Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mini Me

I found Kate sitting on the sofa in the TV room with her electronic Go, Diego, Go! game. "Hey, Kate, it's time to come to dinner." I said. She looked up at me slowly with a sort of pleading expression. Big. Sigh. "I'm trying to get some work done!" she said.

This reminder that I sometimes forgo quality fun time with my kids in favor of working made the fact that I fully intended to get some work done at the table while the girls were eating a bit awkward. But I did it anyway.

4 comments:

The Plaid Sheep said...

Is the Harry Chapin song following you around now?

FlapScrap said...

When I'm tempted to work at home I ask myself, "What, exactly, needs to be done?" Usually the answer involves making some kind of list, answering somebody's BS email, or, well, that's about it. So I don't. Instead we do something like go to the zoo and watch the other animals try to get some work done.

Epiphany Alone said...

Modeling unperfect behavior is just part and parcel of being a modern-day mom. You absolutely get a point for working through dinner after Kate's Kabuki Theatre though.

Spice Girl said...

Oh yeah. I'll give you a point for that. :) Ahem, since I NEVER do that myself. Tee hee.