Avoiding Nature Deficit Disorder
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I haven’t started my full-time job yet, but I’m doing it from home on a part-time + basis. I think it’s okay for me to say now that I’m working for BlogHer. In a couple of months, I’m going to go and work in a real, live office.
Weird, I know!
I’m really happy about it, and will be even happier when I figure out how things will work as far as the whole FOUR KIDS thing goes. I think that most of the child-wrangling will be done by John, if his schedule turns out like we think it will this fall. It’s tough for a control freak like me (yet, at the same time, I fully realize I have no control over things — well, maybe I have a tiny bit, but not much. *sigh* see? Control Freak) to imagine the future when all my ducks aren’t in a row. I like my ducks lined up.
I am sad about being away from Willow so much since she’s just a baby to me, but she gets me all to herself every other weekend, and that makes it easier. I have this wild theory that maybe my kids will be a little kinder to me if they see me less. If I’m wrong, at least I’ll be able to justify the retail therapy I’ll need to cope. Silver lining and whatnot.
I swear I’m not brown-nosing (like the BlogHer founders have time to read my blog — dude! they are SO BUSY) when I say that I couldn’t imagine more awesome women to work for and with. I feel so completely lucky. Blessed.
Tonight I went to Tarjay and bought the kids an above ground pool (I had to get a box of pool chemicals, too — how science-y) and another DVD player so they won’t have to lug the one they share from one bedroom to another. I hope they are happy with the pool and the movies, because two days of vacation have passed and it’s been awful. I need to get kind of a lot done for work during the day, and the girls are In.My.Face. with the requests for candy and the wails of "I’m bored!" It’s not good.
I want to get one of those "OOL don’t put the "P" in our ool!" signs. Also, a pool boy. Can you have one if the pool is 10 feet wide and 30 inches deep? I think that should be allowed.