Well, I am even more tired today than I was yesterday, B is mad that we didn’t pack him any toys in his book-bag, and Mikey is completely pissed off at us for leaving him in a strange place for 8 hours. BUT, despite all that, it was a good first day back to work. For those of you who don’t know, I accepted a position with a bank downtown as a Commercial Loan Assistant. Although I’ve worked in banking in the past, this is a completely unfamiliar department of the bank to me. I really think I am going to enjoy it. This bank has grown so much recently and really has a lot to offer its employees. I like bank hours (M-F 9-5) and the fact that we get all the “Bank-freebee” holidays off. I will keep everyone posted, but so far so good. I do have to say, that my brain is on sensory overload. Its overwhelming having to learn something from scratch. If anyone is thinking about taking a year off work, knowing they will eventually go back- DON’T (take a year off that is). It is really tough to go back once you’ve re-developed your life and schedule around being home. I missed the boys so much today. I missed Braeden more leaving him for one day at camp, then I do when he is gone for 2 weeks to Florida. Apparently the kids are allowed to pack some of there own toys to play with during the day (new to me, usually its prohibited). Naturally since I didn’t know, I didn’t pack any for Braeden. Mike went by on his lunch break to see the boys and Braeden started crying when Mike asked how his day was going. He said, “All Mommy packed me was my bathing suit, a towel, a change of clothes and some bug spray and sunscreen.” It broke my heart when Mike told me. I could just picture the teacher saying, “OK kids, go get your toys and have some play time” and Braeden happily running to his bag only to be disappointed when he realized there was nothing to “play” with in there. We’ve stocked his bag for tomorrow. Now we get to Mikey…..if the fact that he screamed for the first 3 hours we were home if we even thought about putting him down is an indication of how he feels about daycare, we are in trouble. The teachers said he did OK, but fussed quite a bit. At one point during the day they could not make him stop crying and had to “trick” him into thinking he was being held by swaddling him up and laying him in his crib. Speaking of Mikey fussing, Braeden was so funny the other day. Mikey was on the floor fussing (I was trying to get him prepared for daycare by not picking him up as soon as he started crying). Braeden said very authoritatively, “Mikey, Mommy is on the computer, Daddy is at work and I can’t hold you, so you are just gonna have to fuss!” I just laughed. I can’t help but love Mikey just the way he is (fussiness, neediness and all) because he is SO DIFFERENT than Braeden was (and I loved HIM just the way he was). They are two different kids (even-though we thought they were so similar in the beginning). I love to see the difference and experience something new. Even if it makes me want to pull my hair out at times.
So, that was day one. Mike is wanting me to come spend time with him (we are lacking that lately) so I better go be a good wife. I will keep you updated as the week progresses and we get into a more stable routine.
Here’s a picture of Mikey. The look on his face expresses the way he felt all day!