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happy to be back at work as break from childcare

(18 Posts)
Texasfan Tue 25-Jun-13 20:53:16

I feel i must be the only mum happy to be back at work. I have an almost 6mo baby girl EBF and a 3yo boy. Before ihad my children i worked for 10y so i am so relieved not to have to do all the childcare and i find it much easier to be at work.

MrsMcEnroe Tue 25-Jun-13 20:56:39

God no, you're not the only one!

Jollyb Tue 25-Jun-13 21:01:05

No you're definitely not the only one. I'm expecting DC2 and started mat leave today - feeling quite sad about leaving work again.

tethersend Tue 25-Jun-13 21:02:15

Not just you. I have a 4yo and a 1yo and I can't get out of the house fast enough grin

Judyandherdreamofhorses Tue 25-Jun-13 21:04:17

Mine are almost 4 and almost 1. Frantically job-seeking!

runningonwillpower Tue 25-Jun-13 21:07:54

Work? Piece of cake compared to being at home.

And you get to wear nice clean clothes with your string of pearls.

Overberries Tue 25-Jun-13 21:10:56

Don't feel guilty! I love the balance, nothing wrong with working, earning some money and spending great time with the kids when you're not!

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Jun-13 21:13:06

Good for you, I wish I'd gone back to work sooner!

mrsannekins Tue 25-Jun-13 21:23:33

I thought I must be one of the weirdos who actually looked forward to Monday mornings, so I'm glad to see there's others out there.

Sitting quietly, minding your own business, having a good old natter with the girls, drinking as much HOT tea as you like, when you like, going to the loo when you need to, rather than when you can escape the clutches of your 18 month old going through a clingy it (though maybe not the part when I'm expected to produce stuff and use my brain for stuff other than the intro to in the night garden!)

Doodledumdums Tue 25-Jun-13 21:25:46

I wish I felt like you! My DS is almost 6 months too and I am dreading going back to work!

Numberlock Tue 25-Jun-13 21:26:31

Work = free child care and free Internet.

nomoreminibreaks Tue 25-Jun-13 21:27:15

Nope! Me too. I thought I'd stay off work until DCs were in school but I was so ready to go back to work. Now pregnant with DC2 and quite nervous about being off again.

nomoreminibreaks Tue 25-Jun-13 21:27:46

Oh and also work = lunch breaks!

GwenCooper81 Tue 25-Jun-13 22:23:26

I go to work for a break grin .You're really not the only one!

sharond101 Tue 25-Jun-13 22:42:44

I hate leaving my DS and going to work yet I was the girl who never wanted kids.

Jinty64 Wed 26-Jun-13 07:10:28

And you get to wear nice clean clothes with your string of pearls

Mmmm I think that depends on where you work.

My only main reason for having ds3 was to have six months off work. It was lovely!

theborrower Wed 26-Jun-13 11:05:31

You're not the only one. It can be hard being a mummy and working full time, but I think I'd go nuts if I didn't work. I think i need it! :-)
! It can also be hard when the GPs look shocked when I tell them DD is in nursery from 8 til after 5 on her three days in, but that's how it is. What are they doing to help out?

ladypop Wed 26-Jun-13 12:10:31

You are not alone! I felt terribly guilty with DS1 that I was really looking forward to going back to work when he was just a few months I know it's ok. I am lucky that I enjoy my job so with DS2 I know it's ok to feel ready to go back and not feel abnormal!

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