Well I survived my first day back to work.  I woke up early so that I could spend time with Alex this morning, give him his morning milk and cereal… but he slept in!  So more time to drink my coffee and get dressed which was nice.   When I left the house, he was in the front window waving goodbye – that was so sweet – but heart breaking too!  Guess I better get used to it.  I was greeted at work with a lovely bouquet of welcome back flowers from my supervisor – Thanks David – and within 10 minutes I was already working on restoring the downed phone system.  Luckily I remembered all my passwords and the day went pretty smoothly.  I am extra lucky that we live so close to work, so I could go home for lunch.  When I arrived, Alex was feeding himself spaghetti… a real mess as I’m sure you can imagine – so I put on an apron and cleaned him up and had a good cuddle.  Then I read to him and put him down for a nap.   Alex seemed excited to see me after work – but not as excited as I was to see him! 

You really do cherish the minutes you do spend with your child even more  when you don’t get to see them all day.