Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Working Mom

Yesterday was my first day back at work.  And getting out of the house (sort of) on time went remarkably smoothly.  Mornings have always been my responsibility.  Darren usually leaves for work right about the time I get up.  The problem is, I'm not a morning person.  And Claire and I are always on the brink of being late.  Add in another little person to get ready, and I'm afraid on time might never happen again.

I had clothes laid out for the girls the night before and a vague idea of what I was going to wear.  A shower for me, bath for Bridget, breakfast for Claire and I thought I might actually be on time.

Until I looked at the clock.... 8 am.  And I hadn't left the house yet.  For my first day back, I consider only being 30 minutes late a success.

Today was more of the same...walking into work at 8:30.  Thank goodness I have an understanding boss!

Now I just have to figure out how to get out of the house 30 minutes sooner without getting up any earlier....

(Clairey was in a fabulous mood this morning, which made all the rushing around so much easier)


  1. You know, there was a day when, if I were late for something, I was probably hurt or dead. I am MANIC about being on time. I lose my mind if I run late. But over the years, I have had to make peace with lateness. Now my kids can take their own showers and dress and feed themselves, but what if they are dragging their butts on purpose? You would not even want to be within a mile of my house on Sundays. Anyway, I bet many people in your office have been there, they understand. And it will get easier. Welcome back t the workforce!

  2. Oh my goodness, Claire looks so grown up!! I always worked night shifts because I hated that morning rush.

  3. Ia m not sure how you do it! I am never on time anywhere...I so want to be and I so used to be..but 2 kids and a timetable just not going to happen!! Claire is getting so big! smiles

  4. You will get in the groove before long. Just a 'new normal' yet to get into the swing of.

    Love the picture. It seems that each time I see Claire she seems to look like she has grown like a little weed. Beautiful as ever.

    Love from California

  5. I have learned that taking my shower at night shaves off about 45 minutes from my mornings! Why didn't I do this sooner?!

    You'll get the hang of it!

  6. Leave the house an extra 5 min. early per child so you get on the road when you are supposed to. Night before bathes and take along breakfasts. Tily can be a slow eater.

  7. Oh and Clair so look like a big girl. When did that happen?

  8. Young working moms like you amaze me. I can barely get myself out of the house on time. Glad your first steps back to work went fairly smoothly.


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