As recent posts would indicate, I went back to work earlier this month. A job opportunity fell in my lap and it seemed wise to take it, especially in this economy. There are lots of things I missed about not working, especially as it became harder to execute adventures between The Boy’s schedule and The Tot’s nap.
Although I miss spending quantity time with my children, going back to an office after 6 years at home/working evenings is a new adventure of sorts. I’m used to running into random friends on weekdays at the treasure store, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, the park, etc. Now I run into fellow working moms, our children in tow, at odd times and places, like Target at 7:30 on a Friday night. And there’s the new adventure of finding, hiring and, well, having a nanny, tossing about phrases like, “My nanny can pick The Girl up,” while arranging playdates with my SAHM friends. (The Tot and The Girl like Natty a lot [I can’t make myself use “The Nanny;” it’s too The Nanny Diaries for me and I’m sooo not Mrs. X]. The Boy is mostly in aftercare at Disney II.