It’s Friday, what’s not to be happy about?
This week marked the first week of ‘real life’, as I’m coining it. Maternity leave wasn’t real life. Panu on paternity leave wasn’t real life (that was awesome life, actually) and even after Panu went back to work, having a nanny all week wasn’t really real life. This week, Sam started his combination of nanny / childcare. This is what it will be for the foreseeable future, so this is for all intents and purposes, our real life for now.
It’s been great. I love Sam’s nanny. I also love his childcare centre. He loves his nanny. He’s not entirely sure about the childcare yet. But give him a couple of weeks and I’m sure he’ll get right into it.
Being a full time working mum is Damn Hard Work, and especially in my role where I work evenings. My weekdays start at 6am (6.30am if I’m lucky) and it’s non-stop morning mummy duties and then work, and then evening mummy duties and then work until about 11pm most nights. I feel like I have no time to myself until the weekend, which I loooooong for all week and usually it’s gone in the blink of an eye.
But! It’s the weekend now! So cherish every moment you get to spend with your favourite people, big or small, furry or not. I know I will.