Today is Take Your Child To Work Day!
This is everyday in our house. I work from home. I freelance. I work for myself. My work schedule “revolves around my child’s schedule” – or that’s the going party line at least.
Truth be told, I do have a flexible work schedule I work from my home office or my couch with my trusty beast Jonah sitting by my side ( most times in pj’s), or meet fellow worker bees such as myself at a coffee shop to work together , I work late into the night, I have mini dance breaks in between computer work to keep it real and check my email every time I get an alert which can be up to 100 times a day. No joke!
Welcome to my Social Media World!
Poor Lilypie gets to see me work all the time!
Now I am NOT that parent who is feeding the kid with one hand and typing on the other. I do set very strict boundaries for work. I am very good about shutting off things from 3pm – 8pm ..buuuut there is the occasional deadline that needs to be met and social media peak times for certain demos are during 3pm and 8pm EST because we are also hitting the west coast market and it’s daily and I need to get the promos out and the engagement level up and the brand messaging to read clearly and… and.. and…
And I am REEEEAAALLLYY good about shutting it down on the weekends. I try really hard to work only after Lily is in bed so as not to interfere with my monkey time with her!
Recently I had 2 back to back days of 8am – 6pm work in NYC. It was a rare 2 days as I actually had to leave my house to work. I left before Lily woke up and came home right in time for dinner, when she saw me at 6:30pm she said, “ Mommy you’ve been gone all day. I really missed you. Do you have to do that again?” followed by the sweetest snuggly hug.
We got into a conversation about how some parents have to do this everyday and that we should be so very thankful that both Matt and I have flexible schedules that allow us maximum family time.
Lily does love my lifestyle, I mean it’s pretty sweet when you break it down…I get to dance weekly and make art, I’m home hanging about and working while snuggling with Lily and Jonah, I sit on my porch swing with my laptop while Lily sits on the rocking chair on the porch and paints or reads. My Social Media Work allows me to have the best of both worlds.
I am very thankful for all the amazing opportunities that come my way and the tools to be able to balance my life and family and dance worlds. No complaints.
So in closing, I did not “take my child to work” today… because everyday is such a day for me.
Did you take your child to work today? How was it?