Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Five - what I love about being back at work

I'll start this "I love my job" post by saying that I think my job would be even better if I could just have my Peanut there with me.  But I can't.  So I have to deal.  And it's not easy.  And it's not fun (most days), but I still love it.  Although not as much as I love my Peanut...I'm a little random today.

Anyways, here's 5 things that I do love about being back at work.





1.  I can have coffee and breakfast during coffee and breakfast time. Plus, most days my coffee is actually hot when I'm drinking it.  Yup, I know you're jealous.


Peanut - 2 weeks


2.  I can go to the little ladies room without holding on to a kid. Have you ever had to pee when holding a baby?  It takes skills that I've yet to master.


3.  I get to wear real clothes and high heels again. Don't get me wrong, I love my PJ's as much as the next new mom, but there's something that makes you feel like a person again when you actually get dressed in the morning.  And do your hair.  And put on make up.  And pick out nice heels.  I missed you, heels.  Please don't ever leave me again.


4.  I'm very important.  Ok, ok I'm not very important, but I'm kinda important.  And people listen to me.  And those people aren't drooling.  It's a little cool.  Although other times I miss the drooling.




5.  There's a balance to my life.  I loved being home with Peanut.  But I also love the office environment and interactions.  It brings perspective into my life.  I am more attentive to Peanut when I have her now and get excited for every single second (ok, I was just as excited before).  And at work I am more easy going because it's no longer my life.  It's just a balanced part of my life.


Now if I could only figure out how to juggle this new balance in my life...

9 comments:

  1. Once when Brendan was about 6 months old I had to take him to the doctor for an ear infection. I (mistakenly) thought we wouldn't be waiting forever so I carried him instead of bringing in the car seat. I ended up having to go to the bathroom...and I had to hold a 6-month-old baby while I did it. It was quite a feat.

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  2. I love hearing your perspectives on working and mommy-ing! I think it's really tough for women to achieve the perfect balance and it sounds like you have an arrangement that works really well for you!

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  3. I'm glad you are happy to be back at work. I'm sure it was very stressful the first day.

    You know #3 works even if you don't have kids. On the weekends I've found if I get dressed in jeans and put on my running shoes then fix my hair and put makeup on I accomplish more things in the day rather than just staying in my PJ's. If I'm in my PJ's I have a habit on sitting down on the couch and putting my feet up to watch TV. But if I have my running shoes on I don't sit down since I never put my shoes on the furniture. Plus jeans aren't that comfortable to lounge around in. Weird how that getting dressed plays with your mind.

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  4. Yay! So glad you are enjoying work. You WILL find a good balance. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend with your sweet little girl!

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  5. I love this post, and I'm so, so, so happy that you are enjoying being back at work again!

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  6. I had a great idea, but I don't have time to pull together an entry :( I'll save it for next week!

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  7. I've never seen somebody actually admit to having to pee while holding a kid! One more reason to love your blog even more =) I, sadly, completely understand #2. And it takes MASSIVE skills...skills that just don't come natural. I've had to experience the "baby sits on my knees while I pee" twice, both times we were out shopping and Brad wasn't with me. Because she doesn't sit in her carseat anymore I had nothing to let her sit on...except my knees. So completely awkward!

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  8. I had a great idea, but I don't have time to pull together an entry :( I'll save it for next week!

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  9. Once when Brendan was about 6 months old I had to take him to the doctor for an ear infection. I (mistakenly) thought we wouldn't be waiting forever so I carried him instead of bringing in the car seat. I ended up having to go to the bathroom...and I had to hold a 6-month-old baby while I did it. It was quite a feat.

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