i am a lecturer
i – most of the times – bring my son (5yo) to work, especially when i have to go to the campuss but got no class or meeting
-why do I have to bring my son
of all reasons i could think of, basically, it is because i want to be close with my son
[it is not because he wants this very bad.. or that i spoil him for this matter.. he can do very well to be with relatives at home without me..]
-why do i think i could bring my son
>> my son
i think he is good enough at this. i have been bringing him to work since he was a baby.. he has the skill to communicate with grown ups.. he knows (most of the times) how to behave in the campuss.. he likes the foods in the canteen.. he knows he place so well..
>> my workplace
well, i asked the head of department -of course- and she said it is ok to have my son around.. if i have to teach or work at other places i would asked them first about bringing him
-what’s happened then
things are not always nice, although life is beautiful anyway, some people will always say something bad about this.. they usually relate it to NOT being professional, although in my opinion i have done my best to fulfill what becomes my duty (well, i LOVE my job)
if i may compare to friends who have kids and not bringing them to work, and when it is the time in the afternoon they have to run home for their children so they cannot stay at work or even work over time.. well having my son with me, i usually stay until 4 or 5pm working in the campuss.. my son has his own “bed” under my table where he usually takes nap in the afternoon.. yeah, we are fine.. i am fine.. but life is getting harder and harder..
taking critiques is always hard to deal with especially for me.. even my hubby thinks i got 2 (out of 5) of handling critiques #sigh..
my first reaction is – of course – DEFENSE, hey – I can do very well with my life.. bla bla bla.. then random facts – my friends bla bla bla..
but then.. i gotta externalize the critiques, since it might be TRUE in a very tiny portion..
so, ok, let’s give it a shot..
>>> i will look for a teacher to come to my mom’s house to teach him.. let’s say 2 times a week for 4 hours.. somebody who could babysit him..
>>> since he is gonna be 5 yo soon, i think he could choose some courses like English or Music or whatever he likes..
pfffh, united working moms in the world… wish me luck ^^,