Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Nervous Nelly

My conference is starting tomorrow and what makes me the most nervous? The fact that my husband will be caring for my daughters for the next four days. And he's ENTIRELY capable of the job, my brain is well aware of this fact. He's wonderful and patient and able to pick them up from school on time and take them where they need to go. And with the stock market in its current shaky condition, I'm grateful that he's going to pitch in and help me with my schedule. How much have I made of this writing quest so far? Oh yeah, that's right...zero dollars.

I know this is probably more of a reflection on ME than it is on him. The girls will be thrilled that dad is picking them up from school. Other parents might wonder if he just got laid off, but that's okay. Everyone will be happy and healthy. Yet, I'm sure I'll be sitting at the conference, checking my watch around 3 pm, wondering if he got there. I'm ridiculous. The root of the problem is that I'm a control freak. Is there some sort of AA program or rehab for people like me?

9 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

I think it's an inherent mom disease, for I, too, suffer. Let's rally together!

And good luck! :)

spyscribbler said...

I have control freak issues, too, LOL! Have a blast! I'm looking forward to your notes!

Angie Ledbetter said...

The syndrome comes with good mothering and/or when Mom has 90% of the load. Hard to turn over the reins sometimes. But remind yourself that it's your job to get every bit of wisdom offered at the conference...and you can't do that if you're thinking about home. Give Self permission to be fully present there. And when Mom gets home, everyone will be happy to see her again. Hope we'll be getting a report afterward, and that your time away was everything you dreamed of!

Joanne said...

Consider being away practice for your Book Tour! Positive thoughts and best wishes ...

WendyCinNYC said...

Thanks, everyone!!

aaroncrocco said...

You're a mom. You're supposed to worry. :-)

JGH said...

Wendy, I can so relate to this. You feel bad for worrying and then he calls and says "What time am I supposed to pick up the kids again?" ;-)

ac said...

Other parents might wonder if he just got laid off...

That's comedy right there!

Melanie Avila said...

So did he pick them up? Did the other parents whisper behind his back?