I am currently in working mom hell.
Today was my third visit to my children's pediatrician in 2013. So, in case you are keeping track, I am averaging a doctor visit every 4.66 days. My pediatrician's office is fairly close to my office, but I still have to factor in the time it takes me to my child up from grandma's house to take him/her to the appointment. The first two visits I was lucky that grandma was able to meet me either half way or at the actual doctor's office. Today, I was not so lucky.
I left my office at 1:05 to pick up my daughter for a 2:15 appointment. We got to the doctor's office at 2:10, saw the doctor and was back in the car by 2:18. It was just a follow up appointment, so it was no big deal. Instead of taking my daughter back to grandma's, I decided to take her back to work with me. If I would have gone to grandma's, I wouldn't have been back to my office until 3:15 at the earliest. So, my daughter has been at work with me since 2:35.
She has been great. She watched some cartoons on my phone, colored some pictures, and is now destroying a roll of paper towels. But, me on the other hand, I have accomplished nothing. I have several different projects that I need to complete, but they require serious attention.
So, I guess I will be pulling a late night tonight after they both go to bed.
I am thankful that I have a job that lets me take off at the drop of a hat, like I have been the past few days. But, I feel guilty that I haven't been able to accomplish everything that I have needed to get done. When I am with my kids I feel guilty that I should be at work, and when I am work I feel guilty that I should be with my kids. I wonder if dads feel this way ever?
I guess the good news is that I have probably have met my annual deductible for 2013.
Here's hoping to some healthy kids in the next few weeks.