Sunday, 14 October 2012
Where have we been?
We are still in France and I have [reluctantly] returned to work in Paris. Going back to work after any amount of maternity leave is difficult and I put off thinking about it so much that when it actually happened it kind of took me by surprise a bit.
I had big plans for working flexibly, part time, reduced hours or somewhere in between but when it came down to it the only acceptable solution for my employer was for me to go back to exactly what I was doing before I went on leave a year ago. That basically translates to me leaving before the boys are awake and returning when they are ready for bed.
I have found it hard to say the least and of course the children have found it difficult to adjust. Everything was so perfect when we were all together every day but alas the magic food fairy does not deliver to our neck of the woods without being paid so unless a lottery win is around the corner this is our life for the immediate future.
But it is hard and it's easy to dwell on the negatives but I've reached a point now where I have decided to change my mental model, focus on the positives and continue to tell the world about what we get up to as a family.
And the children? Well they are of course still getting more and more adorable every day, adjusting to life without a full time mama but embracing life with a full time papa instead - I know, I know, it's really not that bad is it?
More details to come....