You know you're a working mom when...

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It's been another rough week for The BadAssMama. Revenge of the terrible-two's, attack of the ferocious-four's, long commutes, short nights of sleep and way too many cupcakes (again).

So, rather than continue to drown my sorrows in pastry, I bring you another BadAssMama Top Ten list! Enjoy....

You know you're a working mom when:

10) You consider 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep a "great night"

9) Applying makeup and curling your hair on the commuter train is a several-times-weekly ritual

8) After yet another night of 1.5 hours of cumulative sleep, you pray that your boss does not ask you a question in the Monday morning meeting

7) You have fallen asleep in the bathroom stall at work...more than once

6) Your work suits are replaced by peanut butter and boogers most weeknights by 7pm

5) You fight the impulse to murder everyone in the room when someone tells you to "Enjoy your time off!" right before maternity leave

4) You think the hands-free breast pump bra-thingy is the BEST INVENTION EVER

3) You have locked yourself in the bathroom to finish a conference call while your children scream "I want to play with you!!!"

2) Your definition of success includes walking out the door fully clothed with matching shoes

1) You have ever reached into your bag for a business card, and instead pulled out a Hot Wheels car...


Amy said...

Though I'm not a working mom, this post hit home in several areas!

While I was still working & pregnant. I would get so tired that I would close & lock my office door & lay down on the floor (I had a makeshift pillow & blanket to lay on).

The hands free pumping bra thingy was the best thing that ever happened to me. I discovered it while visiting a lactation consultant after my 1st was born. I saw it & angels starting singing from the heavens. Me: "OH MY GOD... Where have YOU been for the last month?" I was pumping in the middle of the night & waking to a bed soaked in breastmilk.

I've been on important calls for the charity I work for & the boys are screaming in the background, so I lock myself in the closet. :)

Since when is maternity leave considered a freaking sabbatical? It's one of the hardest time in a woman's life! Good grief people!

Lastly, I really hope that you enjoy your 6 hrs of uninterrupted sleep more often than you are going into the office on 1.5 hrs of sleep. :(

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