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Friday, May 4, 2012

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I have been thinking about going back to work for awhile now but I didn’t plan on looking until the end of summer since Maddie will be in school all day next year.   Of course I wanting something that would give me weekends and holidays off and days would be a bonus!  A few weeks ago my old job called me back and asked if I wanted my job back.  I had to think about it for a bit, talked to my husband and he said it sounded good and I should take it.  Besides it was something I knew, already knew the people and the routine.  The only down side is that it is from 2p-11p Monday thru Friday.  It was a hard decision for me to make.  After being home with Maddie for the past four years, not really having a schedule and just crafting, playing, learning and fighting… I really didn’t want to take it.  I wanted to stay home this summer and play in the pool everyday and have fun!  Well… hubby has been working so hard these past 4 years, being the only bread winner, doing well and not struggling but there are always those thoughts of what if?  He seemed really relieved when I told him about it so I decided to take it. 

It is going to be so hard and Maddie will now be going to daycare.  Her school provides a daycare which is good and they even have it during the summer times which is better!  They are also close, 10 min walking distance and only a minute or 2 driving and it is on the way to work.  That is what made us decide to go with them.  Maddie is excited about going and then the next minute she is telling me she doesn’t want me to get a job, that dad already has one and mommy’s are supposed to stay at home with the kids!  Smart girl… knows how to tug at my momma’s heart.

I start on Monday and she will be going to daycare on Monday as well.  They will let me come up and sit/eat lunch with her and I am very thankful for that.  I will be doing that for the first week or so or until she tells me to stop.  I will only see her maybe an hour in the morning and an hour at lunch, then the times she lets me sit with her at lunch time.  This is going to be hard on all of us!  Maddie and I at separating from each other, Shane and I not seeing each other much either, about the same amount of hours as Maddie, and then hard on him having to take over all the parenting rolls in the evening time.  Praying this all works out and it is God’s plan!

Just wanted to let you all know so when you see days… well weeks since I already go days without posting you will know why. 

I’m scared but ready for this new journey to begin!


Here’s some more pictures from the weekend and then this week.


Maddie at her cousin’s birthday party last Saturday





Last Story Time for a bit.  Sad smile




Maddie Thursday morning waiting to go to school.



The doggies Maddie visits on our walk home from school.  Only have today left of walking home from school.  Sad smile



The Sun Hat I made Maddie Thursday.  Did a variation from this pattern.



The little owl I made for her teacher for the end of the year gift but Maddie wants to give it to her today.  lol  Link to pattern here



Ugochi said...

Hey Nicole, don'y feel bad at all, you've done well for four years and if it's been hard on your husband, it is thoughtful of you to want to help. You just make most of the time you have off work to be with your family.
God's grace!
Following you now on this blog.

Ugochi said...

On Linky, and networkdblogs as well, pls would be glad if you follow back.

Annabelle aka Christian Momma said...

I'll be praying for you and your family during this transition.

Insting Blog said...

I'll look forward to seeing you friend. Greetings and salutations of friendship

Lora M said...

Like the same information. cool and very nice. Do not forget to wait for her presence in my home.

TAZ said...

Would you be interested in being a regular contributor on my site?

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