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Stupid whinge about being at work

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wobblyknicks Sun 10-Jul-05 11:55:49

Have been at work 2 weeks now and I'm really loving the job and dd's really loving nursery - which is so different to what I thought it would be. I thought I'd be heartbroken at leaving dd and she'd be in tears at nursery. Only thing is it seems really hard being at home with her now - I get really frustrated with her and she seems bored with being at home. I just want to go back to work and I think she just wants to go back to nursery.

Anyone else felt like this? Does the novelty just wear off or did you have to work hard at getting used to work and home life?

HellyBelly Sun 10-Jul-05 12:02:29

Hi Wobblyknicks

I haven't come across your problem as I haven't gone back to work as such, I'm a childminder. One thing I did want to say is that since I've been minding, my ds seems to be more bored on the days my mindee doesn't come and I feel a bit the same too. I think my ds just loves having the company of the same age so he gets bored when it's just him and mummy again! Although I love the time we spend together on our own, I also feel a bit the same in that there's more we can do as a little group and it's more fun (when they're not fighting with each other for a toy or something )

Sorry I can't help, I'm sure there are others out there who feel the same!

Whizzz Sun 10-Jul-05 12:09:55

I find it hard too - easpecially if you have had a grotty day. I think you do have to get used to the change in lifestyle. DS loves nursery as they do so much & he has chance to play with his friends. We tend to put more emphasis on the weekends when we can all be together. It is so hard to juggle everything though. DS starts school in Sept & as yet we are still working out how to cope !

wobblyknicks Sun 10-Jul-05 12:09:55

Thanks for replying HB. I'm sure compared to 10 little friends I'm boring as hell to dd atm, its just that she's boring to me as well now . I'm sure its just the novelty of the change but hate getting stroppy with her at the moment .

wobblyknicks Sun 10-Jul-05 12:10:55

Thanks whizz - doesn't help I spose that works knackers me out and am working half a day on Sats too. Hope it will calm down soon

Whizzz Sun 10-Jul-05 12:14:01

Yes, I sometimes have to tell myself that its not DSs fault that I'm in a grumpy mood. Usually I get him to give me a huge hug & a kiss - it puts things in perspective.

wobblyknicks Sun 10-Jul-05 12:15:14

Yep, if dd's in a happy smiley mood I get like that too, but then she turns grumpy and so do I (especially with this heat) and we both want to be somewhere else!

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