Day 27 – On Deadlines–and Patience

This is a week of big deadlines for me at work–a proposal in to a client today, a report due tomorrow, also a conference proposal due tomorrow, a presentation on Thursday, and another business proposal for a different client early next week. Meanwhile I still have budget and planning meetings at work that suck up much of the day and leave me to write at night.

In other words: I have a lot to do.

My little girl self is not going to get a lot of attention today. I’m not sure about tomorrow either. But since I’m paying more attention to her in general, I think she’s coming to trust that I’m no longer going to chase her back into the closet and bolt the door. Instead I’m just telling her, “Sweetheart, I know you still have a lot of needs. There’s a lot we have to talk about. I can’t do it tonight. But I’ll be back, I promise.”

“Okay,” she says with a shrug,”I don’t need to talk all the time anyway. I’m going to reread Misty of Chincoteague. See you later.”


5 thoughts on “Day 27 – On Deadlines–and Patience

  1. Good luck with your busy week! You have been so attentive to the girl, she defintely knows it is just a busy few days. Even the most diligent of adult selves can’t always be available.

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  2. Put that way, adult life seems such an unfeasible strain on our inner natures, but at least you have such an understanding relationship with yours. Makes me think I should be more mindful of mine…


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