On the home front, sports season has begun and there are practices 2 to 3 times per week until the end of October. The dilemma occurs when both parents work, and the pick up schedule varies every day. As a back up, working moms like me have a few options for hitching a ride including:
1. Asking the in-laws for help
2. Piggy back a ride off another mom to the game
Can't go with option one since it is birthday week for one of the in-laws, and it would be mighty rude and to ask. The mere mention might turn me from an in-law into an outlaw. Option two it is...... now all I have to figure out is how much "goodwill" do I have vested in one of the other parents.
Team uniforms? Yup.
Water bottles? Yup.
What time does the game end? Oh boo! No clue.
Weather? Double boo! Rain.
That means standing in the drizzle with a small commuter umbrella, dress clothes and Bog rain boots. Nothing matches - nothing looks glam in the rain, unless you are Audrey Hepburn. Well, I guess it's chin up and call me "Audrey" ... make that "Dr. Audrey".
The real deal about what it’s like to be a working mom. I often hear the following phrase, “I don’t know how you manage it all.“ The reality is, I don’t even know. Deep down inside, I’m wondering the same thing about them. I have two kids, a wonderful husband, a normal suburban life. I’ve always been achievement oriented and simply love to tackle things that sometimes make other peoples eyes glaze over… in boredom. I’m a researcher and my view on the technical stuff is that nothing is difficult, merely complex.
Flat Stanley at the Changing of the Guards.