Back to work

It’s been a week, now, and I’m still alive.

I went back to work on Tuesday and I have to say that it wasn’t half as bad as I feared. Good thing, too, because lots of my colleagues are off so it’s really really busy. I didn’t have much time to breath (only enough time to quickly delete some 450 emails) before I had to be back to full speed, which fortunately seemed to be relatively easy.

It’s nice to know that I can still use my brain, even though sometimes I still have trouble putting two words together. And since I know that Zak is taking extremely good care of our son, I’m not worried about him. I do miss being with him (with them), and I’m sure it will be worse when I’ll start hearing about all the cool things they will be doing together and about the next milestone he’ll reach without me. But it’s nice to come home to a little boy saying “Maman!” and running to see me and give me a big hug. And every time I think of him during my day at work, he brings a smile to my face. When I call home to talk to Zak, he wants to talk to me and when Zak takes the phone back, I can hear him ask “More!”, which is his favorite word (usually applied to fruits, but useful for so many other things).

So far maternity seems to help me be more zen about work and life in general. Even when I’m working on something crappy, I know that not too far away there is a huge smiley face waiting to greet me. It’s much, much more important! And our boy is doing really well, he hasn’t been grumpy without me, which makes it easier. He’s sleeping well, he’s nursing well when I am home and doing fine withouth the breast when I’m not. No, I could hardly have asked for a better situation since one of us does have to work… Well, we could do with a bit more money, but as they say, money doesn’t buy happiness, so we’ll just have to figure out a way to be happy with much less!

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