Luckily my kids won't get stuck in a day-care because my sister Emma will watch them.

The word Luckily appears much more often in this post than I'd like to see!

1 comment:

Nancy Sabina said...

I know what you mean about being torn in two directions. But maybe the word "luckily" should be replaced with something like "blessed".

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