Balance is not overrated.

27 Sep

As a mom, finding balance can be this hard. And this dangerous.

So last week was Seabass’ first that included two mornings of daycare, and in case you’re not caught up, I was nervous about it.

But lo and behold, the little gupp can’t get enough of it.  From the moment we turn onto Miss Jesse’s street, Seabass is atwitter with anticipation.  When we get to her door, he pushes away from me (UNPRECEDENTED) and embarks on a rip-roaring play adventure that doesn’t stop for another four hours, at which point I pick him up and he cries that he can’t stay longer.  This is all very, very cool.

As for me, life is more balanced than I’d ever imagined possible.  For the most part, all of my work takes place at the office on Monday and Friday mornings, which means that nap time is now available for things such as dishwashing, laundry, sweeping, sitting down to eat a sandwich, watering the plants, yoga, or – guilt of all possible guilts – reading a book.  When Seabass awakes, we are both refreshed and ready to take on a fun afternoon together.  And again, this is just on Mondays and Fridays.  The other three days of the week are spent at mom’s groups, playdates, and running errands.  It’s awesome.

That’s the long and the short of it.  Thanks for your words of encouragement when I was terrified that Seabass would wind up a terrorist later in life because I’d enrolled him in daycare.

4 Responses to “Balance is not overrated.”

  1. Linda Z September 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Glad everything is working out so well! 🙂 Don’t feel guilty for reading, it’s good for you. 🙂

  2. Monika September 27, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    Yay! I’m so happy for you. If it makes you feel any better, I work from home and the babysitter comes to our house and I STILL feel guilty for not spending every waking moment with my daughter.

  3. Marta September 28, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    Congrats! I’m glad you were able to figure out a balance that works so well for you! I’m glad that daycare doesn’t breed terrorists otherwise I would have two of them!

  4. AKeo September 29, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Glad to hear it is working out and he is enjoying it. That “balance” is SO important. And often so difficult to find.

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