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Today is my first day back at work after my second bout of maternity leave. I’m not looking forward to going back this time around. Well actually not that I’m not looking forward to going back, it’s more that I’m not looking forward to leaving my girls. I know they’re going to be fine because Dadi is looking after them for the next 6 months… but this time I know I won’t ever get this sort of time off with them again.

Last time around I knew I’d get maternity leave again as we had always planned on having two babies. This time there won’t be another and I’m going back to work full time, permanently until the day I die…. and that makes me sad. Sad because I won’t be able to sit on the sofa having sleepy cuddles with my baby. Sad because I won’t be watching Thomas The Tank Engine with my toddler. Sad because I’ll be in an office without them.

What is also making me sad is the fact that I’ve had time off with my baby and toddler but I won’t have time off when MissMostyn is a toddler – so I’m going to miss all that fun.

I’ve been looking back and I’m not sure if I can say that I made the most of my time at home with them. And that’s the saddest thing at all.

(Clearly I’m not writing this at 7am but actually wrote this last night before bed.)

A Cornish Mum

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  • Reply Sian @ Cakey Dreamer

    I hope your first day back at work goes well! You’ll still have plenty of fun with them and I’m sure you’ll make the most of your days off to spend with them, so don’t forget that! 🙂

    Sian xx Cakey Dreamer

    October 5, 2015 at 1:23 pm
    • Reply Becster

      It did go well and I’m appreciating bath time and evening meals so much more! x

      October 12, 2015 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Holly Hollyson

    I could only imagine how this would feel 🙁 I hope your first day back goes quickly and that the weekend comes round soon for you!

    October 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm
    • Reply Becster

      Thankfully I only had a 4 day week so the weekend came round even quicker! Yay!!

      October 12, 2015 at 9:22 pm
      • Reply Holly Hollyson

        🙂 small pleasures! I am about to have a four day weekend too, which is happy!

        October 12, 2015 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Anca

    Hugs x

    (sorry I can’t add more, I don’t have kids, so I don’t know what you are going through)

    October 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm
    • Reply Becster

      Thank you! Hugs is good! 🙂 x

      October 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Bethan T

    I hope your day goes well! xxx

    October 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm
    • Reply Becster

      Thanks – was pretty good! x

      October 12, 2015 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply A Cornish Mum

    Oh sweetheart, I hope your first few days went okay? I’s never easy leaving them, I ended up not going back after I’d had Harley mostly because the childcare would have wiped my wages out anyway for two of them, but leaving Fin the first time was awful…but I appreciated him all the more after time away and it seemed like he felt the same.
    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
    Stevie x

    October 9, 2015 at 9:17 pm
    • Reply Becster

      It went well thanks! I appreciate evening bath times a hell of a lot more now! The time apart makes me miss them so much but coming home from work is so much better because I get the most gorgeous smiles and cuddles now! x

      October 12, 2015 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Lisa@intotheglade

    Oh lovely you never what us around the corner, never say never! I hope it went ok. Don’t beat yourself up about the time you have had off, you needed to recover. Have done the lottery this week? Well you simply never know. Lots of love xx

    October 9, 2015 at 10:52 pm
    • Reply Becster

      Haha no not done the lottery – we don’t do it other than a syndicate at work. It’s not too bad being back… I get the most gorgeous smiles when I get home! x

      October 12, 2015 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Lady Nym

    Aw, it must be really hard. Just think about holidays. And once they’re at school you wouldn’t be spending that much time with them, anyway. Hope it hasn’t been too bad.


    October 10, 2015 at 10:22 am
    • Reply Becster

      It hasn’t been too bad – the thought of going back was worse than actually going back. Looking forward to the weekends now!

      October 12, 2015 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply MummyandMonkeys

    I’ve found going back to work hard and have also thought that I didn’t make the most of my time. I would like to say it gets easier and it is very slowly although I would still rather be a sahm. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

    October 14, 2015 at 7:49 pm
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