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post #1 of 87
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1) You stand at your car door for 30 or 40 seconds after dropping off you LO at school and can't figure out why your key card for the daycare won't open the car.

2) On a day that you don't have to pick up your LO in the afternoon your auto pilot takes you directly to the daycare, 10 miles out of your way.

3) You, the person who sobbed for hours the first time you dropped off your LO at school, takes a day off.....and you still send that same LO to school, just so you can accomplish things like cleaning, laundry and sitting down for 5 minutes without becoming a human jungle gym :

4) When the daycare calls your office your co-workers know to say "IT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY, but the daycare is on the phone."

Ok, let's hear yours!!!
post #2 of 87
When you go to bed at 3 and wake up at 7 and think hey that was some good sleep!
post #3 of 87
The only time you have time for makeup in the morning is if you put it on in the car.

You tell someone in your office you are going to the potty.
post #4 of 87
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Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post

You tell someone in your office you are going to the potty.

been there, done that

during the week you look forward to the weekend... and on the weekend you often look forward to monday
post #5 of 87
You get one leg shaved on Monday and the other on Thursday. The following week.
post #6 of 87
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You get one leg shaved on Monday and the other on Thursday. The following week.
YES! Been there done that!

You schedule your classes after your LO's bedtime so daddy has to put her to bed twice a week and you don't have to deal with it... :
post #7 of 87
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You get one leg shaved on Monday and the other on Thursday. The following week.
HA! I've done this except in quarters (thigh, calf, thigh, calf)


You've had the leftovers for 2 or more meals in a row!
post #8 of 87
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HA! I've done this except in quarters (thigh, calf, thigh, calf)
Glad I'm not the only one!


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You've had the leftovers for 2 or more meals in a row!
Or you slap down some sandwiches with frozen veggies and call it a meal.
post #9 of 87
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The only time you have time for makeup in the morning is if you put it on in the car.
So true!

I've also had to pluck my eyebrows in the restroom at work. :
post #10 of 87
You reach into your briefcase to find a pen, and can only find crayons.
post #11 of 87
Havent shaved my legs in about six years Luckily, I barely have any leg hair. Though I found myself in a tank top stopped at a redlight the other day examing my armpits thinking damn, I need to shave! THen realized people could see me with my nose in my pits....

eta: at a work lunch, you pull a diaper, a graham cracker and a toy car out of your purse before finding your credit card.....
post #12 of 87
I have a couple...

You open up a work notebook you brought from home and find pages full of crayon scribbles.

On a conference call with a client, you forget to hit mute and accidentally ask your client if "you want mommy to give you a cookie?"

You have two completely separate wardrobes - work vs home, and you change out of work clothing AS SOON AS YOU WALK IN so you don't have to dry clean it... again.
post #13 of 87
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You reach into your briefcase to find a pen, and can only find crayons.
Totally did that the other day. Also pulled out a diaper or two.

Ugh, I can't think of anything funny. I just have a bunch of stressful things to say, so I won't add any!
post #14 of 87
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during the week you look forward to the weekend... and on the weekend you often look forward to monday
AMEN!

...when a hot shower is a reasonable substitute for a full night's sleep

...when you and kiddos always eat breakfast in the car

...when grocery shopping ALONE is the most supreme luxury you can think of

...when you take annual leave in 2- and 3-hour chunks so you can spend time at kiddo's school and functions

...when you hear about a children's activity and your first question is, "is it on a Saturday?"

...when you fall asleep at your desk

...when you nap in your car on your lunch break
post #15 of 87
... when you go to hand your homework in, and you pull out a ton of pictures your LO drew for you and replaced for your homework.

... when you get to class *knowing* you had put your textbook in your backpack but it's not there, and when you get home, your LO is sitting on the bed, textbook open, and says "I go mommy's 'cool too!"
post #16 of 87
when you walk into class with a baby tied to your back *totally* forgot to stop at the daycare on the way to school, and didn't even notice till she starts fishing for the boob half way through class
I've done that
post #17 of 87
When you are working at home and the kids are there for some reason (home sick from school, whatever), and you get totally engrossed in your work, and *forget* that there is even a kid in the house, until you hear a crash and crying...

Yikes.
post #18 of 87
When your child gleefully tells anyone who will listen that she had pizza for breakfast, lunch AND dinner

Ive done the leg shave in quarters bit.

When you dont tell anyone you quit the track team so that you can secretly spend that time cleaning the house and doing homework while someone else has the kid (shhhhhhhh dont tell anyone this).
post #19 of 87
oh from a dad friend,

he is responsible for morning duty - dressing, feeding, transporting to daycare, etc of his two girls. This is usually chaotic.

Right after dropping off his (then) 4 year old and 2 year old, he went straight to an important client meeting.

In the middle of his presentation, he realized he had to sneeze, so reached into his pocket and sneezed into - a pair of pink little girl underpants.

Stunned silence filled the room, until his boss quipped "J, I see you did morning drop off of your girls again today..."

And everyone busted a gut with laughter.
post #20 of 87
You find yourself at an important meeting with a Spongebob sticker on your shirt and glitter glue on your purse.

Your 5 yr. old has memorized the menus of both Boston Market and the nearby pizzeria.

You maximize your time at red lights by filing your nails, deleting old contacts from the cell phone, reorganizing the kids' CD's, etc.

You have had a tense conversation with a professor, coworker or boss that included the phrase, "Well, I'm sorry you feel that way, but my kids come first."
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