Today was my first day back at work and I managed to survive it! It was a struggle though… my little man didn’t make it easy. I didn’t burp or change his diaper this morning as I was getting ready for work. Jayden was somewhat different this morning, it’s like he knew it was my first day back at work. Hmmm The Force is strong in this one.
This is how I think the morning went through Jayden’s perspective.
Yawn… what a night. I had a great sleep. Oh look, there’s that giraffe and tree again on the wall, I hope mum and dad change that soon, the wall sticker is getting old, I need something new to look at. At least a moving mobile or something with lights, all the other babies seem to get the cooler stuff.
I think it’s time for breakfast, my stomach is rumbling, I better order some food… WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA… WAAA… WAAAAAAAAA… (at this point mum wakes and enters the nursery) Finally… there’s my mum!
Hi, I’d like to order my usual thanks! (mum starts feeding) Oh yeh, that really hits the spot, my favourite! Milk… the white gold! Mmmmm… delicious, I swear I could have this for breakfast lunch and dinner!
(At the change table) I hope mum doesn’t mind the smell, I can’t see how bad it is, but I feel like I had a bad curry, I can’t wait to get into something fresh! (I enter the room wearing a suit) Why are you wearing that silly outfit dad? Oh no, don’t tell me you’re going to work? I thought you were going to stay at home and play with me and mummy? Okay, that’s it, I’m going to go all super cute on you to make you stay! (I talk to Jayden a little and then kiss him on the forehead and say goodbye to him) Goodbye? Don’t kiss me goodbye dad! Don’t leave! Don’t make me grab your finger with my super claw hand and razor-sharp fingernails… ok fine… you asked for it! RAWR! Daddy… Don’t leave!
Suffice to say the little guy really didn’t want me to go… he just knew that something was different this morning and the look in his little eyes made my heart melt and made me want to stay that little bit longer… so I did 🙂
Jayden loves the BabyBjorn, so I grabbed that and walked around a bit with him and talked to him before I left for work… he settled a bit, but it was still hard to leave him… and to think that today is only day 1.
I won’t bore you with details of my work day, but as soon as things were under control, I headed home and managed to make it home in time for Jayden’s bath and feed which was such a great reward to come back to after a long first day back at work.
I noticed that he grabbed hold of my finger again when I was feeding him after his bath… maybe it was just to ensure that I didn’t leave him again?
Don’t worry son, I love you and I promise I will always be by your side…