Yesterday, I thought that I had everything under control. I got a few stories up nice and early and had a few FREE hours to spare for my daughter. So, we headed to the pool for a morning of bonding and relaxation. While we were sitting there, I received three emails in a row reminding me about deadlines that were coming up or due by the end of the day.
How did I miss all of these?
None of them were LATE (yet)… but I had to get home to do them. So, just when we were getting in a groove, I had to pack everything up and get us back home. My job offers me a lot of freedom, but I don’t ever take advantage of it. Was my daughter happy? Absolutely not – but what could I do?
It took me a few hours but I got everything in on time. Luckily for us, last night the children went to see Planes: Fire and Rescue during a Disney preview. So, even though I ended her aquatic fun, there was something waiting for her to do later on during the day.
It still makes me sad that I can never really have a full day off. And believe me – I’m not going to get all “woes is me” on you because I know I don’t have a true 9 to 5. But I also never ever have a day off either… even when I try to take one.
I wrote this article yesterday for She Knows about how I always feel like I’m failing my children. I guess the timing was perfect because as we were walking out of the pool it was the only thing I was thinking about.