Thursday, February 17, 2005
Man this is early!!
It's now 7:27am and I am up, have consumed breakfast and am about to get dressed. Why is this such a big deal? I'm working a day shift today. Yep, 9 - 5:30. A guy at work wanted today off and offered to work my night if I would work his day. Initially, I was excited at this thought. Rob is off today, which means he will be home with Colby all day and I'll be home to have supper with them and spend the evening. I am also excited to work the day with friends who work days that I rarely see. The downside? How the hell do you people FUNCTION this early? I'm used to walking around, humming songs from the Doodlebops, and not getting dressed until noon. The last time I worked a day shift is when Gary Beals lost Canadian Idol to Ryan Malcolm. Poor Colby got up and asked why I was getting dressed. When I told him I was going to work, he said, "But Mommy, it's still dark out, you don't work when it's dark!". With my heart breaking, I put him in bed with Rob and I think the two of them are asleep. Working days honks. No one should have to do it. I'm not doing this anymore! I want to stay home! My girlfriend Sandra will be having a horrible day today. Her 3 year old daughter Madeline has to have her top and bottom front 4 teeth out. Her teeth are all rotten. They have tried to salvage her teeth but they are very sensitive and sore, so it was deemed it would be better to pull them and let her permanent teeth grow in healthy. I remember when Sandra first found out that this was a possibility. I cried right along with her. Little Madeline will be in my thoughts today. The only other option was to give her 8 root canals, but let's face it, that's horrible for an adult, that would just be sadistic for a 3 year old child. I'm sure Madeline will be fine. She will just have to get used to not being able to bite with her front teeth, seeing they will no longer be there. It's Sandra that will have a harder time, as any parent would. Luckily she's young enough that this is an option. I just wonder how long it will take for her permanent teeth to grow in. Sandra is off work today (obviously), then she has the next 2 days off to mentally recover. I'm hoping to go visit this weekend. We'll see. Well, I guess I'm off to work! I don't know how early I should leave for a 9am start. I have no idea what traffic will be like. Traffic, hmmm, do I even remember what that is?!