Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Life Of A Single, Working Mother

So I have been super, mega busy lately. Between work, friends, competitive trivia, and my new 16 year old son, time is something I don't have a lot of.

Wait, did I say 16 year old son?

Yeah, I did.

I know what you're thinking: Office Scribe, how come you never mentioned your teenage son before? Did you do it to protect him for the dark life of a blogger? And wait, aren't you like 27 which means you would have been 11 when you had him, making a plot line like something out of a movie that Oprah Winfrey would have produced?

Okay, so maybe he isn't my son. Maybe he is my cousin and I am house sitting for my aunt and uncle and he is there. But since he is so close to being a fully functioning person, I don't really have to do anything. Except have a general sense of where he is at all times.

So at work the other day, I realized that I had no clue where he was, so I tried calling his cell.

No answer.

I tried again a few hours later.

Again, no answer.

Luckily one of my other relatives knew where he was so I didn't have to enter full fledged panic mode. But I guess I showed enough maternal instinct that some of my co-workers started to refer to me as "mom" on Friday. And that's when I realized I would suck at being a working mom. I would never get anything done because I would constantly be wondering "I wonder what my child is up to? And are they having fun while I am making money for them to spend on Wii games?"

Yeah, I would be a horrible, jealous mom.

~ The Office Scribe


Anonymous said...

one thing I can't wait to do as a mom is ruin all my child's fun. I'm more than sure that's what being a parent is all about.

dadadadio said...

Hmmm, I don't know what to say about the jaded response.

Parents need to let go. You're right. Riding the schoolbus does build character. So does walking through snow uphill both ways.