Thursday, December 04, 2008

When even 5 year olds are watching what you do

Since I don't have an office to go to like most Moms, my timing and appearance in the morning changes from one day to the next. One thing is pretty certain, the first outfit I put on in the morning is not usually my best. Ev has to be take to kindergarten between 8 and 9 am, and I usually hit on 8.45, whatever happens. Sometimes I'll get up at 5 a.m. and work three hours before bringing him to school. Other times I'll have gone out the night before, like last night when I went to a business dinner in Milan, and got home at 1.00 a.m.
Yesterday I had a coffee date with my friend Linda. I hadn't seen her in a long time so I thought she deserved for me to not look like I'd just rolled out of bed. I scrubbed my face and put on some make-up. Even though I'd just had my hair done I put on a head wrap just 'cause I felt like it. With my new cashmere scarf and a camel coat thrown on, I was ready to go.
When I got to Ev's school this teeny, tiny cute little artistic red head named Crystal looked up at me and said "Where are you going today?"

It's really scary when even little five year old girls notice that you're not your usually slobby, I actually have my pajamas on under this coat, mess.

Linda said yes to giving me office space for my experiment. When I told two friends about it last night they both said "Oh, and you'll have to get dress up every day so that it feels like you're going to the office." I hope little Crystal notices and appreciates...


Shauna said...

Ahh kids, they don't miss a trick :)

(love your scarf, you look fab!)

stronger said...

that's pretty funny. They tell it like they see it.

anji said...

Ohhhhhhh, you have a such a nice friend to let you try the office-space experiment! Good luck with it! I actually have figured out I work better at my graphics when I'm at home, than when I'm somewhere else... but, I don't have the same issues you do, space-wise, kid-wise... *fingers crossed for you!*


anji said...

P.S. Your eyes match your scarf. Cool trick :)