Today was my first day back to work and I lived through it. Although I wouldn’t necessarily call it a success because I’m easing myself back in by working half days. The real test will be Monday morning when I leave and know that I’m going to be away from the babies for eight whole hours. I plan to come home on lunch breaks and see them.
I didn’t cry today, although I did last night. I did however, feel nauseous the entire time. It was just a sick feeling knowing this is now my life again. A few hours with my kids each night. I need to think positive and refuse to let myself be sad. What good does it do anyway? Only makes things worse.
I was worried that Brady would be upset when he woke up and called for me and I didn’t go get him, but he woke up happy. I tried warning him that mama was going back to work but I’m not sure he gets it. Paityn did fine and ate and slept just like normal. I’m hoping for a smooth transition for them and hopefully my short days will help that.
Stay-at-home mama’s: take a second to thank your lucky stars you don’t have to do this.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.