Back to Work

Back to Work

(Back to Work)

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.)


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  1. 5th Oct 2015 / 1:23 pm

    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

    • Becster
      12th Oct 2015 / 9:22 pm

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

  2. 6th Oct 2015 / 6:03 pm

    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!

    • Becster
      12th Oct 2015 / 9:22 pm

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

      • 12th Oct 2015 / 10:52 pm

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

  3. 6th Oct 2015 / 7:27 pm

    Hugs x

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

    • Becster
      12th Oct 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you! Hugs is good! 🙂 x

  4. Bethan T
    9th Oct 2015 / 3:14 pm

    I hope your day goes well! xxx

    • Becster
      12th Oct 2015 / 9:13 pm

      Thanks – was pretty good! x

  5. 9th Oct 2015 / 9:17 pm

    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

    • Becster
      12th Oct 2015 / 9:13 pm

      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

  6. Lisa@intotheglade
    9th Oct 2015 / 10:52 pm

    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

    • Becster
      12th Oct 2015 / 9:11 pm

      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

  7. Lady Nym
    10th Oct 2015 / 10:22 am

    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.


    • Becster
      12th Oct 2015 / 9:09 pm

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

  8. MummyandMonkeys
    14th Oct 2015 / 7:49 pm

    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

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