I’ve had some funny moments in my time as a working mom, but this one was certainly a first.
We started with a rushed morning routine, because Daylight Savings can go pound salt. It was a power shower, eat standing up, goodbye kisses on the run sort of situation.
In my attempt to get out the door sort of on time, I skipped brushing my hair in favor of grabbing a brush from the backseat of my car. Then I did my best to “presentablify” myself in the parking lot.
When I got to work I was on a roll. It was a crazy day but I was getting my work done well - collaborating with colleagues, putting out fires, writing, editing and brainstorming.
Later I picked up the kids at school and they were equal parts happy to see me and disgruntled to leave their friends. A sign of a very good day.
Then we got in the car.
Feeling pleased with myself, I started to scroll my phone to find the kids’ favorite podcast while they buckled up, when suddenly I heard two little giggling voices in the backseat.
“Mommy, look what we found in the back of your hair!”
Yes, that’s a Barbie shoe. With a raisin inside it.
In. My. Hair.
More than likely it was somewhere within my hair ALL day..
They say that as a working mom you constantly feel like you’re failing at one thing or the other, work or motherhood, all the time.
But I don’t buy that.
Because if I can work like a boss with a Barbie shoe and a raisin in my hair AND make my kids laugh at the end of the day? Well, that’s not failing at all.
That’s hilarious. And winning!