The Littlest Black Pant (I have since changed the name of my blog)

Updated: Jan 31, 2019

The Black Pant Brigade continues to grow. I mentioned in my first post why I call this blog The Black Pant Brigade. For review, all of the care givers who work for this agency must wear black pants and preferably black shoes. Any kind of blouse or sweater will do so long as we are neat and professional looking. My daughter will be starting nursing school soon. She graduated from college in 2009 and has spent the last several years traveling around, finding seasonal teaching work and enjoying being away from New England. She has now decided that while living like gypsy has been fun she wants a real career making real money.   Yaaah! I said. Well I thought it would be a good idea for her to work for my agency. She would get some practical experience and a recommendation. She thought it would be a good idea too. I took her to Target to buy some comfortable black pants and some professional shirts and sweaters. I bought myself some new pants and blouses too. After 15 years of service to this profession, it was time. We had a fun mommy/daughter day. Her first assignment was for a man that I had taken care of a while back. He is really realllly nice. She called me a half hour into the shift and said "mom, I've done everything there needs to be done. What now?" I told her to sit down at the kitchen table and read the paper. He was in the other room watching the stock channel. She said "Is this it? Is this all I have to do?" She got the laundry started, walked the dog and cleaned the b'fast dishes... done. Some of our jobs are just to be a presence in the home. I told her I find it hard to read books while I'm working because I get so in to the book that I forget where I am and so become an ineffective care giver. Reading the paper or watching TV are easy past times because the articles end and the commercials interrupt the concentration of the programs. We need to be on hand when the task demands it. Again, some of our jobs are just to be a presence in the home.

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