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Tough Job for a Working Mom

Every night when the Pumpkin wakes up after 2:00 (and she always does), I get her out of her crib and nurse her back to sleep lying down in the bed in her nursery. We continue to cosleep until my alarm goes off at 6:00.

Yesterday morning, the alarm woke me up from a very vivid and action-packed dream. This was after the Pumpkin had woken me around 3, and me not sleeping longer than an hour at one time until the alarm went off. After that, the baby was pretty fussy the rest of the morning until I dropped her off at my mom's and headed to work.

I called Londo on the way in to work and was telling him how exhausted I was. "Well, after leading a rebel unit against the Chinese take-over of our moon bases, I woke up and had to deal with a teething baby all morning. I feel like I haven't slept at all."

His response was, "It's tough being a working mother. And 'all your base are belong to us!'"

As a fellow geek, I found this very funny. I also started thinking about how I should write a story or book about a woman who is a key part of a rebellion on the moon, or better yet on Mars (I have a passion for Mars), but also has a baby that she has to take care of. I think it would be a really interesting story, but I'm not sure about how marketable it would be. It would appeal to a very niche market of sci-fi loving moms like me. Maybe some dads too. But probably not much money in it.


Londo said…
All I know is that the Chinese better keep their hands off our Moon Bases. I can't raise this kid alone while you go off gallivanting with your rebel buddies staying out till all hours of the night and howling at the...well Earth I suppose.
Rick said…
You could call it "The Maniac Moom Mama."

Being a working Mom IS tough - but what do I know?
ImpostorMom said…
you are such a geek. :P
Anonymous said…
Thanks to wikipedia; finally I have a resource to get some cultural references :) (yay!)

The book sounds terrific. Pursue it! Who knows where it will lead...

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