I meant to write this post on Friday night but I was absolutely pooped by the end of it, so I ended up vegetating on the sofa instead! I am not joking when I say that I go to work for a rest sometimes!
I returned back to work after six months of maternity leave and now squeeze a full working week into four days (Monday-Thursday). It was important to me that I managed to get the right balance of working/Mummy life and by having the long weekend with the little tyke it allows us to have some quality bonding time. But being the Manager of a team of staff, there are still emails to attend to and questions to answer, so I try to squeeze this in whenever I can without compromising the time with my son. Nap times are not for resting, believe me!
I am not sure how long my work will be happy for me to carry on with this arrangement, so I cherish it while I can. He’s such a lovely little fella and I love our time together, it helps build my confidence as a Mother and he loves having the one on one time with his Mummy. Win win! He has always been very good at nursery and the staff adore him, which is so so reassuring when you are a working Mother. The guilt of not being there with him can eat you up if you let it, but I think positively about the confident and caring little boy he is growing up to be. I need my work too. There, I admit it. I struggled with maternity leave and I felt very lost at times. Being at work exercises my mind and allows me to be creative, which makes me a happier person. Little tyke needs a happier person to be his Mummy.
This blog is another creative outlet for me and it pleases me to also read posts from other like-minded people, its great to know that I am not alone and that a lot of other people have similar struggles. They always say that it does get easier and it does because we grow stronger and more ready for the challenges ahead. Mummy power!
Ta ta for now!