Well, I can tell you, Penelope, those very kids could be the supervisors of the future. Like mine, who often dashes off poorly-worded one-liners without a salutation, without regard for tone and how hostile he may come off. Or perhaps he means it. But I don't think so.
Nick, sounds like you're in that crisis-feeling transitional place. It means change, which is good, but it can be so painful. Hang in, mama. You are learning what you need to learn. Maybe save some of the problem-solving for that 20-miler. You'll have the time to think.
I just dashed off my own email to a project mgr about my weekly schedule. (She likes to keep track of me to the extent it's possible, in case a situation crops up where I'm needed.) This is one of those weeks when I need to be told where to be a few times a day. Today, I get to talk about my job in dd's class. Tomorrow, the kids have a half day. Thursday, I have a lunch meeting and at night I will cook soups with my sisters for a weekend party. Friday, taking a friend out for Korean for her 40th. Saturday, dh comes home and the giant, 4-bday-kid cousin-party. I guess I'll be doing laundry and packing Sunday, and Monday I fly. Need to pick up a few gifts for bdays and something for my parents for the holidays (?), and of course there's writing work in between. This is ridiculous. I HATE the second week of dh's two-week trips.
Ugh, and dh is holed up in a hotel room just about exploding in frustration and boredom. If he has his way, we are taking the job and going. He's had it. Remember, it is winter and it takes little to nothing to send him plummeting. Thus, he plummets. Sigh.
Going to run this afternoon between work and school, then work out tomorrow while kids are in school, and Thursday before my lunch meeting. If I'm lucky I'll do Friday morning too.
Jennie, if you and J had another couple to partner with, you might like a place like mine. From where I'm standing, though, you'd really want the support/flexibility of two families together.
Dd had a dream that we left and all our animals came with us. She awoke in a wonderful mood and said, "Mom, I had the best dream!"