Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Robby at Work

Yesterday, I registered for daycare.  While many people have said how lucky I am to be working part-time from home with him, I feel like he ends up neglected, and I am more stressed out because my 4 hours of work end up taking 10.  The whole time I'm working, I feel guilty that I'm not interacting with him, and the whole time I'm interacting with him, I feel guilty I'm not working.  I need some compartmentalization.  So, it looks like I'll be in the office 3 days a week.  Anyway.  Here are shots of his normal day.

Even at this second, I am working to break this, but during the day, 99% of his naps occur in his swing:

Woo hoo!  Mom's talking to me!!!

Learning to self-soothe since mom's too distracted.  Hands are wonderful things: 

Even the dog feels neglected.  This is shot from my desk chair.

Eye-ing the wall of diplomas.  "This is what you studied for, Mom?"

Bring on the next round of mommy guilt!


  1. It is SO hard to balance work and the kids when at home. But you have to do what works for you. NO guilt! Although I know that's nearly impossible to escape too. LOL

  2. Oh I am so with you my friend. Daycare is a whole new thing of guilt, but try thinking about it positively. I drop P off every morning and think about how much more balance I am as a human being (because I'm very career oriented, so it's not for everyone) and that a happy mommy makes a happy baby. Then again, I cry on yeah.

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  4. So I have to ask. How many hours per week were you trying to work from home? I'm considering a similar set-up, working about 10 hours per week. I have no idea, though, whether I'll be able to handle it. Advice appreciated!