It’s Monday morning – I’m back in the office and I’m already missing my girl.
But there’s no crying like last Friday, when I returned to work for the first time. LOL I’m glad I decided to return on a Friday. It softened the blow of leaving Malia behind, knowing that the weekend was right around the corner. But that didn’t stop me from balling my eyes out the minute I sat down at my desk. Unfortunately, I was moved to a new cubicle and my box of tissues was packed in one of the many bins populating my workspace. Oooops! Thank goodness for water proof mascara.
I loved snuggling with her all weekend…and I know I didn’t imagine it – she knew her mommy was with her too! I’m all about socializing Malia, but I’ll admit that I kind of liked that she cried with everyone else and calmed down when I took her. It didn’t last all weekend – only long enough for her to know that Mommy was nearby and readily available.
But as I slowly sneaked out of bed this morning, it took only 5 minutes before she realized that she was sleeping next to Daddy, not Mommy….and the waterworks began. Oh no! I quickly finished up my hair and makeup while Daddy changed her diaper – and then I gave her a nice long hug until she was happy again. I left with her happily eating from her bottle, before she realized that I wasn’t the one feeding her.
And now here I am, back in the office. No waterworks but anxiously waiting for the hours to pass on by.
I truly love working. I’ve always been one of those people that actually enjoyed going to work. Plus, it feels great to freshen up, get into business attire and put on make-up. I feel youthful again! But why does it have to be 8 hours? 🙁 It’s so unbalanced.
Anyway, I’m starting a new career in IT (same company, new position) so the next few weeks will be filled with training and reading. It’s easy to take my mind off of what could be happening at home. I certainly can’t start a new position being distracted and unfocused. And at the same time, it’s nice that I can ease into a new role and not have to pick up where I left off. I’m certainly happy to be out of the sales arena, having to answer phone calls all day.
So here’s to my first full week back at work. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.