How many days until summer break?

It’s always been a little tough coming back to work after a break, but being a mom makes it so much harder!  I had such a wonderful time with my little guy this past week.  We got to venture downtown for lunch with papa, he got his first haircut, we spent time with grandma and grandpa, and he was even in the online newspaper!  My favorite part of all and what I’ll miss the most while at work is the cuddle time.

Coming back to work this morning got me thinking.  Would I be happy as a stay-at-home-mom?  I can think of SO many positives: I wouldn’t miss a thing!  I would be able to capture all of his milestones, smiles, tears, and laughs.  I could take naps with him instead of sitting here with dark circles under my eyes! We could go on daily adventures and make countless memories.  I could even pursue my passions of writing and photography instead of often putting them on the back burner.

With all the positives, I still have questions.  Would I get bored?  Would I miss teaching my students (who I love dearly)?

Being a stay-at-home-mom might not be in my nearest future, but some day perhaps. For now, I am so very thankful to have an amazing friend as Jackson’s caretaker.  I’m okay with the possibility of her seeing Jackson crawl before me and the fact that she gets to give him snuggles after nap time and that she gets to see him smile all day while I’m at work.  It’s a peace of mind and a blessing to have Jackson with her each day.  I will certainly be at work missing him every second and looking forward to picking him up in the afternoon.  Seeing him makes the end of the day so much brighter!  And just think…summer is right around the corner!!!!


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