San Francisco...I love this city. I get to come a few times a year on business and I'm reminded every time how much I like it. Last night after work I had the most delicious dim sum in Chinatown and bought some cute gifts for the kids. It was a fun night, I almost managed to stop whining about being sick.
My working mom guilt means I buy something on every work trip I go on. Yes, I'm aware that monetary gifts can't make up for time with mom and that I am probably setting a horrible precedent and spoiling my children. But I get SO guilty every time I leave, even when the trips are just one nighters, like this one. The men I work with never seem to get the same guilt, so maybe it really has more to do with social programming than anything else. Regardless, I feel like a horrible mom every time.
So, to make myself feel better, I've been reading this link about Toddlers and Tiaras. If you ever want to feel like a GREAT mom, this is the program to watch. Yes, I may be neglecting and simultaneously spoiling my kids while on this trip, but at least I don't make them wear cone bras at the age of two (yes really). So, enjoy this summary of the three worst parenting fails from the show!
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