Transitioning from working mom to stay-at-home mom is awesome! You get to enjoy your little one(s) so much more than you did before. You see the firsts, the smiles, the laughs, all of it. Of course, you also get to enjoy the tantrums, screamfests, and poopsplosions. But, it's all worth it! I love being home with my girls all day.
You know what is the total opposite of awesome?
Transitioning back into the working world after staying home with your babies for 11 months. Worst.thing.ever. For me, at least. I hate not being in control of what my girls are eating, playing with, doing, experiencing. I know these periods are temporary, but while you're in them, they are HARD. No one ever told me how bad this would be. Sure, I went back to work after 6 weeks home with Olivia, but 11 months is quite a bit longer.
And honestly, I still hold some resentment at things that have happened to us recently. I was not supposed to go back to work right now. We had a plan in place, and once that was taken out from under us, I had no choice. But, no one ever said life was a cakewalk. You just gotta roll with the punches. Little by little, I know it will get easier; it has to, right?
The plus side to my work situation? This full-time schedule will be over quickly! Before long, I'll transition to working a split shift at home, which is an amazing thing! A few hours of work in the morning, afternoons with my girls, then working a little more during the evenings. I just wish I could fast-forward to then. :)
I know I'm not alone in the SAHM to working mom transition! How did you handle it? What made it easier for you?