It was my first week back to work this week and I know I’ve said this many many times but it’s really come round so quickly. I’m not quite sure how the last 13 months have flown by and I’m always trying to recall what I actually did in them. Ok, I did look after a little human being and that’s pretty major, right? But what else did I do? I am definitely going to go back through my blog and read the last few months worth as I’m hazy in bits, especially the first 3 months or so after Baby E came along. I’m guessing that’s probably when he was feeding around the clock and I was having a pretty close affair with Netflix.
I have to confess, a few months back I had a huge panic about going back to work and I was really worried about how I would juggle work plus two little boys that need to go to two separate places each morning. Throw in a house and a job that can be a bit intense at times and I was sure I wouldn’t be able to manage it all. E was waking up a horrendous number of times through the night and I was always really really tired. Thankfully, the first week has gone well and between me, the Other Half, family, and breakfast club, we have managed to not forget to drop off or pick up either of our children. Yet. There is a tiny bit of tweaking to be done but we have survived, so far. I would love to say “this is all a doddle” in a few weeks time. Please tell me I will get to that stage.
As for work, it was absolutely tiring to use my brain for 8 hours a day, 3 days in a row and I felt a bit like a zombie by Friday night but it’s so good to go back and do a little something for myself. I think it’ll take a few more days to settle in but it’s amazing how it feels like I’ve never been away and simply taking back after a bit of a holiday. Not that it was a holiday, but you know what I mean! I’m loving the drives, but then I’ve always enjoyed those. And for an Autumn grump, I’m really enjoying the views and colours on my way. I venture into a pretty old sport of Lancashire and pass a very lovely windmill that’s hundreds of years old. There are many little houses and cottages that are just as old and somewhat rickety. And it’s nice to see them surrounded by the golden colours of this season.
So it is, a new chapter has started in our lives and we’re still trying to iron out when best to do Zs spellings and homework and have lots of quality play time in the week but I’m sure each week will get easier. For now, we have alarms and reminders bouncing about every day so that we don’t forget to pick our kids up!
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