- Get organized for Xmas
- Declutter basement
- Organize old baby stuff (ya right! Bahahah)
- Visit small town in the area for the day (Almont, Perth, Smith Falls, Westport)
- Playdates with new baby friends that Victor hasn't met!
So much to do, so little time!
Number 5 is really important. Maybe the most important one of all. When will you ever be off at the same time as your friends and have the opportunity to hang out during the day? Please, please, don't take #5 for granted and always make time for friends. They are what keep you sane during your maternity leave and are the only ones that care about how often your baby poops in a day and how many times you woke up last night to a crying baby.
I was with a fellow mommy friend yesterday who is really struggling with the concept of going back to work. We talked about how going back to work is not something you plan when you are pregnant and looking forward to being on maternity leave. I have been working from home pretty much since V was born so that concept is a bit foreign to me. She did point out that I was lucky to have a foot in the real world this whole time. I also have a few fellow mommies who are living this right now, and let me tell you, I'm taking notes!! I am still terrified of being able to juggle it all work, cooking, gym, groceries, laundry, cleaning… I WANT TO CRY.
We joked about a scenario at work where you would seek pity from your colleagues "you know, I have a baby at home…" and the other person is like "Ya? So what. So do I."… That's when it hit us. Other people have kids too. Conclusion: Women who are at work with kids at home are superheros and we take them for granted.
The good news is that, I too will be there one day, wearing my superwomen t-shirt under my suit… just in case. But for now, I will take my time and enjoy what is left of my leave with Little man.
Are you going back to work? Do you have any tips to share? Please leave your comments below!