As many of you know, I finally went back to work. After 9 weeks off, I have to admit I was a bit nervous. I questioned how I would be able to balance my work load of teaching 6th graders with being the best mom and wife I could be. My job is already stressful enough and I decided to add another kiddo to the mix?! Was I crazy?
Fortunately, the second I stepped back in the classroom I knew I had made the right decision. Working was exactly where I should be. Do I miss my little guys? Absolutely. Was it hard leaving? Of course. Do I regret it? Not in the slightest.
I’ve said this over and over again. I would be the worst stay at home mom. I need something of my own.
Even though going back to work has been a good thing, I will say life is crazy. The house is a bit (or a lot) messier, our dinners are a bit more thrown together, and my sanity feels like it’s slipping more and more each day.
Since I’m still breastfeeding Collin, I have to pump in the morning and during my lunch break. So, I’m left with 10 minutes to eat before picking my students up from recess. Just writing this, I get stressed out!
But as I remind myself over and over, this is only a phase. The craziness won’t last forever. And honestly, even with the ‘I haven’t showered in 2 days, bags under my eyes, and puke on my shirt look’, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Coming home to my beautiful boys and wonderful husband after a hard days work makes it 100% worth it.