Thursday, September 6, 2007
I have a confession to make...
I used the 'Expectant Mommy' parking place today.
There you have it...
I'm a pregnant mommy parking place stealer.
In my defense, it wasn't my idea...it was my co-workers...and she was driving, so I 'technically' didn't steal it.
But she said I was entitled...I am 'expecting' after all.
And we weren't in the store long...
We got in and out in less than five minutes.
But honestly it was kind of liberating!
I guess there's still a part of me that yearns to be treated like any other expectant mother.
I want the recognition...
I want the extra attention...
I want the PERKS!
I'd really like for my employer's disability insurance to kick in after my vacation pay runs out...just like a woman to gives birth. As the adoptive mother of a child brought in from another country, I'm going to be sleep deprived, probably physically a mess and I know from experience the battle of "Post-Adoption Depression.' Why am I not entitled to the same benefits as a birth mother?
I'd really like to have access to my long-term sick leave without having the H.R. department checking to see if they're legally obligated to give it to me. (They did give it to me...but the idea that they had to check really irritated me.)
And I'd really like to have my time off from work qualified as 'maternity leave' instead of a long vacation. (This is the one time,as a staunch conservative, I'm thankful for government interference, and the FMLA requirement.)
So I guess in a way, using that parking space this afternoon was my way of sticking it to the man!
Honestly though, I felt so guilty about it...there's no chance I'll do it again.
But just that one time...it sure felt good! :)