Today is my first day back at work in almost 4 weeks and I am having such mixed feelings about it. It is only 12:00 and I am already missing the kids with almost an ache in my heart. Yes, I am missing the chaos, the constant noise, the crying, the mess and the whining. (And the hugs, cuddles and kisses). On the other hand, is it really great to be in a quiet, climate controlled area. Just a pity you have to actually work...
Which brings me to the point - every year after the long summer holiday (when our nanny is also on holiday), I am once again reminded that I am a working mom, not only because of economic reasons but also because I chose it. I like my job and love my work most of the time but I also love my kids and would like to spend more time with them. A half day job would be perfect, but really unrealistic in my circumstances. So we continue, juggling motherhood and the job, and just doing the best we can.
Oh fountain of joy,
oh cup of delight,
without you my day would not be so bright...
Not really happy with this picture, but the best of the lot I took. Maybe I will re-visit the subject.
I have also published my first book review for 2010.