Today’s like today make me feel sad..big mom fail. Not only will I miss getting to take my son to his first day of preschool but he missed the first day of school because of my oversight!! Granted, we’re talking about Mothers Morning Out…but I feel awful. They had an Open House last week, but we were out of town. Are Open Houses typically on Friday nights?? Weird. I called the school Friday morning to ask for a calendar and had to leave a message. I never heard back to I called again Monday morning…only to find out they were in the midst of their first day. Ugh!!!
Really it is not a huge deal. My son is 3. It is preschool. I just hate that he missed a “first”…because of me. I hate that I had so much on my own plate that I missed something he was looking forward to. I hate that I forgot his Easter basket during his class’s Easter egg hunt last year. I hate that I missed the Scholastic book deadline because our sitter set it aside and then it got covered with mail. I hate that I just cannot do it all. Not that stay at home moms don’t have a lot on their plates…but I feel so disorganized bouncing back and forth between work, preschool, and home.
As a result, I had to give myself a pep talk about how to handle dropping the ball as a working mom. Sounds cheezy, but I have to convince myself that there are actually benefits from it all…
- My kids will learn that I cannot do it all
- My kids will learn disappointment in a caring environment
- My kids will learn that they cannot do it all
- I will learn that I cannot do it all
- It encourages me to multi-task even better for next time
- It could possible improve the situation…in this case easing my son into preschool without the chaos of the first day
- It teaches me how to handle disappointment at work when I need to maintain my composure
- It teaches me to depend on God…not myself
- It forces me to focus on all of the things I can do and have done successfully
- It gives me extra time to prepare and prep