Tomorrow is the day – I am trading in my flip flops for high heels. I am trading in diapers and melt downs for water cooler chats and mostly well behaved adults
The twins are 3 months away from turning 3 years old, and I am returning to work. I have a mixture of emotions but mostly I feel gratitude for the time I have had at home watching my tiny infants grow into little independent toddlers.
I am nervous that I will want to sound intelligent and all that work lingo and jargon I used to possess has now been replaced by my knowledge of butt cream, time outs and healthy snack choices!
But on the other hand I am super excited about getting the chance to use my counseling degree, and spend some times using the other part of my brain. I feel I am definitely ready to step out in to the work force and be great at it again.
It’s hard thinking about leaving my kids to go to work. Don’t get me wrong with twins, survival depended on me having lots of help from family, friends, nannies and sitters. I am glad my time at work will give daddy extra bonding time with the boys. It just seems like it is a step into a new phase, and it highlights the fact that my babies are growing up.
I take my hat off to the moms that have to go straight back to work after their maternity leave, when the pull may (or may not) have been strong to stay at home with your children. I am sure it couldn’t have been easy. I think it makes it easier if you feel your support system is amazing.
So off I go to work.
I won’t worry if my co-workers are eating healthy snacks, I will try not to put my co-workers into time out, and I will definitely try not to ask them if they are ready to use the potty!!
Wish me luck