Today was not one of those days when I wish I hadn't fought the urge to stay in bed and try again tomorrow. That would be lame and unbecoming of a girl like me with so much fire and passion for life. I greet each and every day with a cheery smile and some chirping birds tying my apron strings. Right?
And I would NEVER have excused myself from a conversation at drop off this morning with a total lie. Not me. I couldn't look right in the eye of another Mommy and say I had to dash off for a meeting when in all actuality I just think she is dull and superficial. So.not.me. Never. And I definitely wouldn't have been planning to go to Starbucks with the extra time I had on my hands after getting away from her.
Most certainly, I did not lament to my colleagues that my Canadian client is an effing beotch without disconnecting our phone call first. Did not, did not, did not. Not only do I not EVER curse, but that would be so unprofessional and it was not me. I love all of my clients and think they are brilliant, witty and highly overqualified for their positions. I could never bring myself to think something like that, much less say it out loud to multiple people without making sure the line was clear.
And if I had been out of the office all last week with undiagnosed crud I would be ALL OVER getting caught up and right on top of my projects. Yesiree I would. So it couldn't be me that has been daydreaming all day of the upcoming holidays, baby showers and what I am going to do for Christmas cards right down to whether or not I'll buy personalized postage stamps this year. Ohhh noooo. I am way to committed to my profession to be distracted like that. I am all there, totally present, all day every day and never dilly dally. Never. Not Me.
Most importantly, I would never have welcomed a homework meltdown as the perfect excuse to ship them off to bed early. Never. I welcome all of their pathetic tantrums as a growing experience and would have rationally discussed the problem well before I sent them straight to bed. Oh yeah.
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