Balance, Woman. Balance.

That's my life goal. Today, I went to work, went shoppping for baby girls' essentials, took baby girl to doc, wisked myself BACK to work to pick up important package for hubbie, filled up,(paying $3.15 F#$#@$ bucks per gallan for gas!), cooked dinner, helped clean up and got baby to bed. In all this, I did not make it to a community meeting I'd been meaning to make all week. Extra long at the docs office, getting dinner started and just the whirlwind of the day's events (and of course my atrocious memory) made it just slip by like I hadn't written it everywhere, had it in TWO Outlook Calendars, made everyone in the house recite back to me the time of the meeting, confirmed the meeting with the planners via 3 emails that I also printed out. I really didn't want to miss this meeting, can ya tell? But in the shower I kinda came to a realization. Yes, I want to save the world tree by tree, flower by flower, meeting by meeting. But, in all honesty, I saved my family today by playing super mama. I realized I was very proud of the fact I was able to get so much done. Cell phone in one hand and baby in the other, coordinating duties, arranging pick ups and drops offs, payin bills, lotioning butts, wisking my bad ass through NY rush hour traffic w/only ONE profanity to ONE taxi driver. But why it was ALL worth it? The last time Amelia's doc saw her, she was 4 months old. She was scaly, flaking, itching, and believe it or not, bloody baby. She has severe full blown no joke eczema. In the two months since she's been back, we've recruited one of the top dermatologists in the city and we've been on a strict regimin of treatment. And yes, we do wake up and oil our little girl at 3:30 am if she calls for it. We give her two oatmeal epsom salt baths every single day. Her nails are constantly trimmed and she has little booties on her hands when she's not playing to prevent painful scratching. Now she just rubs.
I was commended. Sandra, the nanny was commended. I commended the doctors and nurses. She received vaccinations and was smiling about 5 min. after her shots because she was in such a good mood to have mama and auntienana there helping her through it. At the end of the day, yes. The meeting was missed, but baby girl is THRIVING. Severe eczema under control. When it comes to your kids, you can't really lie and say you'll balance anything because at the end of the day, all that matters is their smiling face. For me to go to bed happy, I will gladly tip the scale in favor of my girl.


  1. Anonymous6:35 AM

    awwww. that is really sweet and i'm proud of you1 :)


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