Monday, February 25, 2008

Meme Monday and My last few days

What does Meme stand for anyways?

Pam tagged me to do this meme

5 things I want my kids to know:

  1. You can always tell me anything -NO MATTER WHAT!
  2. I am not perfect-but I do my bes. We all make mistakes!
  3. It is important to forgive- don't hold hatred in your heart- it can turn you cold
  4. The most important thing is trying- not succeeding
  5. I love you, I love you, I love you

5 things you want to tell your children when they are grown up:

  1. You need to learn from your own mistakes
  2. Sometimes people you love will hurt you
  3. Success is not determined by the amount of money you make
  4. If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life
  5. Don't let fear of failure hold you back from chasing your dreams

5 things you want to tell your child before you die:
  1. I didn't know what love was before you were born
  2. A life without love is empty- fill yours to the brim
  3. No amount of money can equal happiness
  4. Accept people for who they are- don't change yourself and don't try to change others
  5. The reason the house was so messy was because I wanted to spend time with my family and do the things I love. sorry!

5 things you want your child to know before she dies:

  1. Love
  2. Security
  3. Joy
  4. Success
  5. Courage
I now tag Mary Kate * I don't know that many bloggers yet- most that I know were already tagged!

I am trying to enjoy the last few days of my maternity leave. Eliza has been one tough cookie and I think she is trying to making easier for me to leave her at daycare. I am feeling very sad about leaving her and returning to work. In a perfect world this would not be my situation. I go back to work on Thursday. In just a few short days my life will be turned inside out and upside down. I must apologize now if I neglect my blog for a little while.

Cue violins playing in the background...

Going back to work means that I will no longer live at my own residence during the week. I work about 60 minutes (with NO traffic) from where I live. DH works about 90 minutes in the opposite direction. My mom lives 15 minutes from my job. Eliza is going to daycare 5 minutes from my mom. Where does that put my family Sunday night thru Friday? You got it- at my parent's house. So every weekend I will pack up my entire family like we are going on vacation- a vacation where I need to bring my own food if I want to eat a vegan diet. We will then travel to my parent’s house and stay there for the week. On Friday I will repack everything and get to spend a whole day and a half at my condo; my condo that I am working to pay for and not living in. Oh wait! I am working to pay over $1,000 a month for someone else to watch my baby! I guess DH works to pay for the condo where we won't be living. I know this is a ridiculous situation. However, the idea of commuting everyday to work and dropping the baby at daycare is out of control as well. It has taken me up to three hours to get to work in traffic and sometimes just as long to get home.

So know you all know why I am sick to my stomach with stress this week.

Plus-my legs are sore because I thought it would be a good idea to do about 50 squates with Eliza on my back!


Jen said...

Yikes. That does sound stressful. Think of the good parts - at least you'll have even more help with Eliza in the evenings (and more family around to love on her). How lucky she is! If it makes you feel better, my mom did the exact same thing with me when I was little and it is some of my best memories, with all of us under one roof. Good luck. :-)

Pam said...

I love that picture of you and Eliza! I'm so sad for you! I feel your pain. I had a terrible time returning to work and getting back into it after my maternity leave ended. I STILL say more days then I don't- 'why am I taking care of someone else's kids all day and not my own?' I hate it, but it is my situation and it is what we do. I know we don't know each other in the real world and I know we only met in the bloggy world- but please, please, please let me know if I can do anything to help. I am only am email away if you need to vent or yell or cry. I will be thinking of you lots!!

Good luck with getting back into work and with all the traveling and staying with family. At least Eliza will know her grandparents and hopefully you will find them helpful as you try to balance mommy and teacher. I still struggle with that (oh and finding time for the important things like blogging and sleep).

Pam said...

oh, by the way- meme

Meme (pron. meem): A contagious information pattern that replicates by parasitically infecting human minds and altering their behavior, causing them to propagate the pattern. (Term coined by Dawkins, by analogy with "gene".) Individual slogans, catch-phrases, melodies, icons, inventions, and fashions are typical memes. An idea or information pattern is not a meme until it causes someone to replicate it, to repeat it to someone else. All transmitted knowledge is memetic.

Okay- so basically a meme is like a forward you would get in email only we do it through blogging instead....I don't know, that is my best guess!

Erika said...

Hi Dan! I love the picture of you and Eliza. You are both soooo cute! Can't believe you are going back to work. You're a great mommy and Eliza will find out all of the sacrifices you are making for her. You just have to get through the next 4 months, then the summer will be here and you'll be able to be home with Lil E! Love ya both! xoxo...hang in there!

Pam said...

I just saw that you won the new blog design at The Laughs will Go on! Yeah for you! maybe a bloggy makeover will help this week!! (now if your blog is cooler then mine, I will be so jealous since you won and I didn't!)

Lori said...

That is such a tough situation. Are you going to consider switching schools? I'm sure your class will be very glad to see you and have you back with them. But, it will be hard to leave your little girl all day. Hope everything works out for you