Last week I had my first keep in touch day at work and it felt great.
I hadn’t been in to work for four months (well, to work anyway, I’d been in to show Georgia off!) so I wasn’t quite sure how I’d feel about leaving Georgia, or whether I’d remember how I do my job.
I went back to meet some new team members as my team has grown since I’ve left, as well as to train some of them up on software we use for email marketing. Exciting stuff I assure you!
As well as being a bit nervous about going back to a shiny new team who had already had some time to bond, I was also a bit nervous about the prospect of leaving Georgia for the whole day. Not because I was worried about her care as she was left with daddy, but because I’d never left her for a whole day before. A couple of hours for dinner on my birthday, but that’s hardly comparable to leaving her from 9-5.30.
Turns out, as with many things, I needn’t have worried. She had a great day with daddy and even saw her Grandma and Granddad for the day, so she wasn’t short on cuddles.
When I arrived home, she even gave me some gorgeous gummy smiles to welcome me back home and some giggles when we had a tickle fight. It was lovely to see life from daddy’s perspective as to what it’s like to come home to me and Georgia!
Workin’ 9-5, what a way to make a living
I really didn’t have much time to worry, or to miss Georgia while I was at work as I was kept busy. I also knew that if anything was wrong, that daddy would phone me, so no phone call meant everything was okay.
Although I had a fairly easy day at work with training and team building, I was SO tired when I got home! I had a great day and enjoyed meeting my new team, but it felt like that first day at work when you’re brain starts to go numb from the amount of input.
Parenting may be hard, but it doesn’t use up a lot of my noggin, so having to think and make actual conversations that don’t involve rowing a boat gently down a shore or announcing when we’re going to change a bum bum is certainly a different pace.
Luckily daddy helped when I got home to carry on looking after Georgia so that I could relax for a little bit.
Overall, I loved my first keep in touch day. Granted, it was a fun day, but it has whet my appetite for going back to work…. as long as Georgia is happy too!!