Being Brickner : Two Weeks Down

Friday, September 12, 2014

Two Weeks Down

Happiest Friday, friends!  Another school week in the books & I can't wait for a couple of days to do nothing but be with my two favorites. :)  Now that we have the official start to this year behind us, I thought I would document how the transition back to reality is going so far.  I had been pretty nervous about how well Waverly (& I) would react to me being back at school for a while now.  Now that she is a little older, plus way more aware, I had been hoping for the best, but preparing myself for the worst.

 The first week back was pretty rough for all of us.  I was sad when on day one Waverly was still sleeping when I left, until I realized a couple days later that it was probably easier than the rest of the week when she held my legs & cried while I walked out the door.  It's almost like we are at a weird age with this sort of thing, she is now old enough to understand that I leave, but not yet able to really understand why I do.  As for me, it's definitely taking time to get used to the incredible amount of packing & preparing that's required for this whole thing.  So far I have left my lunch at home, wallet in the diaper bag (at home), forgot to charge my phone on several occasions, & then the kicker, left the lights on in my car one morning so I came out (so excited to drive to reunite with Waverly), to a dead battery.  Oh, & then there was that time last week I somehow forgot to lay out Waverly's clothes the night before, (I have NEVER done that), so I got three missed calls from my husband with a text "I'm supposed to freestyle this one?".  He obviously knew the importance of that task & how nervous I would be about it.

 On the plus side, the days have only gotten easier.  We are settling into our new routine, we have a new tradition of Waverly & Joe sitting on the front porch waving "bye" to me each morning that totally beats the days I had to drive away with her in tears.  Waverly has adjusted to being back with the babysitter with no issues at all, she really loves her & so do we, which makes it so much easier on everyone.  I look forward everyday to reuniting with her, hearing all about her day, & seeing what she learned while I was gone.  We are also loving being back in her kids gym class, we go to a class on Tuesdays that starts 25 minutes after my work day is done.  It's a total rush to get there, but so far we have made it.  It's so crazy to be on my computer putting grades in one minute, & then on my knees doing the hokey-pokey, feeding goldfish to my little lady the next.  It's at those moments that I know I'm doing right thing, that I can do it, & we will make it through!  It's never going to be easy leaving her, but ultimately it's the best thing for our family right now & one day, I know Waverly will really understand why I had to leave her again after each summer.

AND because no post is complete without my girl, we are busy getting ready for fall fashions our way, yet currently, it's hot as ever.  A few more days seeing her with those little shorts & belly out is never a bad thing. :)


I am so thankful for all of your support of this blog, your positive comments & ability to relate really have made me a better mom!  I wish you the happiest weekend!!
XOXO

20 comments:

  1. Transitions are never easy! I'm glad it is getting better. How did the freestyle outfit go, or did you get back in touch for over the phone fashion?

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  2. Haha, freestyle this one? Sounds like Chad!!! I'm so glad she can sit on the porch and wave - that must be the sweetest site. :) Have a fun weekend!! xo

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  3. You're doing a great job, Mama. One day, Waverly is going to have so much respect for all the hard work you put in for her to give her the best life possible! Also, I love that your husband respects the importance of fashion and is hesitant to mess it up by choosing an outfit on his own, lol! Too funny:)

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  4. You are super mom!! I'm so glad the goodbyes are getting easier as time goes on! Enjoy your weekend with your loves :)

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  5. Aww. So sweet. I bet it is beyond bittersweet. Hope it gets easier and easier.

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  6. aww transitions are never easy! I am glad that you are adjusting now! I am laughing out loud at the fact that hubs had to "freestyle" her outfit one day! !! My husband dresses Scarlett in the funniest outfits!!!

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  7. So glad the transition is starting to get a little easier. We've all been there at the beginning where nothing is going the right way! You're doing a wonderful job juggling mama life and work life. I admire you!

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  8. I can sooooo relate to this post! Lucky for us, our jobs allow us to work, yet pretend to be SAHMs every winter, spring, and summer break! And your kiddos at school are so lucky to have you as a teacher! Keep on rockin, Mama, and happy weekend!

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  9. Glad you're getting into the routine...Hubby has his standard go-to outfits for Elyse when I'm not able to pick out her clothes. Being color blind doesn't help him much!

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  10. I wish I had your strength! I am a stay at home mama, and I have days where I feel so ready to go back to school and start my career. But I'm the one with the separation anxiety, not my daughter. I hope someday soon I can get the strength to let go - just a little - and do my thing. And Waverley looks beautiful, as always! xxo

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    1. You are way too sweet, thank you!!!! When the time is right, you will, I just know it! Have a great weekend! XO

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  11. Outfit is so adorable and while I am and SAHM and can't relate to your feelings and battle of emotions, I do admire how you 'put it out there' and despite the struggle you are doing whats best for you and your family. She will grow up to be a wonderful young lady because her mommy loved her... not because she stayed home or because she worked... but because she was loved to the moon and back.

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  12. That is seriously the cutest outfit!! So glad you are figurin out a routine for you guys. I know first hand what a tease summer break is for teacher parents! You rock!!!

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  13. Glad it's going OK! I lay the girls' outfits out each morning too---my husband puts them in pjs otherwise!!! lol

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  14. While I've been at work the whole summer, we too had a new transition come the beginning of school. Mason started preschool. It's been an interesting transition... day one and two he ran off to the train table and didn't even say bye. My heart broke a little. Then day three and on, he cries for me not to leave. My little heart broke again. But things will get better. And as sad I am to leave him in the morning and am upset that he is upset, his teachers say he does great and doesn't cry the rest of the day. So that's a win in my book :) You are the best mama! xo

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  15. I can totally relate to this!! Summers off are the best, but also the biggest tease ;) xoxoxo

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  16. "Free style," oh my gosh, hilarious!!
    So glad to hear you are all transitioning well, and that Waverly gets to wave bye to her momma each morning.

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  17. New schedules and getting back into a routine can be so tough! Glad you guys are starting to settle back into your routine. Waverly is such a doll!

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