A comic is making the rounds on the web. The woman pictured in the comic says: "Hooray, it's Friday! Oh wait, I'm a mom."
Yes, I'm sure all working moms can all relate to that. After leaving the office, my other, more important job, starts back up again. And, honestly, even when I'm at the office, I'm doing my unpaid mommy job also. I'm arranging babysitters, figuring out date nights (I've definitely been lagging here), and planning our daughter's birthday party.
On the weekends, I get a break from the job that pays me money. I will occassionally answer an email or take a call from a student, but I try to keep my weekends somewhat protected from my law librarian / adjunct professor job.
For me, there is no "typical" weekend day. But, for posterity, I thought it would be fun to record one of my days. Here's how Saturday looked for me.
7:15am - we all woke up. The good part about daylight savings time is that it lets us sleep in a bit.
I decided I didn't have time to exercise since we had a person scheduled to come at 8am to interview for the "finish getting her ready and walk Star to school" job.
8am - Interview #1 was scheduled. At 8:15am, she still hadn't shown up, so I texted her. She apologized but said that the power was out in her building so she slept in. She rescheduled for 10:45am. I was a bit angry that I missed my workout for this person who didn't show up. I folded laundry.
9am - Interview #2 was OK. On one hand, I was grateful that she showed up, but we didn't love her.
10am - Interview #3 went great. She was on time and was wonderfully well spoken and great with Star.
10:45am - Interview person #1 showed up. She was nice, but we all agreed that we liked #3 best.
11:30am - Star and I drive down to Sunnyvale for one of my College friend's twin daughter's first birthday party. Star said that she wasn't going to fall asleep in the car, but she fell asleep in the car.
12:45pm - We got to the park in Sunnyvale where the party was. I woke her up from her nap and we quickly made our way to the potty where we both went pee pee. The party was fun. There was a yummy catered Indian buffet lunch and lots of people to catch up with. There was also a playground which Star loved. She said that she wanted to come back to play more at this playground.
2:45pm - Got back in the car for an hour ride home. Star did not nap this time. We got home at about 3:45pm.
4pm - A girlfriend of mine who moved to Boston came over for a visit.
6:00pm - My friend left to go to dinner with other people, and I finally got an exercise in. Scott and Star stayed home.
6:30pm - I left messages for Person #3's references.
6:45pm - We had dinner.
7:15pm - Star and I took a bath. She had her nighttime soy milk and was asleep by 8pm.
Scott went out for a night with friends. I watched some reality TV and was asleep by 9:30pm.