- Family and Parenting
A Day in the Life of a Mom
Well truly these events started yesterday. It was Thursday and I was studying for an interview that I had scheduled for the next day. Yes this stay at home mom is looking for a job outside of the home. Wish me luck. It has been a difficult journey because usually the hours offered do not work for my schedule or I get the dreaded, “You are over qualified.” WTF? That has to be an excuse.
So as I was getting work done studying for my interview and tutoring, I got an email from my kids’ teacher. My baby girl was not feeling well did I want to pick her up? I wanted to respond with, “No you deal with it!” but that would make me a Bad Mommy. Fortunately for me my husband had a window of time where he could pick up our daughter from school and drop her off at home. So I emailed their teacher with, “My husband will be there in 20 minutes.” In no time my daughter was home looking like something the cat had drug in. I gave her some drugs for the fever and put her in my bed watching Sponge Bob while I went back downstairs to my office to finish up my tutoring hours. Once I was done with my shift I went to check on her and tried to figure out how I would get my other two kids and worse yet what would I do the next day because I had an interview and I was sure my daughter would be home sick. Hmmm. I would have to figure that out later first things first.
My husband came home to sit with my daughter and make dinner while I got my other two kids. Then it was time for baseball I stayed home with my girls and my husband went to practice with my son. Before they left my husband reassured me that he would be home if my daughter had to stay home. That came as a huge relief but I was still feeling like a chicken with its head cut off.
Before she went to bed I took her temperature and it was normal she was obviously feeling better. But I was still not sure how she would feel the next day. After the kids went to bed I stayed up getting some unfinished business taken care of. I went to bed about 11pm and slowly drifted off to sleep at about 2 am there was a small voice next to me, “Mommy I can’t sleep.” I got up still asleep and put one of my daughters back in bed. I would have to wake up in a couple of hours and I was tired. I fell back to sleep quickly and another voice woke me up “Mommy?” I look at the clock its 4 am. Why is this happening? This never happens. I put my child back to bed I am still not sure which kid it was and at this time I didn’t really care I was way too tired to care. I wanted to get back to sleep quickly. I lie down and go to sleep and as soon as I do I turn back over and its 6:30 already, time to get up. I get up my daughter is feeling better and wants to go to school. I make my kids breakfast and lie back down while they get ready. About an hour later its time to leave, but the kids have their panties in a bunch because today is “Crazy Hair Day” at school. WTF?!? So I quickly come up with 3 ideas and off we go.
After I drop my kids off, I get back home and start my day. I have a couple of hours of tutoring and I continue to study up on the company that I am interviewing for. I am so tired I decide to shower and get ready hoping that it will wake me up. I look at the clock and realize that I am running late. Oh great!! I pull out my interview outfit I only have two of them and the first one is dirty. Did I forget to take it to the cleaners? Oh well on to the next outfit, it looks just fine. I finally get it together even after trying to put my underwear on the wrong way (please don’t ask) and head out the door.
I find the place with ease and even arrive early. I meet the woman that is interviewing and my first thought is, “Why is she wearing fishnets? Are they back in fashion? I sure hope not.” This woman is actually dressed more for the strip club than a professional job. The interview goes incredibly well and I finish by asking my favorite interview question, “Do you feel I am qualified for this position?” I love it because it throws people off and this woman was no exception she was stuttering with her response. Her final response once she gathered her thoughts was, “I don’t know you seem over qualified.” That might have been the kiss of death but I am used to that by now. We will know next week. So I got through that tired but at my A game. Now to go home and eat something, I missed breakfast (I know bad bad) and now it was lunch time. I got home, walked through the door, went to the bathroom and the phone rang it was my kids school again. Oh no I was sure it was my daughter she must have been feeling bad again. Nope I was way wrong this time it was my son. My son fell on the playground while playing and busted his lip, bit right through it. No time for lunch or to change clothes. I go quickly and get him from school and take him straight to the hospital. The day is far from over. I am so hungry and still have my uncomfortable interview outfit on. To be honest I am just happy it is Friday and that I can sleep in tomorrow (or at least I hope so).