Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Back to Work

Today is my first day back at work.  I had a generous 12 weeks of maternity leave, and it was great to be at home with my baby girl.  But, Momma's got to work, so back I go.  Over the holidays everyone asked me how I felt about it.  I wasn't quite sure what to answer.  I mean does anyone feel good about leaving their baby at "school?"  How do they think I feel about it?  Amazing?  Nope.  Just necessary.  So we can live in a nice house, take her on vacations and do things like pay for college.  No, I am not going back part time.  I have a full time type job.  A good one that might not be there in a few years if I decided I want to work then.  So this morning I got up early so I could get myself ready before she woke up.  And I skipped the mascara.  Because I may or may not be anticipating some tears.  On my part, not hers.

5 comments:

Lindsay N. Strickland said...

Oh, gosh. I can't imagine how you feel today!

I hope your day goes by quickly and everything goes smoothly at the office!

Ann said...

Thanks for writing this. I feel exactly the same way. Exactly. We do this so we can provide for them in a way that they deserve. Hugs and hope there weren't too many tears.

Jessie said...

That 12 weeks sure seemed fast!! Try not to get to down. If this is what you have to do, it's what you have to do! It's as simple as that. It will get easier I'm sure. xoxo

Becky said...

hope everything goes as smooth as possible for you during this transition!!

Jason and Jenny said...

Good luck. I hope your first week back goes well and that baby h adapts quickly. At her age I am sure she will. Hang in there.