Blogs > Media Moms

We are two working mothers — Lauren Rose, the director of business development for Name Bubbles, and Betsy DeMars, the assistant managing editor at The Saratogian. Try as we may to be really good at both, balancing motherhood and career can get pretty messy. As professionals, work schedules and mommy schedules often collide. So, we plow through, hoping at the end of the day, our kids — Lauren's 5-year-old son and Betsy's 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter — know how much we love them.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Twelve hours later

Our day began with a 7:30 AM preschool drop this morning. Exactly 12 hours later we pulled into the driveway running late for our evening routine of bath, books and bed. Some days just feel long and today was most definitely one of those days.

My mother-in-law picked my son up at 3:30 PM this afternoon from school and my husband stopped at their home to get him on his drive home from the office. After leaving the office (and apparently my Blackberry, too) at 5:45 PM, we decided that our best bet for dinner was to meet at Chipotle before heading to the grocery store. We don't normally grocery shop on a weeknight, but last weekend was sun-filled and gorgeous and grocery shopping kept getting pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Seriously, who wants to grocery shop on a beautiful weekend? Not me. I could somehow justify the 2 1/2 hours I spent in the office on Sunday, but the market didn't make the cut.

With our four year old in tow, we walked up and down the isles like zombies attempting to recall the items that were written on the list that still hung from a magnet on our refrigerator door. Peanut butter, yup. Vitamins, yes. What else, what else? I'm too tired now to figure out what I forgot, but I'm sure there's something. Oh wait, it was dryer sheets! Darn. They'll have to wait one more week. Will our clothes be static filled? Only if I actually make time to wash clothes this week. Sounds to me like an excuse to push laundry to the weekend to-do list, don't you think?

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home