Going Back to Work in T-Minus 10 Days

Friday, August 23, 2013

Oh yeahhhhhh. Did I forget to mention that I'm going back to work in t-minus 10 days? I am. And I'm doing the mad scramble.
How is it possible that I've been off on maternity leave for almost a year and a half and I still have a billion errands to run, five closets to clean out, house projects to finish (and blog about), photo sessions to edit, gardens to weed, a classroom to organize, lessons to plan, and thank you cards to write from Cooper's first birthday party back in April.
{I think I should just skip the thank you cards at this point. Doh.}
In between all of the items on my never-ending list I am trying to savour every spare minute of my mornings with my cute little monkey. Oh our mornings. I put away dishes, he pushes cheerios around on his tray like they are tiny cars. I eat toast with some kind of unhealthy topping. He runs over to sneak bites in between playing. I drink coffee. He tries to ride the dog. It's pretty much the best.

Which leads me to my fun news. Back in the spring, I applied for a half-time leave of absence for the full school year and it was approved. Even though I will miss my mornings with Coops, I will still be able to spend every glorious afternoon with him. Well, after his nap that is. ;)
Cooper will spend the mornings with his Grandma and I will get to pick him up every day at 12:30. I am so grateful.
So. If you were wondering if I fell off the face of the earth, I haven't. I'm just scrambling.
P.S. Look what Alex dug up the other day. A photo of yours truly. Now I know where Coops gets his giant forehead from. ;)


  1. I was wondering if you'd be going back to school this year. Congrats on the half-time leave and good luck with the scramble! I just found out on Wednesday that I'll be teaching a Grade 2/3 class as an LTO next year so I'm feeling the crunch, too. Luckily I have inherited the classroom of the most organized teacher ever. Enjoy what's left of the summer!

  2. I'm so jealous!! In the best possible way, of course. Half days with the kid will be fantastic. You'll get the best of everything - a reason to get up and get dressed and look nice, and a reason to rush home at noon. PERFECT!!

  3. So glad your half-time leave was approved - that's fantastic! Hope the transition goes well, although I totally relate to the scrambling...

  4. All the best with your transition - I don't work now (I homeschool) but I remember leaving work and rushing to pick up my (then) toddler and loving him being in my arms again. Now, he's in my arms whenever I want!!! :-)

  5. Tee hee, little you is so cute! And the Coopster is so handsome and like a real kid! How did that happen? Ugh, the summer went so fast, it sucks! I can not imagine having to go back to work after a year and a half:( But that's awesome that you got the half day thing approved...my sister-in-law is a teacher and she does this too...sounds like the perfect deal!! the mornings are one of my favorite times too. Good luck, you can do it!!!

  6. Yay, glad you get to go back on a half-time basis... that's great! Good luck running around getting ready. That Cooper sure is cute.

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