Sunday, April 18, 2010

hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work i go

dottie angel

I've never been one who's afraid of hard work. I'm not big on sweating unless I'm working out, but if it's a job I deem worth doing, I'm all over it.

So I hate to admit that I'm a little scared to face this week.

We are back home. The boy goes back to school tomorrow. Sugar Daddy is headed off to the office. I'm going to start my life as a mother of two babies who are ten months apart in age. I've got to get a handle on this. I need a schedule.

Yesterday I organized the stacks of diapers. Little tiny ones and big ones. Side by side.

I took stock of all the bottles. Again, big ones and little ones. I thought about all the milk that our little family is going to consume over the next few years and I think it may be cheaper to just buy a jersey cow. However, I'm pretty sure livestock are against our homeowners association rules. Tempting though.



I'm going to wear my uniform everyday this week. I'm so much more productive when I wear my aprons. And my mother always told me, if you are going to a new job, look the part.

Even if you don't know what the hell you are doing.

16 comments:

Jennifer R. said...

Schedule, breathe, schedule, breathe, schedule. And from a mother who came awfully close to screaming an expletitive at my 8 month old and momentarily lost her 3 year old today, I have faith in you.

Amyesq said...

What do you need? Anything....

Jessa said...

You can do it!

And if things get iffy...hire more staff!

Good luck.

Jill said...

I have every confidence in you! And when the going gets tough you can always, ALWAYS turn to chocolate and diet coke!

Call me if you need adult conversation! I'm only a phone call away.

Nash said...

i LOVE your blog! You can do it!!

RiNNE said...

good-luck!

as the rap song said, "you can do it, put your back into it!"

i'm sure that once you have a schedule, you'll soon get the hang of it. of course, i only have one child though...what do i know?

i'm also hoping (praying) that you'll go back soon to your boutique??

i bought a bib necklace from someone else but it's no comparison :(.

waiting patiently,
corinne *hugs*

Kataroo said...

Wishing you the very BEST :)

Cathy said...

Maybe that's why I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing. I haven't been wearing my apron. Thanks for the reminder.

Elizabeth said...

Strength and courage to you! You can do it. I'm certain. Accept help when offered, though. And keep us posted --

Erika Jurney said...

I'm so happy for you and your new adventure. My 3 boys are less than 3 years apart, and the first two are 8 months apart. You *can* do it!

Erika

Laura said...

look, if I can do it, anyone can...even the cow.

and I threw my apron on just last night when I started to feel a loss of control...wore it...steamed some salmon...made some garlic bread...the whole night went so much better thanks to that apron.

have you seen the new ones at anthro???

margie said...

you are going to rock the hell out of this...and look fab doing it...but get those roots done...
and I will too...
loves!
miss you...
m

Cindy at LottieBird said...

Everybody is really just faking it, you know.
And you can always cry in the bathtub.

Haley, Brad, and the gang said...

when the babes grow up they think everyone elses mom is less strict nicer more relaxed anyway! i am all ready to tell my six, "you know what,I DID MY BEST!" Your best will be enough. I repeat this every morning before i start the job.

jenny Hurst said...

Yes, your apron was way too cute!!! And you were calm and collective and playing the part very well!

JanMary said...

Wishing you well for this new chapter of your family's life.

Remember you don't have to be perfect and if you can, enjoy and treasure these days.