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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

My Child Is A Genius

Can you hear the sarcasm in that?

I've had a rough day. I drove to my make-up Strollerfit class, to make up for missing yesterday for an unexpected court hearing and taking Ander to the doctor. I dressed in a tank top and running shorts, and was almost there, when I realized...Strollerfit is on 1 p.m. for Wednesdays in May only. Fabulous. Sigh.

So I went to a coffee shop and worked. Ander was very fussy, and refuses to eat right now, but he had some milk and a tiny bit of cinnamon roll (and threw his banana on the floor), and I got my billable goal reached for the day. I also got some critical stuff done.

Then we had lunch (Subway) while Ander napped (again, no eating) and then I went to Strollerfit.

We are home now, and I am exhausted. Ander is relaxed and raring to go. But he still won't eat.

I gave him some raisens and some osyter crackers. He was playing with his Busy Ball Popper, and all of a sudden he starts saying "cracker, cracker." Well, obviously, I looked around for Trip, but Trip is not here at the moment. ;) So I looked in the ball popper. Sure enough, my little genuis had a cracker bouncing around in the ball popper.


Someone at Strollerfit whose husband is in law school asked me today which is harder, being a mom or a law student. Being a law student is no walk in the park, but being a mom is the HARDEST thing I have ever done.



Frog said...

You are a VERY good mom!! You are doing a GREAT job!!! It's just been a hard two days. It's going to get better! I still shocked that being a mom beat out law school. I have to say I'm also quite impressed in the amount of time you spent with Ander. You work part time so he can be with his family. I wish I could do what you are doing. Yes, I know... open your own firm. That's not an option for me at the moment. Plus, I'd rather be a partner here and then adjust my work schedule here. I really do envy you!

Rachel said...

Even after Nick started feeling better, he continued to complain that his tummy was sometimes hurting. So Ander may feel the same way.

Mathochist said...

I am totally with you - Being a mom is the hardest thing I have ever done! I didn't go to law school, but I did get an MS in Math. (That achievement did not impress me so much, but other people seem to think it's something, is the only reason I even mention it...) And I was surprised to find being an at-home mom even harder than being a working mom.

My kids are sick too. Have been at least once a week since January. It REALLY wears on you. Hang in there!