How did my baby go from completely helpless to ‘miss thang’ in 13 months? This is insane. In one week I am already back on a schedule and in a routine – ugh! The only thing that got me through the first week (without crying) was knowing that my first day back was a Tuesday, and on Tuesday mornings at the office they bring in breakfast pastries such as cinnamon buns, muffins…danishes – delish!
So does it come as a surprise then that anytime Charlotte cries the one thing that will make her stop is food? I have no idea where she gets that from…?
The two weeks before back to work were bitter sweet. All I wanted to do was duct tape her to my body so she couldn’t leave me but as we know, someone might call child services so … I only did it for half a day.
But seriously, a day didn’t pass that I wasn’t pulling back tears. I knew that this would be good for both of us I just wasn’t willing to admit it. Through the tears and duct tape though, there were days I just wanted to get up, put on a suit and tackle some problems without having to wash dishes and the floor for the umpteenth time that day. I wanted someone else to handle it along with the diaper changes and the tantrums.
Thankfully, daycare has been good for for the both of us. A regular dose of other little humans for her and big ones for me, someone else giving (us) instruction and time away from each other, long enough to be excited to see each other.
(Getting ready for our 3rd day of daycare)
After one week, she is still happy to go and excited to see me at the end of the day – I couldn’t be happier. The tears are a little less and work has (guiltfully – is this a word?) been amazing.