Thank you so much for all the supportive comments on my previous post about starting to work again! I will answer all of them, and older comments but little by little… This is not going to be a one-way communication blog, I refuse that!
Working part time is going ok, even though I am very frustrated over the time it takes to get to and from work. It wouldn’t be quicker by car, far from it, and the metro is surprisingly punctual but it still takes me around 40 minutes one way. That is almost 1,5 h every day that I could spend with V instead.*
Also, as I am trying to squeeze in as much breastfeeding as possible, I breastfeed twice before going to the office (around 13) and then twice in the evening, it feels like I don’t have much time for anything else when I am at home. Except for necessary things like showering, dressing myself and V, eating, giving attention to V and tidying up a little… As you can see our home is quite messy – and then I am not showing you the “full picture” 😕
We have double sets of prams and car seats. V sits in this car seat** when I am in the kitchen preparing my breakfast / lunch and I move it to the bath room when having a shower. One of the prams needs to be taken to a charity shop…
V’s room, which is very small, is being used as our laundry drying room. Piles of clean laundry to be folded, dry laundry to be removed from the drying rack to leave space for the load in the machine… sigh.
Hm, what should I wear for work this afternoon? At least I made the bed but should really change the sheets. Oh, I can’t find matching bed sheets as we still haven’t unpacked all the vacuumed Space bags (due to a lack of… space!).
*) At least if we lived next to the office, where I don’t want to live anyway and then O would have a longer way to commute.
**) We also have a BabyBjörn baby sitter (“relax” in French!) that is in the living room… (it’s an open space really, the kitchen and living room)