I am back at work and so far so good. I actually just started a new position on my return from leave so it has been very exciting in that regard. I am also lucky in that my work has been very understanding with regards to my availability etc.
On the down side, I feel bad for my parents who are helping out babysitting the kids. With just one it wasn’t so bad, but I get the idea they are a little overwhelmed with three (which I totally understand). I am happy that I was able to arrange my schedule so they only do a couple days a week, even if it means never having the same days off as my husband. I know we will get to spend time on Christmas day anyway, and that’s not that far away.
I am also learning to accept some new standards. The house won’t always be pristine, vacuumed, dishes done, laundry done, pantry full, but that’s okay. Basically, being a working mom means doing everything I was doing as a SAHM but also working 8 hours a day plus commute. If anything I think the dogs are really getting the short end of the stick because they don’t get the same walks, but it’s winter anyways.
Sorry for the rambling post, but time is short and I did want to say something. Hopefully it all comes together. I still feel better about being back now than I did after my last maternity leave so that’s a big help right there.
Now back to work!