Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Where'd my leave go?

I had quite the mental list of things I was going to do while on maternity leave to ward off boredom.  Lots of sewing with the baby in the bouncy seat watching me, visiting my sister in Pennsylvania, cleaning the house, visiting my old job just to chat, and loads more.  I told my boss he'd see me on email a lot since I'll have time to kill and I needed to redesign the school website.

Ask me how much of that was done.  None.

I had no idea how much he'd want to be held and how little you can do with a newborn in your arms.  I consider it an accomplishment just to run the dishwasher each day.  I still have maternity clothes in the laundry basket.  I washed them but I haven't had time to put them away.  I somehow manage to miss tummy time some days, how do you miss that when the baby is in your arms all day?  Don't ask me but I've managed it quite a bit.

3 more days of maternity leave and I feel like I haven't accomplished anything.  Well, nothing except nurture this awesome kid who has grown SO MUCH and has learned so much in such a short period without completely losing my mind.  Wait, I think I actually consider that quite an accomplishment.