10 things i’m looking forward to, and 10 things i’ll miss

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about my End of Mat Leave Crisis. I’d like to say that I’ve come to terms with all of it, but I haven’t. 10 days left at home with my babies. 10 days left until it all changes. We’ve driven past my work a couple times and my husband asks me how I’m doing, if I’m ready… I’m not, but I know it will be okay. Here’s a list of 10 things I’m looking forward to, and 10 things I’m going to miss.


  • Having a current top 40 song stuck in my head, instead of a Wiggles song (♫♪ Do the propeller…).
  • Being able to enjoy a full hot cup of coffee.
  • Going to the washroom without someone hanging off of me or screaming for me.
  • Having an answer to ‘What’s New?’ that doesn’t involve baby poop frequency or Backyardigan shenanigans.
  • Wearing work clothes – heels, skirts, even pantyhose…
  • Having a reason to buy stationary and office supplies. I’ve missed you Staples.
  • Being able to accomplish a task, any task, uninterrupted.
  • Dinner conversation where everyone talks about their day.
  • All the amazing things Bobby and Cordelia are going to learn.
  • Adult interaction and conversation.


  • Hanging out in our pajamas when we had a rough night.
  • Cuddling up in bed first thing in the morning for a while before we casually start our day.
  • Never missing a moment – Cordelia hasn’t walked on her own yet and I can’t help but worry that I’m going to miss her first step, and her first word.
  • Feeling like I am keeping them safe – I know they are both going to very controlled environments but I have always struggled with thinking in worst case scenarios and there’s just so much craziness out there.
  • The random cuddles and I love you’s throughout the day. There’s something special about your little guy coming and hugging your legs while you’re doing dishes.
  • Going to the park when no one else is there – It doesn’t happen so much now that school is out but in the spring we had it pretty much all to ourselves and it was fabulous.
  • Having lunch as a family every day.
  • Having time to cook real meals every night.
  • Afternoon naps.
  • But most of all…


33 thoughts on “10 things i’m looking forward to, and 10 things i’ll miss

  1. Oh, you will still get to do those things that you have on your miss list. (Trust me, having another song in your head that isn’t a kid song. Won’t happen)

  2. Ohmygoodness that first photo of Cordelia is precious! It looks like she just found out that she won an Academy Award!! Your pictures are so lovely. Fingers crossed that you get to see her speak her first word and walk her first step. Wishing you the best through all of your transitions in life!

  3. I know it’s hard! Mine were already well out of diapers when I decided to go back to school, and it was so tough, but your love for those cuties will overpower everything! Best of luck super mommy!!

  4. Aww. You’ll still get to do those things you love to do, you’ll just have to work harder to make time for them. Honestly when I went from working FT to working from home I really didn’t notice a shift in the amount of time I worked, I actually think I work now. But it was just more flexible time-of-day wise.

    1. Yeah I think it will actually be easier to work in the office because it’s dedicated time. I’ll still have work to do from home but hopefully it will all be after the kids go to bed.

  5. oh i dread this day, if it ever happens, where i leave him for a whole day with someone besides my husband or his nana.

    i totally feel for you girl. hope this goes smoothly and as painfree as possible.

    1. Thank you Bethani 🙂 I am grateful that the day provider Cordelia is going to full time and Bobby is going to part time is someone we are very comfortable with, she’s just amazing.

  6. I don’t have babies yet, but I understand your feelings. I become a housewife after the company I was employed closed, and I understand so vividly the living at home, but keep courage and go on. Your babies shall grow up nice and calm if they mom could have a satisfying worklife. Good luck.

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