Friday, January 16, 2009

Good and Productive Day

Guess what I did nearly all day yesterday? Manned a popcorn machine at work, side-by-side with my friend AKP who was spinning cotton candy all day. I had a Relay for Life meeting last night at 5:45, so I rushed home to shower because all I could smell was popcorn and burned sugar. I had wisps of sugar in my hair (though not as much as AKP - she looked like she'd just walked through insulation), blobs of sugar on my sweater and oily popcorn stains on my pant legs. I'm sure I would have been a vision of professionalism had I entered the RFL meeting, towing 2 kids, covered in cotton candy and reeking of popcorn. The shower was absolutely necessary. As it was, the kids were little demons. I was running behind, so rather than going to McD's and eating there, like I'd planned, we went through the drive thru and hurried on our way. While the kids did eat their meals in relative silence, as soon as they were done eating, the nagging, picking, whining, "mine, mine, mine," "I wanna go home," began. I didn't really have a choice but to bring them with me, unless I wanted to leave them both at home alone - which I would never have considered for one moment. (OK - maybe I would have thought about it, but I wouldn't have ever followed through with it. Moments of silence are rare with kids and parents can't help wishing for that which they can't have until their children are old enough to leave the nest.) I enjoyed the meeting. It was a committee meeting, so it looks like I'm going to be on the committee that helps plan this year's RFL. I'm actually very excited about this. Anyway - by the end of the day yesterday, I was completely exhausted and battling a headache of monster proportions...but it had been a good and productive day. I like good and productive days, don't you? TTFN JMS

1 comment:

overtly trite said...

ha! I have thought about it many many times myself! I can't wait till he is old enough to leave by himself of course that opens up a whole other set of worries for me :)