A couple weeks ago, I was honored to receive a pretty special award at work called the Silver Snoopy. I heard another recipient classify it as an award that you always hope to get but never really expect to see, and I definitely agree. I found out a couple months ago at a division staff meeting, and I was totally surprised — I had no idea it was coming. I was really looking forward to the awards ceremony this month.
It was an afternoon ceremony and I really wanted to bring Jose and the girls along to join me in the photo. It’s not the greatest photo — Emma is making a funny face and I came really close to inadvertently blocking Charlotte with the way I held my certificate — but I love it. I really want my girls to see me being a working mom, and I think it’s important for them to know when I’m doing good things. I know that a 4-year-old doesn’t really understand a lot of it, but even she can grasp the idea of getting recognized for doing something good.
Annnnnd then it was back to real life. Emma demanded fruit from the snack table at the reception, and Charlotte is sucking on her pacifier and playing with a hairbrush. Parenting FTW!