I can’t believe how fast this time has flown by. It will only start to go by faster once I start back at work – and to think I was supposed to go back a month ago! I couldn’t have done it. These little peanuts are much too small for their mommies to leave them!
The thing that I have to look forward to though is that this time I’m only going back part time. Greg and I decided on that months ago and when I presented it to my boss she was more then supportive of the idea. I am very lucky to work for such a flexible group of people who are willing to figure stuff like this out.
Before I went on leave I really felt like working 3 days a week was the perfect amount. Both parents working full time is HARD HARD HARD. You get home from work and you scramble around to make dinner and then it’s bed time and you haven’t spent any time with each other. The whole weekend is taken up with household chores and errands that you can’t get done during the week and then still you haven’t spent any time together. We’re really hoping that once Maisie get’s older I’ll be able to get a lot of things done on my two weekdays at home and there will be more family time on the weekends.
Greg’s parents are going to watch the girls on Wed. and Thursday and Greg will work from home on Fridays and take care of the girls. I’m really excited for him to get that time with them – I just hope hope hope hope that Maisie will take that bottle so she’s not screaming all day – that would be so hard on both him and Fiona! Other then that I’m not nearly as worried about going back as I was last time. Now I know that in time we’ll get a good schedule down and I’ll enjoy being out of the house for a chunk of time each week.
Wish me luck =)