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I been travel’in oh so long….. November 13, 2006

Posted by Topsy Turvy Mama in Family, Life, Mommyhood, Work.

Actually I haven’t been.  Traveling oh so long that is.  I was so excited for about 2.5 seconds this morning when the prospect of traveling for work this coming week came up.  I was to leave on Sunday and return Tuesday.  Just a little mini trip to get me warmed up for longer trips that are upcoming.  Then the shit hit the fan around here and everyone was all like, oh, we need you to leave TOMORROW.  And I was all like, what?  really?  uh…..  NO!  With 2 kids at home I cannot just pack up and leave tomorrow for 7 days!  Piss poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.  OK?  OK.  I am disappointed though, because I really was up for the trip.  😦  Don’t get me wrong.  I love being with my kids.  But I have not left T since he was born.  Not for one night.  So the thought of packing up tonight and leaving tomorrow almost sent me into a panic attack.  Seriously.   I could feel my palms getting sweaty and my heart beating fast.  So that’s when I said no.  I am sure that it made me look bad.  I am sure they are thinking that being a mom may be clouding my work judgement.  And guess what?  IT IS. 



1. Irina - November 13, 2006

I might have done the same in your place…I get the anxiety. Leaving Sophie for the first time (for 10 days) was SO hard, but it was really good for both of us. You might feel better if you take one short trip or overnight first.

2. Lilly - November 13, 2006

You absolutely made the right choice. I couldn’t agree with you more that poor planning on their part doesn’t constitute an emergency on your part. I think that having kids is great for not letting work situations jerk you around. Ultimately you’ll get more respect for saying that you can’t be messed with like this. You won’t look bad for having some integrity.

3. Lilly - November 15, 2006

Erin, sorry about my e-mail not working. I share my e-mail with my husband and he doesn’t know about my blog! I think I’m afraid if he knew that he’d slip up and tell my sister who would tell my other sister and on like that and my anonymity would be gone. So please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you here! Thanks.

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