January 18, 2006
January 18, 2006
Being a working mom I juggle things all day long-clients, problems, employee schedules-but most importantly my children’s day care situation. Since I have been running my business out of my home I am not considered a ‘full-time working mom’—that is hysterical, ‘cause I am a full time Mom and Full-Time Entrepreneur.
Juggling is the only word I know to best describe being a working mom. If the sitter is sick-then I juggle work and being an entertaining monkey for bored children. If the children are sick, no sitter again-juggle work and being nurse maid. If I am sick-I continue to work, and juggle….well I don’t think I need to list the gross details. I often feel like I am not fooling anyone, everyone probably knows I am doing a ½ ass job at both jobs.
And if I am not paying close enough attention I will screw up my very difficult juggling act-it’s all really just smoke and mirrors, which brings me to my list for today:
Things this Working Mom has screwed up:
· Did not do a fancy over the top poster for my sons’ first report, sent photo copies
· Sent my son to his soccer game in a dirty uniform
· Lost a book bag book
· Forgot snacks for Sunday School for both kids class
· Forgot snacks for my son’s baseball game
· Forgot snacks for my daughter’s school
· Forgot to pay dues at my daughter’s pre-school (and then told everyone it was my husband’s fault)
· Never sent out Thank you cards for my son’s 6th birthday
· Lied about late home work assignments (no, not your class-last year)
I read an article once about being working mom, it said ‘you can have it all, just not at the same time’. I honestly don’t know it that makes me feel better or worse-‘cause I want it all.