One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Back on the job...

Well -- I survived my first three days back at work. It is Friday just around 5:00 and I am waiting for Travis to get home with the little ones.

Things I learned since returning to work:

  1. Getting 2 kids dressed, fed, and ready to go to daycare in the morning is more than twice as hard as it is getting just 1 child ready to go.
  2. You must be completely dressed and ready to go before the two kids even get up -- otherwise it is nearly impossible to make it out the door on time.
  3. Dropping your baby off at daycare the first day is heart-wrenching. (I knew about this with Evelyn, but you kinda forget what it really feels like until it happens to you again)
  4. By the 3rd day it gets much easier. You just have to keep telling yourself "suck it up -- that's life -- you need to go to work -- the baby will be fine"
  5. Pumping in the backseat of an Explorer (my new company car) isn't much different than pumping in the backseat of a Trailblazer (my old company car). It is a very non-glamorous part of my day.
  6. Even after being gone for 4 months, work is the same. Same drama, same good/bad attitudes of fellow employees, same business relationships with customers, etc... I am a little behind, but I am up for the challenge! (I better be, my boss is riding along with me on Monday and Tuesday already -- ugh!)
  7. Seeing your kids at the end of the workday after missing them all day makes you appreciate them & want to cuddle them even more!

Happy friday and weekend to everyone!!


Kara said...

I am glad to hear you survived your first few days back to work. I LOVE being able to talk with you on my drive home. Hopefully we can keep it up a couple times a week.

Also, I can relate to the pumping. Hope your morning routines get easier.

AJ said...

The morning routine will get easier. I know my first few weeks back, it was taking me a full 2 hours in the morning to get ready and out the door. I don't remember when it switched, but now it's back to the normal 1 hour routine again:) It does get easier, I promise!!