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When it rains, it pours

We all have days where nothing seems to go right. Today was one of those for me. After working until 1am this morning, I had overslept and was running late in dropping my son off to my dad’s place and made him miss his doctors appointment. It also started to rain once I got my 4 year old (who has no grasp of what it means to hurry up) in the car and left the house (I was dressed for sunny weather in a dress and Havaianas). On the train on my way to work, I had a brief reprieve and was able to read a book. I thought that was the end of it, but lo and behold, I had gotten off the train and was walking down the stairs when I realised I had left my umbrella in the train just as the doors were closing and the train was pulling out of the platform. Oh, and its also THAT time of the month. Normally it wouldn’t be so bad, but considering that my husband and I have been trying for Bub #2 for close to 6 months, I was definitely not a happy little Vegemite.
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Have you ever brought your kids to work with you?

Running my own business, I’m very lucky that I get to work from home, sleep in until 8am and spend time with my son. I’m also thankful that I can take him to my office without having to ask anyone for permission. But after today, I wonder if it’s a little selfish of me to do it. Yeah, sure, he gets looked after by his own mum, but it must be hard for the little guy to come into a boring office with nothing to do and being told to be quiet every time I was on the phone.
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