The dreaded email

There it was in my inbox: The email that all parents dread receiving while at work.

Maxwell was sick and needed to go home.

My mind raced as I quickly communicated with my husband (Kwabs) about who would leave work early to get him. Both Kwabs and I had important meetings scheduled and my boss was out of the office-so I was effectively in charge in her absence. I must admit that my first inclination was to ask the teacher if Max was still breathing and had a pulse and, if so, tell her he was perfectly fine and could stay at school. I can’t count the number of times either my husband or I have picked him up early only to discover that, upon our arrival home, he had been miraculously healed by watching cartoons.

But of course, like all good parents, we made arrangements to pick up our dear son. For 3 days, with each proclamation that it was time for school, poor Max retorted that he was still sick: But his health saw marked improvement each afternoon! What can I say…cartoons work better than pharmaceutical drugs! In fact, I think that the next time I’m feeling under the weather I will simply stay in bed and watch back-to-back episodes of Wild Kratts!

In the midst of finagling my schedule to both care for Max and keep my job, I managed to have another sewing lesson and complete a new design. I am extremely proud of this skirt because I was able to do it in two evenings (which amounts to about 3 hours of work). This creation is dedicated to my sweet, conveniently sick child, Max, who constantly reminds me that rain or shine, in sickness or in health I still have to remain committed to what’s important. That includes my family and my creative passions.

What do you think of the skirt? Are you also juggling a million things? I encourage you to find time for yourself-and if all else fails at least find time to watch cartoons…they have healing powers! Just ask Max.

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8 thoughts on “The dreaded email

  1. I’m amazed at what you’ve accomplished in just a few months. You are definitely inspiring to pursue my passion (once I figure out what it of course). Can’t wait to see the next creation.

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  2. That skirt is super cute! And, yes I feel like I’m always juggling kids activities and my meetings. It’s difficult to find time for “me”!!!


  3. I love your skirts! So stylish! I wear lots of long skirts, so I’ll be begging you to make me some. I’ve sewn since I was young, caught the bug in 7th grade. Used to make many of my clothes. Me & your aunts sewed. I’ve had a brand new machine in a box for a few years. You’re gonna rekindle my fire with your creations!!
    The stories of your boys woven in makes this blog such a good read. God bless you in your multifaceted roles!!!


  4. Thank you so much! I really hope to be able to make skirts for other people soon. I definitely encourage you to take that machine out of the box and start creating! If I were closer we could sew together sometimes. God bless you as well.


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