Sunday, December 6, 2009


My phone beeps every fifteen minutes reminding me of something I dare not forget.
‘no school bus today. pick up kids from school’
‘buy sports shoes for thing 2’
‘extra karate classes today’
‘call neighbor to fix play-date’
‘cornflakes running out’
‘think of costume for x-mas play’
‘mend tear on shorts’
‘buy thermal underwear’

‘iron school uniform’
‘iron school uniform’
‘iron school uniform’
That one set to repeat every hour till done.

I could remember things when I had a full-time job that paid me. Not so any more.

And people ask me when I intend going back to work.

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Anonymous said...

LOL! Child-rearing does that to you!

I thought you were working?

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

We have the full time job with no sick days or days off! :)

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Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Fiona - yes, I am working full time in a job that pays me, but I was a full-time mother for three years, and am seeing my friends struggle even now

@ Elizabeth - precisely!!!


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