I am no saint. I tend to have a bite when I bark back. I’d like to think most of the time I listen, really listen, to the other side. Nod my head appropriately, ask questions, consider the other sides position and not try to cram my own agenda down their throat. Not cut them off before they’ve finished their point because I already know what they’re going to say. That really bothers people. It really bothers me.
I had lunch with a few fellow mom co-workers the other day. After some chit chat on schedules, sleep training, transition to “big girl bed” we got deep. One just said how guilty she feels being at work. She just openly said it. Not fearful that it might get back to her boss, or of any repercussions of it getting out within the office. I don’t know why I feel this is taboo to talk about.
I was doing my usual pre-bed scroll through instagram last night (Sunday) and noticed a lot of hashtags I guess I haven’t realized before “#sundayscaries”. Is that a thing? I mean, I know most people have anxiety on Sunday nights, not wanting the weekend of fun and no work to end, only to be bombarded on the L and accosted with dozens of emails before you’ve had your morning coffee.
This morning, as I kissed Olivia goodbye, our conversation went a little something like this:
“No, mommy, stay here”
“Oh sweetie, you know I wish I could, but I am going to work. Aren’t you excited for gymnastics today?” You like how I redirected a potential meltdown? Me too. #proudmommymoment
Halima chimed in and asked “why does mommy go to work?”
Three friends and I created a product called RingHero - THE athletic accessory that keeps your rings safe. We had a successful Kickstarter campaign in November, which helped bring our idea to reality, funding our initial round of production. We officially launched RingHero in February of this year; going live on our website and shipping our successful Kickstarter campaign orders. We had a fun, late night packing party at my house to get 300+ orders out. Wow, seems like so long ago...as I was still pregnant and feels like so much has happened since then!