(114.5 hours and counting)
So I went in to work today, just to dip my feet in. I am clearly NOT ready for the swam dive yet! But I figured that I had better test the water so that there are no unexpected surprises next week when I have to actually leave the house on time, show up for work, and be productive. DAMMIT!
Surprisingly, it was pretty smooth this am. In fact, my daughter barely noticed that I was leaving. When I put on my coat, she was playing blissfully in her bouncy seat and eating her hand. She did keep looking at my dad with a "Why are you at my house?" kind of look. At least she wasn't crying... Shouldn't she be crying?
Anyway, I grabbed my bag, dusted off my ID badge and left the house, crying. I drove the two short blocks to school (there is a snow emergency ok?) and found there were no more spots in the lot. Super!
I only lasted 4 hours, but I think that is a good start because my regular school day is about 7 hours. I am more than half way there; practically to the top of the diving board!
When I came home, said daughter greeted me cheerfully from the window and seemed very excited to see me. Then she proceeded to fall asleep and take a nap...