When we first started talking about having a baby, my husband was still in school working on a master’s certificate. We knew that if we wanted a baby any time soon, I’d be the one going back to work while he either stayed at home or we hired a nanny.
So when Wolf was born, I soaked in every millisecond of my maternity leave. I hugged and kissed him and played with him every chance I got. I wasn’t looking forward to the day that I had to go back to work but I know it was how our life had to be right now. Of course I knew I’d miss Wolf but the thought never really occurred to me how much more I’d cherish my weekends.
From the second Wolf’s eyes focused on my face, I was deeply in love. His little face was impossibly cute and my whole world was changed in that second. Then after Wolf was born, I floated in baby land for 3 months before heading back to work. And of course, upon my return to work I fell back into the routine of living for the weekend, except now my weekends are like vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookies crumbled on top. And who doesn’t want that, like, right now?! Now that Wolf is developing more skills and personality, I want to be with him and play with him all the time, and I just can’t wait for the weekend.
What about you? Are you a working mom? How do you feel about your weekends?