Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My Working Mom Accomplishments

Over the past few weeks, I have been discussing what it's like to juggle all aspects of my working mom life.  It's definitely a humorous conversation at times.  I now reflect back on some of my major accomplishments as a working mom over the past couple of years...

1.) Getting to my desk, relatively on time.  Some days, this is my biggest accomplishment.

2.) Getting through the day with the snot on my pants going unnoticed as my darling little one decided to rub her runny nose on my pants as I was walking out the door.

3.) Disguising the fact, that during a meeting with a C-level executive, I only slept 4 hours the night before.  Not because I spent all night working on the presentation, but because my daughter had pneumonia and I slept in her room.  I woke up every time she moved/coughed/rolled over.

4.) Getting my daughters to school dressed in pajamas on Pajama Day.

5.) Rushing out of the office to pick up my kids, after the last meeting of the day runs late and arriving at the very last minute before having to pay more.  And not getting a speeding ticket in the process.

6.) Having enough food in the house to scrape together a packed lunch for them.  The mere act of packing lunches day after day is quite an accomplishment.

7.) Hoping the fact that I forgot to turn in the sign up sheet for the school play somehow remains under the radar screen.

8.) Getting both kids to school, on time, without having to talk about Mommy's behavior and that I could have handled myself better that morning.  I run out of patience after asking them to put their shoes on after the 10th or 11th or 40th time.

9.) Remembering to sign permission slips and turn them in no later than 5 days past the due date.

10.) Getting myself in bed and asleep before 10:30pm (a rarity these days).

11.) Occasionally getting dinner on the table for Steve and I during the week.  Even if dinner consists of cereal and M&M's.

What are some of your biggest accomplishments as a working Mom?