Monday, March 30, 2009


This morning I realized that I have officially reached a new height of super uncoolness and should probably break out the mom jeans for good. And while I'm at it, I may as well start drinking pink wine and wearing support underwear. It's truly a slippery slope from here, I know...

I look forward to Monday mornings.

It's true, it's true. I've admitted it and now it's all out in the open. I look forward to the work week.

Granted, we had a four day weekend with the kids because there wasn't any school on Thursday and Friday for parent/teacher conferences. And, we had two extra kids for a few days because we had my nephews for the super duper double sleepover.

But as we made our way through this morning with first Boaz leaving with Naomi, and then the big kids getting picked up for school, I felt myself feeling lighter and lighter until the house was empty and I was alone.



I put in two hours of work this morning and it was straight work with no stopping. Nobody needing help with the potty or tattling or fighting. And now... Now I'm going to keep working (except for a lunch break) until 5pm when I pick up the kids. Can you even believe that??? I get to work and think about things and create stuff and only have to be responsible for myself.

I am so lucky... Monday is so totally the new Friday.

(you can now just let me fester in my newfound lameness...)


Anonymous said...


have you ever read any of arlie hochschild's stuff? we are clearly not alone in this experience!!

Becky said...

I was actually looking forward to work today too.

What's WRONG with us?

amy said...

Perhaps I should also mention that I went to bed at 8:30 last night. I'm thinking that the problem here is that we're getting (whisper) old (/whisper).

(also, i just may be pretty geeky, too.)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting into words what I have also felt but was too guilty to verbalize. Your honesty is much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Suddenly I feel less alone in my love of work :)

Chris B

Paul said...

Pink wine? Support underwear? Something wrong with those?