That’s work AT HOME mom to you. Rather than my normal acronym of WOHM – or – work OUT OF THE HOME mom.

We gave our nanny Thursday and Friday of this week off when we had plans to go to DC for the 4th. Those plans were pretty squarely blown out of the water about 2 weeks ago and we couldn’t take back vacation days from our nanny that we had already granted…So I was all “No problem, I’ll take vacation days and hang out with the kid,” but then all of a sudden I had an emergency work thing come up… Arch works for a company who thinks that exactly 10 days of vacation time a year is “generous” and so we were stuck with the WAHM solution. Now here I am working from home and trying to write a board presentation, and Jack, well Jack is eating the board presentation.

Jack has a new obsession with Alpha Baby and Giggles. Both are baby computer games that involve banging on computer keyboards, and then everyone (baby and parents) laughing hysterically at the results. In retrospect it was *maybe* not the best idea in the world to introduce these games to Jack given the amount of work we actually do on computers; but again, here we are, and there goes the email I spent an hour composing with an extra (Y(YPLhdfp98wtr3p23″ added in. Just a little note from Jack. Yeah! Professional reputation be damned!

In all seriousness, I’ve been looking forward to this day all week. Just me, Jack and some minor interruptions from that “work” place. I certainly didn’t get how hard it is balancing Jack’s need for some serious fun and me needing to do some serious work. However, all of the times that Jack has grabbed the phone out of my hand this morning have been forgiven. Why? Well see it’s my lunch date… easily the best (if messiest) business lunch date I’ve had in years…

One Reply to “WAHM”

  1. I once (accidentally) submitted a slide presentation for a medical conference with an (accidentally) added slide with the ever-so-um…MEDICAL “enmq,;kucx90zuvjlq3 m c,amnfp89o-z ” slide right in there.

    And, apparently, no one noticed the additional slide until moments before the presentation went live. Thank goodness for the A/V guys! Who needs editors anyways? Right? [And I billed $750 for this small proofing job, to boot!]

    But yes, that lunch date? How awesome! Generally, reaching across the table to wipe snot/peas/yogurt/ravioli off your lunch companions chin/cheek/nose/forehead would be considered quite rude…

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