Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Working Mom Blues

I feel like a crummy mom. Kindergarten registration in our district was back in February. I left work early to sign up right around 4:00, a few minutes after school let out. The woman in the school office was NOT pleased as she was “off the clock”. She ended up giving me some info and telling me that I could sign up tomorrow around 8:00 am. I sent P back with the stuff and later I find out that registration hours were something like 9-2. What? Okay. So fast forward to April 29th, Kindergarten Orientation. Which they didn’t tell P about when he registered and that I found out by reading on the school district website. And you guessed it – times were only DURING THE DAY. When I called to ask about it, they were quite rude. All the other schools I looked at had an evening program. WHAT ABOUT THE WORKING PARENTS? Sigh. I guess this is how it is going to be. There are a LOT of stay at home moms in my sub. Because I was gone twice last week to take V to GI appointments (more on that later), and once to go to the Dentist this week, I just couldn’t miss more work. P had VIPs in to his office from out of town. We have no grandparents or aunts nearby. So she didn’t go. I feel like the worse mom in the world.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Coloring Easter Eggs

Victoria got really into coloring eggs this year. She was disappointed we only had a dozen to color. Too bad she can't eat them. Benny was sleeping.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Crabby ... but assertive

I’m a mood today. So watch out! I’m tired of putting up with the mediocre. Very tired. This weekend we had lunch at Mongolian BBQ or Grill or whatever they call it now. The women’s bathrooms were really dirty. The food on the bar where you make your stir fry was old and dried out. So I sent a complaint form via the web letting them know.

I called the Health System Peds GI clinic that we’ve seen in the past for Victoria (her encopresis. Something I rarely talk about, but really should). They wouldn’t schedule until we have a new referral (the old was for a different location in the SAME system), the lady was unfriendly and appointments are for 3 months from now. I’m done. I called another health system and got her an appointment IN our town for the end of April. Maybe they will actually do something to help her. Then I put in a web suggestion form letting them know the lady I spoke to was unfriendly and not helpful.

Then at work I fought back with a sponsor about ridiculous forms on a ridiculous timeline. I told them they get what they get. Too bad, so sad.

Another thing I did is call the Parish I am thinking of joining. I came in to Mass at 10:15 for 10:30 and a large number of seats were "saved" with scarfes and books, etc. Not coats so the people weren't even there yet. I was carrying a heavy, screaming toddler and it made me so angry! I called the parish and complained about that too.

Watch out for me today.