Friday, June 14, 2013

Good Morning And Good Bye...


Finish the Sentence Friday


It's Friday!!! Oh, and I tell you, I so need it. Tomorrow, we will go shopping for flower girl dresses for the girls with a wonderful bride-to-be and her mom. I'm so looking forward to a great day of shopping with all girls.  Tonight, I'm linking up with Janine and Kate for Finish The Sentence Friday.

The hardest part of my day is...  heading out for work when all I want to do is cuddle up on the couch with the girls, make some popcorn and watch a movie.

Most days, it's easy, the girls are mostly bright and early risers, help me get my stuff together and see me out the door (sometimes to the point of throwing me out to go catch my bus).

But there are days when it's rainy outside, they're feeling yucky, and just need some extra cuddles to get started in their days. On those days, I wish that work could be optional, that I could work at night after they have gone to bed, or during their naps. Unfortunately, my work requires for me to be at the office, so I keep trotting out every morning, rain or shine, and leave it up to Daddy to cuddle his girls. But the nights are all mine!

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  1. blog hop newbie, now following you! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Welcome, Gwen, and thank you so much for following!

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  2. I do remember having to go to work in all sorts of weather when I did work full-time before having kids. The worst was freezing and snow. So, couldn't agree more with you on this. Thanks as always Stephanie for linking up with us again!! :)

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    1. Rain is almost the worst, but in general I don't mind the weather that much, because I take the bus to work instead of driving myself.

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  3. Aw, how sweet that you'll be getting flower girl dresses this weekend! Adorable! I agree that some mornings it's really hard to walk out the door. So glad you get your sweet cuddles at night.

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    1. We were successful ;-) The bride had to compromise a little, unfortunately, Lily's strategy of moping and threatening to strike on the wedding day seems to have been successful!

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  4. Ahhh I guess they wouldn't call it 'work' if people liked doing it. Shame you miss out on snuggles though - I hope you make up for it later.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting! I actually like my work, but dislike having to leave the girls behind. So would love to be able to home office a couple of times a week..

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  5. Interesting the idea of how the schedule of work hours and it's impact on those who don't get to go along... those who stay at home.

    Years ago, I tried a 3rd shift job, thinking....'hell everyone will be asleep and I'll get home in the morning for breakfast... good on paper, didn't quite work out that way. There was the sense of, 'you should be at home with the family unit at night...even if asleep and then...(if you continue with the 3rd shift hours there is the need to turn day into night... so inevitable I slept through the normal dinner hours.) But that was many years ago.
    More normal, if not long hours, now.

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    1. Thank you for your response, Clark. I think rotating shift work is the worst. Did it for 2 months in between high school and college and it sucked. Once I got into one routine it changed.

      I'm on flex-time right now, but I usually go in early so I can leave earlier to enjoy the evening with the family. Eating dinner together is so important for me and I hate to miss it. Oh, and of course play time (or Simpsons) before bath time...

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  6. I personally feel it should be illegal to be forced to leave your couch on rainy gloomy days
    www.mommysrambles.blogspot.com

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    1. Totally agree, Kimbra. No work on rainy day, because the couch calls.. No work on sunny day, because it could be better spent on the playground. No work on snowy day, because.. well, SNOWBALL FIGHTS!! But unfortunately, no work, no paycheck :-( To be honest, I'd rather work until 70 and get those few precious years off than go on and retire at 63.. Unfortunately, this is not how it works..

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  7. That is so the worst part of the day. I used to hate leaving our first born, especially the days she was bawling at me leaving. And then coming home and she's already asleep for the night. Argh, the worst.

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    1. I know, it's so bad when they're crying, I feel like the worst person in the world! Luckily, it hardly ever happens that I come home so late they're sleeping already. The advantage of going to work that early is also getting off at a decent time. Flex-time rules!

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