today is kyra's 8th grade graduation. i had made arrangements with my work to come in late so i could go and watch her graduate with all her various distinctions... but then one of my co-workers had to leave town for a funeral. totally out of her control, and very sad. the nature of my work, though, is such that there are minimum staffing requirements, and with her gone, i must be present. so this morning curtis and meg will be there to cheer her on, watch her receive her awards & national honors society sash, and i will be at work - missing it.
today i hate being a working mom.