After the shocking revelation, I had a better day working from home. I was in nonstop meeting from 7:30-10:30am but had Lizzy under my nose/eyes most of the time. While I couldn’t talk to her, I gave her encouragement and acknowledgement through my gestures and she was a happy girl, building her own obstacle course and all.
Then I went to get my eye exam and got a text from husband about girls fight over lunch again. I was very annoyed. It’s not the first time he sent text complaining about the girls fighting each other when I’m not home, I don’t know the best way to respond but acknowledging, but yesterday I reached my tipping point. We had a fight at home and didn’t talk for the rest of the day. I’m not trying to bring so much negativity here, that’s not this blog is about, and the main reason of the fight was about him sending negativity to me when I can’t solve the issue, but the purpose of writing it is to say we can have conflict in a healthy marriage. It’s normal, human, and part of any relationship. Usually after our fights, we realize something about each other and ourselves, and move toward a common ground. So no fight is wasted.
Once I got home, Lizzy’s friend came over for a playdate. Right after that, she had her second piano lesson and again she loved it and did everything the teacher asked enthusiastically. I was so proud of her.
After dinner, we went out for 30 min walk. It’s a great way to end the day, movement and togetherness. Once we got home, the girls did a puppet show for me about three piggies and a sick cat. They were hilarious.
I’ll work from home the rest of the week so I won’t be as productive and it is okay. My role is shifting to more background tasks, more strategic tasks that don’t require immediate deliverable, so I can afford to slowdown sometime 😉 The good part of working from home is I get to spend lunch time with the girls.