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!!