and I'm just going to *go with it*

It has now occurred to me - after two different people came to my desk crying/worrying, after someone asked me last week to feel their forehead for fever, after supplying dental floss to a co-worker younger than my son: I am the office mom.

And it's really okay.

Comments

kmkat said…
Oh, excellent! I cannot think of anyone more qualified for the job.
Mary said…
So much better than being the office gossip or the office slut (if such a thing exists in your office) etc etc
bunny said…
I used to be the office mom, too. Ok, maybe office big sis. I was in my mid-30's, everyone else in their late 20's. It was sorta nice.
Crazy Mom Tats! said…
I've been the office mom for years. Im the one who has medicine and who can tell people what they should take for what. And people leave my desk (especially guys)and say "Thanks, Mom."
Frankie said…
At every job I have ever had I always seem to find an office mom. She is always the lady that you feel comfortable enough with to ask her to check if you have a fever. It sounds like you are the kind of person that people trust and feel comfortable with, good for you.
Anonymous said…
Hmm. I don't know about this. Maybe you should go out with them after work one night and do too many shots. Just to keep them guessing.

jbhat
Amy A. said…
You are making yourself indispensible! A good thing.
Anonymous said…
I'm with KmKat.
Paola
Anonymous said…
I'm torn between KmKat and jbhat.

ErinH
For the past 6 years I have worked at jobs where I'm the oldest employee.

I'm the one who has Tylenol, cough drops, advice for mothering small children, advice for young women having "boyfriend problems" and bringing a pan of brownies to work.

I kind of love it.

Have a nice time with Wendy.
loretta said…
too funny! My friend and I call each other, "The Motherships". The Teen works for her and when I drop her off we are "transferring Motherships".