She Said / He Said
Always an issue of contention, the battle of the sexes, the whole he said/she said (or should that be she said/he said) See, it's a tricky one.. do they agree to disagree or can they come to a mutual conclusion on issues of parenting, family, budgeting, shopping, cars, travelling and a whole range of other everyday issues facing men and women today. If you have a great he said/she said, we'd love to hear it.. keep an eye out for this battle of the sexes, it's bound to get very...
Yesterday was a really big day in my working life. The day 2kool4skool.com.au went live. I had in my mind how one should launch a project for which you have such high hopes and aspirations.
* A launch party with free flowing champagne, fireworks, an amazing guest list, touch and feel sample areas for everyone to see the products and the most amazing goodie bags to take home. Great! but I don't have that much money and I'm too busy launching the site to organise it!
* A quiet drink with my closest friends clinking glasses and toasting the success of my business. Ah well that didn't happen either...
What really happened..
A cake, some flowers from dear friends, some well wishes texts and a night spent at my son's year 10 drama performance which I wouldn't miss for the world. There is nothing quite like the guilt a working Mum feels not being there for the school drop off and pick up, not being one of the reading group Mum's, not knowing your child's teacher's name, rushing to every parent/teacher interview and slipping in at the back of the Christmas concert. I know this feeling well and when the opportunity to be at any school event when I don't have to work - I'm there.
So last night instead of the party there was a drama performance by a group of talented, confident boys willing to write, direct and perform a play on the issues faced by a homosexual 15 year old boy at school. I sat and watched in awe of a son, that despite his Mum having always worked is brave, confident and mature. So I took time to just sit and breath and enjoy watching my child shine on a stage.
So for any working Mum reading this, know that there are many of us who feel just like you do. You can't be everywhere at once. You do the very best you can and that's all your child could ever hope for.
Kathy (Chief of Kool)