Today is the day I turn in my “Stay at Home Mom” badge and become a working mom. I have loved being with the kids over the past 3 years but it’s time for me to go back to work. I feel ready, I’m excited, and I’m nervous.
So, while I will be playing it totally cool in front of my new co-workers, I thought I would type up a letter to explain my real thoughts.
Hi, I’m Sally and I’m pretty freakin’ nervous. Where did I work before this? Well for the past 3 years I have been a nurse, counselor, musician, event planner, teacher and cook…aka…a mom. So while I am leaving my demanding job at home, I know that adding a paying job (with a boss older than 3 years old) is going to be an interesting change.
I am standing here in front of you in my dress and heels but it sure wasn’t easy. My son woke me up with his fabulous rendition of’ Wheels on the Bus’ at 5:30am, which of course, woke up his sister. Instead of sneaking in a shower before they were awake, the one year old played peek-a-boo with the shower curtain and ended up getting soaked. And while the girls where “showering”, the three year old decided to “make it rain” with Legos all over the playroom. He is also refusing to wear pants.
As I was getting dressed, the baby wanted to be held, probably because she was adamant about eating my necklace. The boy, who is apparently training to be a professional wrestler, wrestled all the pillows off the bed. He won. My bed lost.
Luckily for these first few weeks of training, I’ll have a sitter staying here with the kids. Lord help me when school starts. (Maybe there is a class on how to get the family dressed, lunches made, and out the door to school on time?)
So, I’m excited to be here, meet everyone, and to work hard. However, as I’m sitting here taking notes, I’m hoping that the house isn’t on fire and that maybe, just maybe when I come home, my son is wearing pants.
The New Girl