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Back to work in a few months

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Crocodilehunter Thu 14-Mar-13 21:10:00

I'm going back to work in around 5 months, been in to visit a couple of times and when people are asking I say I'm due back in mid aug etc etc.
The weird thing is, I don't think it's sinking in that I will eventually have to go back to work!

Think I am lulling my self in to a false sense of security thinking that being a stay at home mum is my new life style (I wish)

Stranger still I'm starting to feel bad that my DS thinks this is me & him sorted now and doesn't know that this will all change in time (irrational as he's 4 months old) lol but can't stop all these strange thoughts and feelings.

Anyone felt like this?

Nannytwotimes Fri 15-Mar-13 14:26:05

I can't imagine how you feel as I was a stay at home mum. If this is what you really wish to be, then why go back?

ItsallisnowaFeegle Fri 15-Mar-13 14:35:38

I'm lulling myself into that same fantasy Crocodile hmm

I've no advice, just showing some solidarity.

MoleyMick Sat 16-Mar-13 09:03:55

As it gets closer it will get more real which could be a good or bad thing depending on whether you want to go back. DS will be fine smile but I know how you feel like you are conning them!
Are you going back full or part time?

Crocodilehunter Sun 17-Mar-13 23:28:42

Think i'm cutting down to either 4/5 days a week (am lucky to already get the weekends) need to go back due to our financial situation! I'm just hoping/praying that I'll be desperate to return in 5 months time because i've missed it so much hmm haha

Mutley77 Mon 18-Mar-13 03:47:27

It is a funny old feeling, i remember well from DD (my first, who is now 8 yo). I think by 4 months you are really settled and enjoying being a mum with the routine set up and you can see how it's working, they are developing their little characters etc. However I must say that, for me, my mindset did develop over the next few months and I quite enjoyed going back to work p/t for some "me time" and although I was distraught to leave DD she was perfectly happy and the arrangement worked well for us.

With DS (now 4) I had left my job when going on mat leave, but by the time he was 9 months I was applying for p/t work and started when he was 1 - which again worked well for me.

Hope it is ok for you in the end.

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