Story time.... Last night I tried entertaining Mack next to me on a stool while working and cooking her dinner. I was working away, stirring the pot of boiling Mack N Cheese and Boom! Mack fell off the stool and smacked her head on the corner of the couch and hit her elbow. She didn't cry.... she screamed. I quickly scooped her, cuddled and tried to comfort and calm her down.
Ian comes out of the room, "What happened?"
Me: " She fell of the stool, I need you to take her for a minute so I can finish her dinner."
By then I was irritated, here I am trying to work, cook dinner and entertain her. She ends up getting hurt and I have to ask for Ian to look after her for a minute.
Work: Yes, I work 24/7 and that's the way it is.
I spend most evening's hanging out with my child on the couch or in my bed with a laptop on my lap.
I'm not the Mom-of-the-Year or the Working-Mom-of-the-Year. I try my best and sometimes I fail.