When I didn’t have kids I feel that time flies past very quickly. Now that I’m a mother of two, I feel that time zoom past. Everyday you feel that there is not enough time to do all the things you want.
It seems like I just blog about how I want to spend my maternity leave not so long ago. And now I’m blogging about the end of my maternity leave. I will be back to work next Monday. That is very fast. But I’m glad I manage to do most of the things I set out to do at the beginning of my maternity leave. I guess I that’s because all the goals are quite achievable, and wouldn’t really take up much of my time. Plus Loi behaves well most of the time.
Thinking back, I really enjoyed the break I had for this maternity leave. Although in the initial confinement period I have some disagreement with my mum, but I must say I really enjoy the time I spent with her and seeing my parents look after Loi. And subsequently when I’m back home and Zai officially went to school, I really had more “me” time. That was why I was able to finish what I set out to do. Besides I also get to spend more times with the kids.
What will I miss when I’m back to work? Well I guess firstly is the time I have with the kids. The afternoons with Loi where I will talk and sing to her. The mornings with Zai before he goes to school. I will spend some time in bed with him, bring him to brush his teeth and change him for school. When I start work, I will be leaving house when he wakes up. I will also miss the evening time. By the time I reach home, Zai will also be just arriving home. However, I will need to express breast milk to clear the supply. Plus all the showering and dinner, I probably won’t be able to play with him until its close to his bed time. What about Loi? Will I have time for her? I guess I really have to leave my office on the dot and hopefully manage to catch an earlier bus to reach home earlier.
I will also miss the extra hour of sleep I will have. Again I would like to express one more time before I leave for work. To clear the remaining supply and also to ensure that Loi have enough milk. I think I wasn’t hardworking enough when I had Zai, as a result I have to supplement him with formula. I hope I don’t have to do it for Loi. But I shall see, if it is too tiring, I probably will have to cut down on the number of pumps.
And of course, the me time that I enjoy now. Throughout the leave, I hardly took afternoon nap, except during my confinement. I just don’t want to develop the habit of sleeping in the afternoon, cause I will have a hard time when I go back to work (I’m not sure if this is good or bad, cause I could be accumulating the tiredness). So normally I have sometime for myself in the evening when Loi naps. I will spend the time surfing the net, arranging my photos and doing things I enjoy.
Some of my friends ask me why I go back to work so early. Why not wait till after CNY. I told them I kinda do it on purpose. Because during this period everybody will be in a festive mood. So there will be less stressing work. So it will be easier for me to transit back. Besides, after one week it will be another long weekend holidays. Transition will be make even easier. 😛