Friday, April 25, 2008

An Unexpected Workshop Attendee

This week I have been trying to stay positive while gearing up to go back to work. It has been hard to balance completing the million things I need to do and savor my time with the Muchkin.

Tuesday, a friend at work reminded me that I was supposed to lead a workshop on the next day. Whoops! I haven't had access to my work calendar while on maturnity leave and since I have been out later than I anticipated I didn't think to reschedule it. Being that it was too late to cancel, I scrambled to get ready the rest of the day.

Unfortunately, this was Brian's last week of the semester. So he has been super busy finishing up projects and preparing for his final meeting with his professor (which was on Wednesday - the day of my workshop).

My mom, who will be our normal childcare on Wednesdays, is in Arizona with my grandparents right now.

So what do I do with Magnolia? Take her with me! She was awesome! She slept the entire morning in her carseat as I gently rocked it with my foot. She woke up during our lunch break for her lunch. The afternoon was a little harder. She played on the floor for awhile, but really wanted more attention. Luckily her Papa came to the rescue just as the fussiness was getting distracting.

I go back to work officially on Monday. I wish I could take her to work with me everyday. *Sigh*


erinn::haley said...

wow shannon, nice job!
i'll be thinking of you monday... hope you are able to have a really great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I wasn't there for all three of you but you handled it beautifully! What a great mommy and awesome workshop leader you are! I'm so proud!