Published October 30, 2007
Tags: kids, start-up, travel
I am working like crazy today, trying to get as much done as possible. I am headed to London tomorrow, with my husband, 1 year old and 3 year old. Between getting things done at work, and getting things done at home for the trip – I feel like I haven’t stopped for the last few days.
Palo Alto Software will be exhibiting at the Business Startup Show in London, on November 2nd and 3rd. Our Managing Director, Alan Gleeson, will be speaking at the show on Business Planning. Noah, my husband will attend the show on Friday the 2nd and I will be there on Sat. So if you happen to be n the area, stop by and say hi!
Most likely I won’t post much will I am gone – between work, jet lag, and 2 very young kids I hope I am still alive when we arrive back in the US on Tuesday the 6th. Somehow I think if I am just ultra prepared – the flights will go smoothly. Noah keeps telling me that yes, we should be prepared, but that I have to deal with the fact that no 12 hour flight can EVER go smoothly with a 1 year old and a 3 year old. Sigh, I think he is right! I will let you know how it went when we get back.
Published October 11, 2007
Tags: guilt, kids, mommy, travel
My husband and I are going to London to attend a business conference November 2nd and 3rd. We are taking the boys with us, as we don’t want to leave them for 6 days. As a bonus they will also get to meet their 95 year old great granny who lives just outside of London. In order to get to London, and be somewhat awake for the conference, we have to fly on Oct. 31st, which means that our 3 year old will be missing Halloween and trick or treating. When we made our plane reservations a few months ago we both figured that he would be too young to really notice. Although missing Halloween was a little bummer, we thought that at 3 years old he really wouldn’t know what he was missing.
Well we were wrong. For the last week all Timmy can talk about is Halloween and what he wants to be. So we decided that we would throw a Halloween party the Sunday before we left. That would surely solve all the issues.
Wrong again. After hearing about the party Timmy got very excited and said “Yeah! I can go trick or treating with my friends! I am so excited Mommy!”
Oh the guilt. We have to get to this business conference – we don’t have a choice. At least we get to bring the kids with us… right?
P.S. – At least I am in good company:
Work It Mom – Guilt Question
Mom Guilt Never Ends
Blog called “Working Moms against Guilt”
and these are just a few of the many posts on “Mommy guilt”