I just want to start off by saying that this past week has been real hard. I went to DC for the MLT MBAP event hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton, and it was great. I met with several fellows that are currently in the process of applying to business school. A few fellows were married, and wanted to get the scoop on what it was like being pregnant in business school, and it was totally easy compared to this!
Well, I mean, not totally easy, but doable. In fact, a classmate of mine, Diana Gonzalez, has just launched a social networking platform for MBA mamas, Top MBA Mom, which makes me say ‘now, why didn’t I think of that?’ Technically, me and few other mamas who had babies in b-school thought it would be a great idea, but none of us actually followed through on the idea, so I’m really proud of Diana!
But really, working fulltime is like a marathon and a sprint all at the same time. In the mornings, I try to get ready before the boys interrupt me, and then the sprint begins. Getting them dressed and packing their bag with extra diapers, pullups, clean sheets and their lunch boxes all of sudden feels so overwhelming when I just want to get out of the door so I can beat the traffic. The marathon kicks in at daycare when I’m setting them up with breakfast, and filling out their daily sheets, and telling their teachers how the morning went so far. Sometimes, I change the Lion’s crib sheet, sometimes I don’t. Most days I do Gadget’s hair before we leave the house and I try to make it a point to not have snotty nosed kids, but this morning it just was not happening. And oh what joy! I totally forgot today was picture day.
So, I’m saying all this to say, that’s why its been pretty quiet on the blog front. I’ve been thinking about all the things I wanted to write, but haven’t found the time or energy to sit down and finish a post. The past few weeks have been especially hectic because hubby has been putting in the last hours of studying for his series 7 exam which took place this morning.
Have I ever bragged about how smart that man is ? I mean, he is out of control intelligent. He actually learned in school, instead of memorizing just to pass a test. He cares about knowledge, and I believe, enjoys learning. Hubby not only passed, but he received the second highest score in his class. He was aiming for a 98, but a 90 will do just find thank you. I am so proud of you, babe.
Now, that the test is over things will be a little more sane. In fact, I can finally finish this post about my ten year high school reunion, which occurred a few weeks ago!
I went to Minnesota for my reunion (with the boys sans daddy – and I’ll have to blog about traveling solo later), but it was a great trip. I saw classmates from Breck School that I had not seen in literally ten years. I am what you call a ‘lifer.’ I attended Breck for fifteen years, from the time I was three, starting in preschool, all the way through my senior year in high school. I had my trepidations about seeing my classmates, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Molly M, Heather S, Liz T, Paris and Michael P — You made my reunion. I bonded with old classmates who are now moms, which was so weird! What was also weird was seeing a classmate who was a girl in high school, who is now a boy. Go figure! But really, sharing mommy experiences with people I’ve know since I was three was a whole new experience for me. Some people, I was really close with in high school I’ve really grown a part from now. For some people, our paths have totally separated, probably for the better. Some people were still doing school age things, like getting so drunk they could hardly talk. And that was weird, too, because here I am thinking, I’m 29 and mom to two human beings. You will not find me plastered at my high school reunion. But anyway, I really enjoyed you guys, and I can’t wait until the next one!