So, as you know from yesterday's post, I returned to work yesterday to finish out the school year. I started getting anxious Sunday night, and of course, tears were shed on the car ride there. Fortunately, I'm vain enough to not want mascara running down my face and ruining my makeup, so I let out a few tears and that was the end of it. However, I still was anticipating a long day of mourning and feeling bitter.
Much to my pleasant surprise, the day did not go like I had feared. Since I am a teacher, I work with a lot of other moms. The women at work were very understanding to how hard it is to leave your baby for the first time. They knew I wasn't going to be skipping and whistling my way through the front doors. It was nice starting the day knowing that other women understood and supported me.
Once the kids arrived (I teach 5th/6th grade), the day just got better. It's hard to feel sad when you have 70 different students hugging you and smiling at you all day long (especially when one of them brought me a Welcome Back cake...she's getting an A). They were all so excited to see me again and to hear about the baby, that it made an excellent distraction from sitting around thinking about how I was scarring my baby for life (I know, I know...I'm not scarring her for life). Between catching up with the kids and my classroom looking like a tornado hit, I had plenty to do to keep myself occupied. Before I knew it, it was noon and time for lunch.
It's 7:35 pm now, and I admit I am exhausted. It was a mad rush coming home today between changing the baby, feeding the baby, unpacking the diaper bag, unpacking my school bag, taking out the dog, feeding the dog, getting the mail, changing into sweats, checking my 256 email accounts, and thinking about preparing dinner. The baby just went to sleep and now I have to start preparing for tomorrow.
Despite the busier schedule,it makes it a lot easier knowing that I can get through the work day, and it's not as bad as I thought. I have the best thing in the world to look forward to each day...spending a few quality hours with my daughter after work. That definitely beats what I used to do after work--flipping through the tv stations, mindlessly munching on a bag of Doritos. It also helps knowing that in two months and three days, the school year will be over and I'll be back at home with my Aubrey :)
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Too Cute Tuesday
How ADORABLE is Macy?! Looks like she came right out of Parents Magazine! Check out her mommy's blog at http://andbabyjasonmakes3.blogspot.com/ She wrote a HYSTERICAL post yesterday about one of Macy's "messier" incidents in her crib. You've got to read it.
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