Monday, December 04, 2006

The Party's Over

I may be getting a promotion at work. The thought of it unhinges me a bit. These two years away from the executive management mode helped me realize how miserable I was attempting to juggle motherhood with management.

The revised adage is true...you can have it all, just not all at the same time. Picking Ben up from school once a week is such a wonderful gift. Being able to volunteer at his school has been corny and fun. I remember when I barely knew any of the parents because I was busy running in and out the door so fast.

But Ben's $25,000 tuition is crushing us. His education means everything to me. So you do what you have to do.

Being a working mom is all about setting boundaries....and staunchly defending them.

4 comments:

jin said...

I wish you the best of BOTH worlds!
Dreams can come true, you know!
;-)

Anonymous said...

I, too, wish you all the best. You're going to do fine.

I think we're always going to have regrets, and question decisions we've made -- would things have been different if we had done this or that....

I've come to the opinion that we are who we are. (I know, duh!) But I truly believe we're going to have regrets and we're going to second guess our choices whatever we do.

The only thing that has helped me through the years is knowing I did the best I could at the time. (Credit to Maya Angelou here.)

Congratulations on the promotion and on the loving son and hubby you're nuturing.

Anonymous said...

Bummer! But we have three daughters who have had to do the same and they have made it work happily. I guess it is all in the attitude, but I am glad to be of an age where all of that ihas become a pleasant memory.
Hang in there.

jar said...

I agree with the others. It may be hard at times but you'll be fine. Ben is older and more independent. From volunteering at the school you know who the people are there and probably a lot of the children that Ben is aquainted with as well. And from doing all the great things that you did the teachers know who you are also. You've laid a great foundation for your son and that should help out a lot. Congrats on the promotion.