Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday Suckage

Here I sit. 6:45 p.m. At the train station. I had a holiday function after work tonight at 5, and figured I'd catch the 6:10 train home--in plenty of time to tuck the boyz into bed. Except I read the train schedule wrong. The train left at 6:05, not 6:10. And I missed it. The next train? 7:15 p.m. So here I sit.

Here I sit. Knowing I won't see Baby at all today. Eldest and Middle were up this morning before I left, so I actually got 5 minutes of snuggle time on the couch with both of them. I'll get home to the Trenches and will give them goodnight kisses as they lay sleeping like angels (because they're always angels when, and only when, they're asleep, aren't they?) So here I sit.

Here I sit. Today was the 3rd morning in a row that I was late for work. This morning was a whopper: Apparently the train in front of us broke down. So the train I was on had to PUSH the broken train the entire way. I have a 9:00 meeting every Tuesday. Needless to say, I missed it, since I didn't arrive at work until after 10. It took 3-1/2 hours for me to get from the Trenches to work today. And here I still sit.

Here I sit. I have been gone from my home for 12+ hours now. I'm tired. I'm pissed that I missed my train (why does it only run on time the one time I need it to be 5 2 minutes slow?!) I'm crabby that it's only Tuesday. And I won't get to see my children awake tonight.

Here I sit.

16 comments:

MadMad said...

Aw, that stinks. I'm sorry.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Aw hon, that sucks. It won't always be this hard. Hang in there!

Sarah said...

That's hard. I'm really sorry.

tulipmom said...

Hopefully by now you are home and in a slightly better frame of mind.

What a pain in the royal ass! I hope tomorrow's commute is better.

Judy said...

I'm so sorry - that's the pits. I hope Wednesday turns out to be a brilliantly terrific day for you.

Kate said...

I hear ya. Three days a week, I work until 8:00. If it's quiet, I can be at home, on-call, but if the timing is bad, then I'm often at the hospital until 8:00 or 9:00, and while I usually get a glimpse of the kids in the morning, it's not 100%. I can't even kiss my daughter good night if she's asleep when I get home, because she sleeps in her top bunk.

I don't know if it gets easier. I sure hope so.

Potty Mummy said...

Gosh it's rubbish when that happens. Makes me realise what my husband goes through when he's sitting in yet another airport waiting for yet another delayed plane. Think I might be more sympathetic next time.

Steph said...

I hate those days. Hope today is a better one for you!

'Soli said...

Hey Kid, it sounds like you and Mr. V along with me and Mrs. B need to go on a weekend bender to drown all of this bad karma.

Long-time reader, first time poster.

'Soli the kid

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

Ack, that sucks. I'm sorry...I hope the week improves from here.

Amy said...

I'm so sorry. As a mom who decided not to quit working when the boys came along (quiet down daycare haters - our babies are home with Daddy half the day and in "nursery school" the other half. I have flex time too.) I know how hard it is to do this crap!

The worst for me right now is when we have a weekday evening event. Baby is typically not up yet when I leave to take Shark to school, so I'm pretty anxious to see him by late-afternoon when I fetch him from his school. When we have something going on and the nanny shows up 30 minutes after I've gotten home and then hubs and I leave - it's hard. Hubs spent the morning with him so he's fine. All I did was pick him up and now she's got him and will put him to bed and I've basically gone all day with only a brief hug and a sniff.

Sucks.

Feener said...

so sorry....
who is watching the kids and/or doing drop off and pick up ??? how is the job going on a career level ?

Patois said...

Always the saddest part for me when working and trying to see the three kids. So sorry for you.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Maybe my idea to get a job isn't such a good one...

Jenn said...

Those damn trains.

Sitting beside you.

Candace said...

ugh. You wrote that so well though, I practically saw you sitting there by the train.

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