Remember how I was thrown into being a stay-at-home Mom for awhile and tried to work from home to make money and FAILED MISERABLY? I’m remembering now why. Because it’s impossible to work from home with a kid running around. I am once again amazed that anyone does it successfully.
I normally don’t work on Tuesdays but I needed to go into the office today as I frantically try to get things done before AndyZ gets here. NikkiZ thought the idea sounded fun when I told her we could pack her backpack (BACKPACK!) with stuff to do/play with at the office.
However – I didn’t factor in the Poop Issue we’ve been having. While I spent almost four hours at the office this morning, I think at least an hour of that was in the bathroom with my daughter who needs to poop but won’t do it in the potty. Every five minutes she says, “I GOTTA GO POTTY!” and freaks out. So I freaked out and ran to the bathroom with her. Only to sit there for 15 seconds before she said, “No I don’t.”
I finally finished all that I had to do from the office and am now trying to work from home. This has required me to change the rules a little bit to keep her distracted. For example – she is now allowed to do anything she wants that won’t kill either of us. I’m letting her eat anywhere she wants, play with baby items, baby wipes, eat all sorts of junk food, and pretty much destroy any part of the house she’s in. I just need her to give me some time, so I’m giving her free range of everything. Except the car. I do have some limits.
Anyone want to place bets on (a) Will I actually get my work done or (b) Will the house still be standing when the day is over? I’m betting I won’t get anything done and my house will be in shambles while I stay curled up in the fetal position in the corner hiding from my daughter who is running around screaming something about the BIG RED CHICKEN!