|I'm having t-shirts made to say "you should see the other baby!"|
Mostly he is a total champ about it though. See above picture of my little Batman!
But here is the conundrum -- work. Agh, work. Being a working mom and balancing life (ie - house, kids, family time) is one of the hardest things I've ever done. No matter what I do there is not enough time in the day. And I don't even know how single parents get it all done.
But being a working mom with a sick kid has to be the worst thing ever. Miles has been off and on sick a lot more than I expected since I've started working. Croup, colds, puking, and that allergy to milk have really eaten up my sick time... and then some... and then some more. And I feel so stupid calling in sick yet AGAIN. Even though my boss is exceptionally nice about it (not especially happy about it, but nice all the same). But if I were him I'd fire me. It's just getting ridiculous. Especially since I can't seem to manage taking Miles on a Dr. visit and then making it in to the office afterward. I try, but when Miles falls asleep in my arms coughing and wheezing I just can't force him into the car and back to school. I have such HUGE guilt weighing on my chest that just screams - hold your sick baby, he is your priority. But then when I talk to my boss the guilt is almost just as big. I have a job to do. And since it's commission, I literally cannot afford to be away from it so often.
And the guilt just never ends. Wednesday at 11 AM I got a call from Miles' daycare saying that he had a fever and needed to be picked up... and did I mention that Tony is out of town for work this week. So I had to hang my head in shame as I told my boss that I had to leave work yet again for my sick son. I mean, at this point I work there less time than Kim Kardashian's marriage lasted! Okay, not the best social reference (I'm not even sure it made sense) but I really wanted to work that in somewhere...
So, I'm not really sure what my point is here. I like working. And I REALLY like working where I do. But I just can't seem to win. The guilt is everywhere. But when it comes down to it, Miles always wins my time. I just hope my job continues to be okay with it.