Well, I better get mingling. I really should be talking to people that *are* somebody. But it was fun!

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So I just published my ranting and raving post from yesterday. It covers my attempt at getting O to nap on her own and then the frustration that is 11th-hour interview prep with a sick toddler who woke up every 3.5 seconds. And wraps it in the joy of being sick and having mood-altering PMS.

It's amazing the difference 24 hours and a job offer can have on a person.

What? Yeah it's only been 24 hours. Amazing, huh? I know it takes me by surprise when I really stop to think about how little time ...

Ohhhh. Job offer. That part.

Yeah. Yours truly has now interviewed for exactly one job in her three months of searching, and was hired for said job within 3 hours of my interview. Why yes, I *do* answer to Rock Star, thankyouverymuch.

And all this transpired without even a glance at the hot-off-the-presses just completed and now entirely pointless professionally redone resume.

Le sigh. And it was a nice resume too.

I start part-time next week, full-time the week after. No-one has mentioned this to Miss O yet, so I'm trying not to worry about how she's going to react. Because it's going to be legen- wait for it -dary. Oh yes. Mommy will suit up and O will pitch a screaming hissy fit the likes of which have likely never been seen before.

If she wasn't so sick, I might try to ease her in a day this week before hitting her with it every day next week, but honestly, I don't know what difference a day or two will make. I'm not even sure I'm doing her any favors starting her part-time (ideally 12:30-5:30 - assuming they still do the part-time afternoon thing. I need to check tomorrow) instead of just dumping it all on her at once. Bean is totally fine with going every day, she thinks it's great. O will be a whole 'nother story.

I mean, it's remotely possible she'll surprise me and actually do well. But I doubt it. This will be hard for her. Hard for me, too, I'm sure, but after the past couple scream-a-rific days I've endured, it's not feeling like a hardship to sign her over to someone else :) Of course, now that I've typed that I've begun my internal panic that someone is going to shake her because she's not what one would call a calm, cool, collected toddler.

Anyone have any guidance for this? Please? Or, if not guidance, perhaps some toddler-approved valium?
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6 comments:

Amanda Fowle said...

Congratulations!! Excited for you -- grown up clothes, grown up lunches, grown up conversations.

Jen said...

Congrats! Tell me about the job...what is it? Are you super excited by it? I'm so thrilled for you.

I hope that things work well for Miss O. No real advice here, as we've slowly moved into it. Namely we had one day where I was home and the kid's baby-sitter was here. Whenever we've put the kids into a daycare, the person's been really good about immediately occupying their attention to keep them less focused on Mommy leaving, ya know? I hope the transition is smooth for you, though.

Liz said...

Congrats about the job! I am sure the resume will still come in handy - we are all perpetual job seekers these days. Would love to hear about the job. I am very happy for you!

Liz

Julia said...

Congrats with the job offer! What will you be doing?

Melissa said...

I'm on day three of transitioning Rue into full time care. She'll be going 6:30 - 3:30 five days a week, and so far it's okay. She's in a small room (five kids, one provider) and she's the youngest, so it's good for her.
As far as making it easier... so far I can't find any way. Every time I leave the room she loses her mind; basically I'm just hoping for the best.
This week she's going half days, so hasn't done nap time there yet - but the ex is moving out and there's nothing else I can do. She has her lovey and her blankey for naptime (which is usually me!) and her sippy cup.
We need to compare notes on how they're doing...

Dawn said...

Congratulations!!! What is the job? I am so excited for you! Miss O will be fine - it may be a rough transition, but in the end I think you will both be happier.

 
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