Nowadays, it’s not a big deal be a working mom but, being 23 and doing most of it on your own can be a little hard. Life is so much easier having bosses that understand and that are flexible with your schedule. I can say I do a pretty good job at juggling my job and my daughter at the same time and sometime they cross paths. Maybe once a week I pick up my daughter, Layla from the the sitter and I bring her to work with me for about 15 minutes until my mom picks her up. It’s so cute how the guys play with her even though she’s so terrified of them. But I think she’s warming up to them.
Previously, I was working at a dental office and I never had this flexibility because I worked with so many mothers that my doctor couldn’t be as lenient as they are here at Steve’s Auto Repair or the dentist would be running a day care rather than a dental office. For example; beginning this week, I had to start coming in at 9am when my normal time is 10:30 because Teresa our service writer had to go into surgery. Unfortunately, it was on the Monday and Tuesday that I didn’t not have someone to watch Layla because her sitter was going to get induced. When I told our manager, Scott I didn’t think I could come in for that reason he told me he really needed me but understood. I’m actually surprised he didn’t offer to watch her himself since he’s just that much of an awesome person. But in the end I found a way. Just the fact that he was willing to give me those two days off knowing we were all ready short a person was so nice. It makes my life as a working mom so much easier.