The time has come, and whilst I have known it would always arrive I have for some time been looking for the pause button to avoid it arriving too soon. Alas however the pause button was nowhere in sight and now the time has come for me to put my maternity leave behind me and return to work.
Although I have had around a year off, which I am very lucky to have had I know, it feels like the time has literally flown by and no matter how hard I have tried to prepare and convince myself, I can’t help but admit that I didn’t feel ready for it all to end . It’s not that I didn’t want to go back to work and it’s not that I am work shy, far from it! I just feel that the time has gone too quick and I haven’t done as much as I would have liked. When I was on maternity leave first time round with toddler girl I attended every group and class going, but this time round it has been harder with two and I feel like baby girl hasn’t had the one on one time with me that I would have liked.
HOWEVER having looked back at photo’s and blog posts recently I have realised that whilst I haven’t done a lot of one on one things with baby girl, we have had quite a fun filled and busy year off as a family!
We’ve also had many great days out at the seaside, country parks, houses and gardens and farms, during which we’ve fed ducks, swans, ponies, goats, sheep and lamas, taken boat and train rides and had umpteen picnics and lots of play park / soft play adventures.
We’ve attended craft and story sessions and even met Snow White, Cinderella, Iggle Piggle and Santa.
In addition to all this we’ve celebrated toddler girls birthday and well as birthdays of many friends and we’ve had great fun at rhyme time, baby sensory and toddler drama sessions, as well as going swimming.
The weather has been fantastic and we’ve spent a huge chunk of the year outside, we’ve been really lucky and looking back on the year we’ve had I guess we have managed to do an awful lot and have some really great times, but like I say all good things must come to an end and no I have I donned my work suit and head back to the daily grind, but with some fond memories of my year with my girlies.