OMG, is the first word that springs to mind after my first full week in a working office!
Not because of the work, but because I feel I’m no longer the ‘Supervisor’ of our house & the children…and that’s scary!
And this is just after one week!
For the last five years I’ve known everything about the operation of this house, from how much milk is in the fridge to how many clean pair of pants Little Mister has in his drawer. This week I’ve had to step back a bit from it and it feels very unnerving.
To be fair, this week has been most unusual. I probably won’t have a week like this again. This has been an induction week, so I’ve left early and came home a little late.
One evening this week I didn’t get to kiss the children goodnight and this made me feel really awful. I know it’s only one night but for half a decade I’ve been the one at home; the home foundation stone. So this is just not what either of us are used to.
I know I have to relinquish some of the Supervisor role & share it with Dadtired if we’re to survive me going back to work. But even taking a small step back has left me feeling unnerved at times!
At the weekend Little Mister surprised me when he adopted a new pet. Readers, please welcome Sniffles the Snail to the mummyshire household!
Little Mister has always been squeamish, and I don’t know where he gets it from *ahem!*
So when we adopted his snail from the garden and handed him to me I was totally flummoxed. Is this the same boy who tiptoes over worms with tears in his eyes and leg-it from a spiders?! A beautiful transformation from the boy … I hope!
Finally, OMG how lovely is it to have your dinners cooked, a tidy house and clothes ironed?! Ok, that’s a rhetorical question, it doesn’t need an answer. It’s wonderful and it’s been part of my reality this week.
My amazing mum has been staying with us to help with the back-to-work transition. She’s spoilt us rotten & I really don’t know what I’m going to do without her when she goes back home. OMG, my mum is just the best and we all love her!
It’s been one of those weeks. OMG! is the only way I can describe it!
Hope you’ve had a good one
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I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.