So. Tomorrow I am returning to work. I will no longer have the title of a Stay at Home Mum. Yes, I will still be able to do the morning drop off and pick my kiddies up from school but I will no longer be a Stay at Home Mum. And I can’t quite believe it. From I was young, that’s all I’ve ever wanted to be – a mummy, followed closely by a teacher, but first and foremost I wanted to be a mum. And a stay at home one at that. I do feel so emotional that little chapter is over now. The return to work has come a little sooner than I had imagined or hoped. But I know that this is right.
It’s the beginning of a new chapter for us ….. I’m excited, don’t get me wrong, it’s my dream job. When we moved here 5 and a half years ago I can remember telling Ben – “I’d love to work in that pre school one day” – and here I am, I start there tomorrow. The job is just perfect …. a gift from above. In a way I feel a little like I’m getting to have my cake AND eat it – I’ll be able to do the job that I love and also get to be home when my children are home.
But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t emotional. For so many reasons I am Mrs Teary Bake tonight. So I will go …. eat some Sensations, drink some diet coke and blub some more. This post is a bit (completely!) random and perhaps for my readers a little pointless. But I wanted to document this moment. I started this blog back in the days when I was home with 3 tinies under 3 years old, when I had no car and all we did was play, eat and change nappies all day, every day. Those days are over and news ones are beginning … and whilst I am all about embracing today and being excited about the adventure, tonight I’m being overly sentimental and nostalgic and that’s allowed 😉