two uteri, two mamas pregnant, AGAIN, with baby number two

ug March 6, 2008

Filed under: ttc — charlotte @ 10:14 am

i work with kids. sometimes reports
have to be made, if you know what i mean. and it is awful. and sometimes people make mistakes. but when you make a mistake designing a room, someone’s wall gets painted the wrong color, or you waste a client’s money on the wrong sofa. (i used to be a designer). but in this job when i make a mistake it has a real human consequence. and i don’t always know what i’m doing. so yesterday i kinda made a series of mistakes and i had to make a report, which i should have made on monday, and my supervisor had to tell me i made a mistake (not catastrophic or anything), but today i feel ill. this is the first day i am taking my work home with me. i usually have good boundaries about that. but today i’m spinny and beating myself up and yuck. why didn’t i just scrap this whole profession and bake cakes? the worst that can happen there is that you mess up someone’s special occasion cake. bfd.


3 Responses to “ug”

  1. carey Says:

    Sorry about the mistake… at least it was caught and could be dealt with? (trying to find some positive here for you) ๐Ÿ™‚ I am dreading making my first big mistake in our field… but hey, we are just human and mistakes will happen. Don’t beat yourself up over it.

  2. ~ d Says:

    Today I testified against a parent in a trial to terminate their parental rights, so I’m having a similar kind of day. It’s days like these when it’s so impossible to NOT take it home. We are traumatized by this work too.. take good care of yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I am a teac.her, and I know exactly what you mean about the angst over mistakes -even small ones- and taking work home with you (both literally and figuratively). Jobs involving kids are the most difficult, period. Hang in there!

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