Monday, 30 January 2012

Daddy or chips? Daddy or chips?

Which is more important? Well I’m not really trying to choose between Daddy or chips – the little girl on the advert did that long ago and we all know how well her poor Dad fared in that decision.

It’s more that this describes how I’m feeling at the moment.  I’ve hit my first dilemma of having to pick between work-life and home-life.

At work we have our financial results coming up. It’s an important time for the company and it’s crucial I'm on top of everything – from what the numbers look like to what time our CEO may be able to have a loo break on the day! Having just rejoined I need to demonstrate that I’m still able to run my part of this event like clockwork. A key planning meeting with the “powers that be” is scheduled for two week's time on Tuesday at 4pm.

I’ve also just received a letter that says we’ve finally hit the top of the waiting list for E’s portage (early stage development such as physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy). It’s an appointment we've been waiting for for 7 months and is crucial to his development. Apparently the coordinator will be round to talk to us in two week's time. On Tuesday. At 4pm.

Looking at it objectively, obviously E's care has to come first, but it frustrates the career woman in me. I'm going to mull over options for a little while longer before hitting the button that says I can't make the planning meeting.

PS: I worked from home today and when C came home from school I overheard him stating categorically to Mary Poppins that he has a very busy day at work today and so doesn't have time to get changed out of his school uniform. He "needs" to just start playing now to make sure he can fit it in. I don't know where he gets it from...

1 comment:

  1. Update: somebody up there's keeping an eye on me I think. In desperation I phoned the portage people to ask when the next appointment they had free would be (over a week and I'd stick to the Tuesday). They had the next day at 8am! Booked it immediately and accepted the work meeting as well. Done and dusted.