02 June 2008

dealing with jobs and peanut butter

The job is a done deal. I'll probably start on June 23, assuming I sort out something for Eleanor. I have been completely shut out on day care. Everyone has room for a three year old. Nobody has a spot for a 1 year old. I'm interviewing a nanny tomorrow. It's not my preference but it would only be for the summer as I am still hoping for a day care spot by fall. It's time for Eleanor to be with other kids.

Without going into too much detail, I'm returning to my former employer. Same job, more or less, different department. It's that fuzzy end of the lollipop thing I have trouble shaking.

In a move sure to trash my chances of being nominated for mother of the year, I bought some soy nut butter and some sunflower seed butter. Deception will commence tomorrow. I have confessed to at least one previous instance of food fraud with Oliver. The fact is I regularly tell him a wide variety of things are chicken. Someday I will have to talk my way out of this particular corner. Not today.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

congrats on the job! I hope the childcare situation gets worked out... such a pain, isn't it??

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Congrats on the new-ish job and good luck with the daycare/nanny hunt! I was very lucky to get my monster in at my #1 daycare choice immediately both times we started. Sadly, I think it's time we started looking for a new place, though. Just thinking about it sucks the joy out of me. Ugh.

Jenn said...

Congrats and good luck. And food deception? I dunno, I don't get hung up on it. Of course I have to curtail the conversation when the question where does ham come from and pig isn't enough of an answer....

Allison Says said...

Congrats, again! Good luck with finding child care. When I was looking into it for Alex there was nothing available until the fall, and this was in the winter! Hopefully it's slightly easier for a 1 year old than a few-month old.

Also, good luck with the "nut" butters!

Kim said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement!

I forgot to mention that since Oliver now eats pasta AND dips it in tomato sauce, a whole new world of food fraud opens up. Yes, I have been known to put vegetable purees of varying colors in the tomato sauce. Shhhhh! CD has no idea either.

Kim said...

@allison... Google in Mtn View is opening a Reggio-inspired day care sometime soon, if they haven't already. Definitely check that one out!

Susan at One-Woman Show said...

Ha. Parenting is all about lying -- and praying the lie will work! Congrats on the new/old job.