in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Friday, April 20, 2012

things i am not

i cried this morning. a lot.

it is always a little hard for me to acknowledge my failures. i am a success-oriented type of person. i do a lot of things very well, and i take pride in a job well done.

i am a great many things, and i am good at most of them.

there are some things i am not. and when i'm not, i'm REALLY not. i even fail spectacularly.

i am NOT a barber.

this poor child.

it seemed so simple. trim straight across the back of his head to get rid of the rat tail. that's all. a few straight snips.

two things i did not consider:
  1. john has never sat still for a moment of his life. of course when i try to cut his hair, he practices nodding, and looking up at the ceiling and down at the floor.
  2. i am not a barber.
i cried hard.

needless to say, we will be stopping by somewhere after work to get it fixed. and i will never - NEVER - i solemnly swear NEVER - take a scissors to my child's hair ever again. never.


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