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I'll be honest. I always wanted to be a stay at home mom, and I still do deep down. I struggled with my decision to go back to work daily for almost 2 years and I know I'll struggle with guilt in the future. Ultimately it was two things that made me go back: I have my "dream job" sitting in my lap that I would regret quitting plus we want to be able to afford to "keep the family farm" when the time comes, whenever that may be.
So after 8 days at work, I know it is a bit early to say this but, BEING AT WORK IS A HECK OF A LOT EASIER THAN BEING AT HOME! The transition has gone great and when I'm in my classroom it feels like I have only been gone over the summer. Getting Blaine up early is the worst; he is so sad and pathetic about the way he says "noooooooooooooo" and "beddddddddddddddd", not to mention the uncontrollable crying from awakening at 6:15 AM, but other than that the days have been going well! He's with family 2 days a week and with a sitter for 3.
Can't forget to mention our babysitter is some sort of miracle worker: I've been potty training Blaine for 2 years plus and still struggling with some things. However, after only 3 days there, he is what I consider 95% trained. He can even walk to the potty without being told to then pull down his pants AND undies now! [you may remember we were having issues with that]. My fears about him becoming "untrained" there were totally irrational!
Naps could be going better but ya can't have everything! ;)
Hopefully week three at work goes just as well!