Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Back to work....

Have been missing in action for a while......and I am guilty......whenever I have a few minutes to my self..... I can see my computer beckoning me....but the temptation to curl up and go to sleep is just too much to handle...... so sorry my dearest blog..... I will write..but not as often as I used to....
One of the main reasons for being irregular is coz now I am back to work.... yes I joined work yesterday....It's been two whole days and AM LOVIN IT!!!!!
I have been dying to go back to work ...for my own sanity and have written about it a few times as well... now that I am back at work..... I have no regrets...
The past few weeks have been quite crazy coz I had to prepare my household and my sweet son for those few hours that I wouldn't be home for...
Actually for the past few months I have been slipping out by myself.... for a coffee ...to meet a few friends....to a book shop.... out shopping ....something.... or the other.... I would be gone for a few hours and would be back in time for Joy's meals.... he would either sleep or be playing with his toys ...or supervising the household chores.. which he loves... LOL!!!!
I needed those few hours to myself....then....to be in a pleasant mood for the rest of the day..... Now that am back at work....it is tiring .. but am happy....
I have set a routine for Joy ...I firmly believe that kids thrive in a routine... and with Joy atleast it has worked out very well....
The husband and I have from day 1 been quite firm about what time he should sleep and he should eat his meals...his bath time ..his park time.....his play time..... every thing....and so much so .. that initially if we extended any particular scheduled activity... Joy would get cranky and be difficult to handle...
As he is growing up some of the timing we maintained have gotten extended ...but those are only natural and a part of his growth process ....but by and large he still sticks to routine....
Anyways... I had set a routine for Joy and we had been following it for the past few weeks to see how it would work out .....
The past two days with me at work haven't been a problem so far....am keeping my fingers crossed.XXXXXXX
However, I have to be thankful for the fabulous help I have...
I crib about them from time to time...hell even I am human.... but well.. if it wasn't for them.. I may not have gone back to work....
Joy wakes us up as usual at 5 am.... but now both the husband and I wake up and spend time with him.... after his diaper is changed .... he is now welcomed back into our bed to play and snuggle with us .. unlike earlier where he was sent off with the maid.....
The at around 7.15 am... I slip out while ..he is being fed his breakfast...... After his meal he spends time with his Baba.... and sees him off.at 8.30 am.. like he used to ...do with me...
The maid then makes him go to sleep.... for his morning nap..Joy sleeps at this time for about an hour and a half.... after which he is given his bath.....and then fed his mid morning snack.... which he loves and looks forward to...
My cook cum cleaner comes around this time...and keeps an eye on him while he does his work...and then is around for an hour.....
Joy then plays with the maid and does his dushtumi... all over the house....
At around 12 noon.... he is fed his lunch...after which the cook comes back to play with Joy ( also to give my maid a break)...till he falls asleep..for his afternoon nap.... this is also usually for an hour and a half.. and sometimes if we are lucky.....it stretches for two hours as well....
By this time its almost 2.30pm...... Even if he does wake up and play for a while.... or is fed a small snack of a biscuit .. at this time.... before he knows it I am home.... I get back around 3.30 pm.... and then after resting a while... I play with him and take him to the park around6 pm.....
The husband usually picks us up from the park or my mothers house.. where we go and pay my grandmother a visit every evening.....
I am enjoying my work... the change in my life....
as my sweet mother-in-law smsed me this morning.....
"All the best for the new job..... you are now starting a new and doing two of the most important things that women do best....teach...and the other is being a MOM.....You will be good at it like you are good at being a mother..."....Amen to that!!!!!

8 comments:

the mad momma said...

sigh..for such a mother-in-law

Asha said...

All the best for your new routine.. Have fun!

~nm said...

Its good to know that you are enjoying your work and that Joy has adjusted well too! However, I envy you for having such a wonderful MIL!

Mystic Margarita said...

The very best of luck for resuming work and, I agree with the rest, you are lucky to have such a warm, supportive lady as your MIL.

Confessions of a blogaholic said...

Hey Tina! It's awesome that you have gotten back to teaching again :-)

P.S: Happy 10 months bday to baby Joy too!!

Diligent Candy said...

all the very best :) was reading ur posts about joy when he was 3-weeks old....gosh...i can so understand!

you guys are doing a great job :)

Trishna Chaudhuri said...

Candy : saw your lil candy's pics... adorable....

Diligent Candy said...

awwww :)