Monday, December 30, 2013

All the honeys who making money, all the mommas who profit dollas

I'm normally a mom who works from home. This Christmas break, however, I've been a Working Mom. I'm doing some consulting, so I've been spending my days in an office and listening to zero episodes of Sesame Street. 

I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a refreshing change of pace to get dressed before noon and talk to other adults. But I'd also be lying if I said I didn't call Stephen to check in every forty-five minutes. Not because Stephen is incompetent as a parent, but because I have separation anxiety when Ivy is more than three feet away. It should be noted that Ivy does not share my affliction, and, as we've recently discovered to my horror, is actually much better behaved when I am not around. 

"Um, she never whined while you were at work," Stephen said while Ivy clung to my leg and made that "ehhhhh" noise that means "I'm dissatisfied with life in general right now but I can't articulate why. Regardless, it's your job to fix it."

Serious career face in a serious career workspace.

So maybe the time apart is good for us. Ivy is learning some independence. I'm relearning the satisfaction of a challenging career. But I'm also looking forward to getting back to pajamas and Elmo and spending my days with the tiny human who makes me a little crazy and a lot happy. 

I better go call Stephen.


  1. My girls are sooooooooo SOOOOooooOOooo much better behaved without me around. It's so bizarre. But I can't lie, it makes me a little pleased because then I know for certain that I'm the mama. I watched that happen with kids I worked with in preschool, and now it's happening with mine.

    1. I am so relieved to hear that it's normal.

  2. this is totally random...but the ad on the side bar of your blog is for the no nonsense socks and i just bought some from walmart today and they are by far my favorite socks of all time now. like, i'm going back tomorrow to get some more.

    also, my kids are the same way.

    also, rad career face.

    1. I'm glad someone is keeping track of the ads that run on this site because I'm certainly not.


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