He must have known that I needed extra cuddling and/or he needed extra cuddling himself the first day I had to go back to work!Maternity leave is over, had to head back to work. On one hand it felt really good to have a reason to get up and get dressed and be somewhere on time and look nice and do the business thing again…. instead of just doing the baby thing and housework. Was GREAT to walk back into work and all 30+ of my co-workers freak out that I was back. They love me. (I keep that place running. /cracks whip) ;)Also makes me feel good/proud to be a working-mother. I love getting all of his stuff ready for the next day and all that. I love the feeling I have when I get home to him after a hard day's work. I love seeing him get excited and smile at me when he sees me. It's hard to do both work and run a household, but it makes me feel good to be able to do both. /flexOn the other hand, the first day was fine because I was so busy getting back into the swing of things, but the second day I almost cried all day because I missed being with him all day. But now it flies by and at 4:30 it seems like I just left him and I get to go back home to him so no biggie. Plus it helps tremendously that I get to leave him with grandparents and not strangers at a daycare!/flex
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Awwww! That's great you have such a good job and grandparents to watch over him!
I told you it would get better :) And yes you do start to feel strength that you never knew you had; it makes you feel very accomplished as a woman to be able to handle living 3 lives (worker, wife & mother - they are all very different and require you to be 3 people in one). There will be days were it is unbearable, and there will be days that you love it, there will be days you want to quit all 3, and there will be days that life could not be better; but overall remember that faith does you a world of good if you trust in it. Love You!!!
Well done Kim. Its hard, but the letting go is part of the bringing up of children. Great that Drew is with his grandparents too.
Aww. I cried every morning for the first month after I went back to work. It was rough, but then it got easier.
lovely photo !
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