I’m half way through my maternity leave, and I’m enjoying my time off a little too much. Okay, let me explain. I do miss working. I’m fortunate to have a job that I enjoy going to every day. But, I find myself getting so attached to my little ones. If I had a choice, I’d be a stay at home mom or at least work part time.
Most days Princess is in preschool, while Baby O stays home with me. For the record, I don’t just sit on my butt all day. I have a jam packed schedule that includes, getting Princess ready for school and making breakfast for starters. Daddy drops her off, so that I can get a few hours of study time. School work is followed up by cooking, cleaning, blogging, and running errands. Getting all this stuff done while tending to a newborn has been quite a challenge, but I manage just fine.
By the time Grandma gets home with Princess, the house is cleaned and dinner is prepared. I look forward to Princess’s bright smile and big laugh as she comes barreling in from outside. She always greets me with a giddy hello with her big question of the day,
“Mama! Is dinner ready yet?”
I never would have imagined enjoying being at home this much, and my family loves it too. I treasure each day I get to spend with my kids. I look forward to tucking Princess in every night, and waking up to laughter every morning. It seems like Baby O is growing by the minute. He literally has outgrown his newborn clothing. In fact, he can’t fit into most of his 0-3 month onesies.
I have another six weeks left before I return to work, and I’m praying for time to slow down. I want to savor these last moments until the last drop.