Thursday, August 6, 2009

You can't handle the truth!

We've had a recent development here at Camp Mohr. Looking ahead to the goals we want to achieve and the fun stuff we want to be able to do, not to mention the incredible opportunity we both have to get crowns placed over decaying teeth, we've realized that our work-from-home income works for the day-to-day expenses but not the big stuff coming up. So, after 3 years of a more relaxed routine, I'm back at work full-time.

Yep, you read that right. I'm a full-time employee. Yikes.

I've exchanged sippy cups and playdates for carpools and headsets.

On one hand, I'm missing a WHOLE LOT of time with Eliot. Which sucks. By the time I get home I have roughly 2 hours to spend with my little man until he goes to bed. Let's just say there's been a lot of "No fanks, Mom". Apparently Eliot's not a fan of using the entire 2 hours for me to smother him with kisses. We're going to have to work on that.


On the other hand, there's also a little bit of a honeymoon phase going on. So far, it's only been a week, so I don't feel as though I've missed that much. I'm trying to figure out this whole new industry and that makes the hour hand move much quicker. I've never been away from "mom-mode" this long and let me just tell you, people, lunch hours are amazing. An hour. To myself. Everyday. And unlike teaching, that hour isn't for grading papers, calling parents back, or preparing for the afternoon/week, it's a straight-up hour to myself. It's downright sexy.

So, there you have it.


FAQs:

What am I doing?

Let's just say the electrical industry will never be the same. Look out.

Where's Eliot going now that I'm not home?

Russ works from home so it's guy time now! E starts pre-school next month for a few days a week so Russ will have more time to work.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have 39 more minutes of do-whatever-i-see-fit time!

3 comments:

Amy R said...

Ohmygoodness! I'm not alone anymore! I hear you sister - I miss my girls tons, but I heart my lunch time. And 10 months later, and LOTS of reassurance from God that this was what he wanted for me and my family, I am happy that I listened. If you ever need encouragement when you're missing Eliot, give me a call and I can give you examples of how good God is and how he truly knows what we need. Congrats!

amanda said...

oh katie.. i am pretty sure i peed my pants a little when you referred to your break time as "sexy". you are so funny. now stop being so vague and just tell us what your job is. : )

Amanda said...

So what are you doing? Did you say electrical? Hmmmm...