This past week, I re-entered the work force in full steam. After tomorrow I will have worked 56 hours- not including travel time- and I am emotionally and physically drained. After spending the majority of the past 2 years as a stay at home mom (I say this lightly as I also just graduated with a BA and held a part time, 2 night a week job, so I wasn't home every waking hour ), I am absolutely devastated this week and feel like I've completely neglected my sweet baby.
Now, her daddy has been home with her in the mornings and various family members have watched her for 3-4 hours while Iwe were both at work, but today she spent her very first full 7 hour day at daycare. Since she was 5 months old she had a one-4-hour-day per week at daycare, so this is a HUGE step for me, especially where she'll be spending 2 or 3 of these full days at daycare.. I cried the entire way from my work to her daycare today- almost 40 minutes worth of crying.
I don't know if I can do this. I am very passionate about the work that I do, being an Ed Tech at an academy inside a psychiatric hospital, but my daughter doesn't call for me anymore, she wants her dad. She doesn't get excited to see me, she just wants to play alone. This is NOT her. She is MY girl, we do everything, go everywhere together.
How do you working moms do it? Does is get ANY easier?
Answer by Kimimale at 9:22 PM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by kyiahsmommy at 9:24 PM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by Candi1024 at 9:29 PM on Jan. 7, 2011