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to be REALLY looking forward to going back to work tomorrow

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Chardonnay1966 · 04/12/2007 17:14

.... I mean, I've been off on maternity leave for nine months now. DD2 is now eight months and doing fine, she'll be at a childminder for two days and then DP is looking after her for one. Will really miss her. But... I'm only working three days and I just LOVE job - hate being stuck at home.

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callmeovercautious · 04/12/2007 17:19

Not at all! I was/am the same. I enjoy the time off with her so much more then if we were together all the time. Then again FT would not suit me as I would miss her then but 2 or 3 days a week is a nice medium I think.


Reallytired · 04/12/2007 17:24

I think you are being completely reasonable. If you have good quality child care your child will not suffer and you will enjoy the change.

You might find you have a mixture of emotions tomorrow. It feels really strange the first time you leave your child.


perpetualworrier · 04/12/2007 17:28

I work 2 days and especially when I first went back and DS1 was a baby, I looked forward to it like the weekend.

Doesn't win you any friends if you mention it at work though .

So no YANBU.

Sounds like you have a great set up. She gets to know what it's like to be away from home, you enjoy work and will be a better mummy for the time away and she gets a whole day of daddy to herself!.

I hope he's got a list of chores for his day at home like you will have for yours


Chuffinnora · 04/12/2007 17:31

YANBU - you will probably feel differently when you first leave her but by the time you have been able to drink a coffee while it is still hot and been to the loo without an audience you'll be grand.


callmeovercautious · 04/12/2007 19:09

You forgot about eating Lunch before the edges of the sandwich curl

Enjoy it!


inthegutter · 04/12/2007 19:11

YANBU - good for you, good for your DD. Win win!!!


motherinferior · 04/12/2007 19:23

I positively waltzed back to work after having DD1. The sheer relief. Bloody loved it.


blueshoes · 04/12/2007 20:05

oh god, Char, I feel like this EVERY WEEKDAY, and I have been back at work for more than 3 months now. Once I have dropped dd off at school (aupair drops ds at nursery), I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I savour every minute of my freedom, even if it is a boring commute. The luxury of reading a paper on a train uninterrupted - bliss ...


Chardonnay1966 · 04/12/2007 20:08


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stealthsquiggle · 04/12/2007 20:15

YAB entirely reasonable. Unfortunately for me the stress of getting to wherever I am supposed to be without being disasterously late, and then back in time to pick DC up again tends to overwhelm the "phew", but still, everything is just so much easier and quicker on your own... Enjoy, and make sure you defend your 2 days at home to the death!


lucy5 · 04/12/2007 20:21

Go to work and have a rest! enjoy going for a wee in peace


moondog · 04/12/2007 20:24

Work is my sanity.
I go in for a rest on a Monday (and I'm an NHS salt with a massive and complex caseload.It's still easier than being with two small children all day!)


ChasingSquirrels · 04/12/2007 20:25

I was desperate to get back after ds1, didn't want to go back at all after ds2 but thats another story.
hope it all goes well.


joyfulspike · 04/12/2007 20:26

I agree with Moondog - but I don't have the same job!

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