Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Magic Mommy Moment
I spent the last 2 weeks at home with my boys, an unusual treat since I work full-time and have throughout both pregnancies and since they were born. I was lucky enough to have 12 weeks maternity leave with both my boys. Returning to work after my first born was particularly difficult. I remember crying all the way to work and most of the day in my office. It got easier over time and there are even some mornings when I'm down right thankful that I get to (I mean have to) leave the toys scattered about, the breakfast dishes in the sink, the dirty diapers, the noise OMG the noise...and hop in my car with a hot cup of Joe and go to GASP, work! It's quiet in the car and I get to listen to whatever I want on the radio as loudly as I want. I don't have to listen to Spongebob or Thomas DVD's playing in the backseat, what a treat!
The boys and I had so much fun on my break from work. I got so much cuddle time with Cade and Blake and I actually played games together! Everyone was ready to get back to the routine of work and school but I missed them today more then ever. The one plus about being gone all day is the excitement they show you when you return. The smiles and exclamations of "Mommy!" when I walk through the door make all the stresses of the day fade away.
My first order of business as a mommy today was sitting with a post-nap Cade while he devoured a cookie...I didn't even mind the crumbs in my lap.