- Evan was NOT inconsolable without the 24/7 care of his mommy. In fact, he found his grandparents pretty darned entertaining. My mom said he would toddler over and stand in front of my dad, smiling at him because he knew if he waited long enough Papa would do something really silly. It goes without saying that Evan was never disappointed.
- We did NOT lose any kids. Everyone got where they were supposed to be, even though the school district threw a wild card “early release day” into the mix. In fact, the three older boys stayed home by themselves all afternoon and didn’t even burn the house down! I’m so proud.
- I did NOT get stuck in hyper-maternal mode and use mommy spit to flatten down any coworkers’ cowlicks or ask my boss if she made a stinky in her pooper. There was no need – in the amazing fortress of sunshine and light where I am now employed everyone has great hair and it smells just divine.
I’m really not kidding about that last one. My new office is a-maaaaaay-zing. When I walk in each morning little munchkins walk up, dance a snappy jig and present me with lollipops. (I’m pretty sure I saw a dead witch under a house in the parking lot.)
It’s decorated supercool and everyone is so friendly and glad to meet me. I wonder how long I can hold them off before they realize what a freak I really am and turn on me?
And GET THIS. I stumbled upon a file containing all of the electronic resume submissions for my job and I beat out 500 people. FIVE HUNDRED PEOPLE, ya’ll. I’m not even kidding. Or lying. You’ll have to just trust me on this one.
You have no idea what that did for my self-confidence, which was incredibly low after taking so long to get a job. And what does that say about the economy that 500 people were trying for one single job? It makes me sad for the 499 people who got “no go” letters.
But back to me… :)
It’s going GREAT and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by people who are rooting for me. My friends texted me to see how my first day was going. My parents watched Evan all day and then drove him to the indoor soccer field to meet up with Joe and make things easier on that front. Our awesome friends asked all three older boys to spend the night after my first day of work (they had today off), just so I could relax without all hell breaking loose around me. The hubs has been an absolute prince and has shouldered his extra duties without complaining once. I am truly blessed to have so many people in my life who want to see me succeed.
And it’s off to the lollipop mines again tomorrow for day three! Can’t wait.