So CootieGirl is here at work with me today – she wasn’t supposed to be. She was supposed to come into the city with Denis, go to a photo shoot, and then go back to NJ with Denis.
Alas, all three of us were on the bus commuting in this morning when Denis hurled. Thankfully, I had a bag in my purse that he could hurl into, but ewwww… So then we got to Port Authority and he looked like GARBAGE. So he turned around and went right back home on the bus. And I was loaded down with purse, baby bag, and baby. No stroller, no backpack, no nothing. Just her in my arms and a bag on each shoulder.
I hopped on the subway and went to the photo shoot, which went well. They dressed up CootieGirl as a boy because no boys were showing up due to the snow this morning. Then they put her in a girl outfit but she was really cranky due to naptime and eventually they gave up and put the outfit on another happier baby. But she was there for the full two hours and got her money, and they seemed to REALLY like the boy pictures, so I’m confident it’ll be seen soon (it was an Easter motif so the photos won’t be out for a couple months yet).
So then CootieGirl and I trekked to midtown and arrived at my office around 12:30, and she’s been pretty much fussy ever since. She took a brief 30 minute nap but she’s been up the rest of the time. Thankfully, two of my bosses are traveling today and the other one is relatively easy to care for, so it’s not so bad having her here. But still – if she gets much more fussy I’m going to have to leave because she’s disturbing other people trying to get their work done.
Right now she’s sitting on the floor in my work area, eating Cheerios and playing with a couple of her toys. Hopefully this will satisfy her for another 30-45 minutes AT LEAST. If I leave early, I’d prefer it be closer to 4:30, not 4. Especially since I already came in late today.