Thursday, June 30, 2011


I have a decision to make in the next 24 hours. To go back to work or not to go back to work, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to brave the slings and arrows of outrageous Excel spreadsheets or take arms against a sea of laundry; and by opposing end them? To die: from lack of sleep.*

But hey! Paycheck! That'd be nice.

Meanwhile I'm enjoying the heck out of the summer. Miss Thang and I went for coffee this morning. Specifically, I sipped a decaf latte in the shade while she tried to eat bird feathers off the patio floor. Extra protein, yes? She wouldn't eat any of the bits of breakfast burrito I offered her. Picky eating is a fickle thing.

We've also started dance classes, which are a hoot. I realize that by dressing her in the most ridiculous, gauzy pink thing that Target sells and forcing her to learn to curtsey she will inevitably refuse to wear anything but black and brood in dark places where there is no blasphemous dancing, but right now I'm bigger so I get to call the shots. And outfits. And it is so freakin' cute it's worth it.

Also, my friends are all having babies again. We are not on that train, but I am super excited for everyone who will someday get to dress their darling in gauzy pink things that will set the groundwork for their wee one's future therapy sessions. It's really super fun after they get past the squishy, cry-y, don't-really-sleep phase. (And a special, huge welcome to Miss EAS. Love you and your parents very much!)



* So, so sorry for the uber besmirching of your quote Mr. Shakespeare.


Ramblin' Red said...

Been there ;)

In your decision-making just be sure to factor in things such as the costs of working (child-care, increased eating out on nights you are zonked, and the tug of your heartstrings as you are away from Miss Thang for infuriating spreadsheets)...if you still come out ahead, it is certainly worth a whirl.

If you're barely breaking even, I'd reconsider - after all, excel's got nothin on the pink gauzy cuteness!

Best of luck deciding.

meno said...

Any chance of part time work? That would still give you lots of time with the laundry.

Cat said...

Well...I turned 'em down. I dig the stay-at-home gig too much. And Meno, it was part-time work that they were offering. I just didn't want to do it. I'm coming to grips with the fact that I just can't get as much done in the day as normal people. I'm o.k. with that, I'm just realizing that I'd rather get less done but do it well (you know, parenting) than try and do more and be miserable and only mediocre at whatever I'm doing.

Angela Noelle said...

Oh yay! I'm so excited that you'll be able to stay home with the little bit :)

Michele said...

I think you made a good decision. Ms. Thang will only be this little once and since you're enjoying the time with her, why cut it short if you don't absolutely have to? Two parents working can be kinda stressful, IMO, and stress is bad. I feel stressed sometimes just working part-time, and I don't even have a kid! Go forth and dance with your baby! And blog about it! :-)