Thursday, April 09, 2009

Up & At 'Em, Little Girl.

Today was our first dry run at getting out the door together as a family. As you can see from the photo, Cameron was not, shall we say, cooperative. Apparently she doesn't think very much of getting hustled into clothes, fed breakfast and bundled up and out the door, all before 9a.m. I can't wait to see what she thinks of the process when it occurs 2 full hours earlier in the morning. That's going to be a real treat.

The reason we had the "opportunity" (that's me trying to be positive) to practice getting everyone washed, dressed, fed, and into the car so early in the day, was that I had a meeting at work with my manager to discuss my return to work and my new position. The meeting went well, and I am definitely excited about my new role. It will be much more project based and I'll get to work on more interactive/social media/customer experience stuff instead of the print focused work I was doing before my maternity leave. I'm going to have to be very flexible in this position, as what I'll be working on will likely change on a month-to-month basis, but I think it will be interesting and I'll get to work on a bunch of different things instead of more operational type programs.

You can bet that Cameron turned on the charm and had smiles for miles (she shows well) during our visit. I put this picture up so that all of the folks at work can see that she isn't always all sugar and spice. I have three more weeks until I'm back in the office. Three more weeks of running around from doctor's appointment to therapy session to daycare to therapy session to doctor's get the drift. While I will miss aspects of my time "off", I really think it is best for everyone (especially me) that I am getting back to work. I admire stay-at-home moms and dads, but I am not cut out for it as a full time job. I may be eating those words in a few weeks, but for now, the grass really is greener on the other side, for me anyway.


  1. Tracy Marshall-Nickleford4:26 p.m.

    I'm in the same boat, Katrina. Back at work on May 4th, and Gaby starts her daycare 'transition' on Tuesday.

    I love that during the transition the day starts at 9:30am... whereas when reality hits it's going to start at 7am. I have enough trouble getting myself ready and out of the house by 7am, add a one-year old to the mix...?

    Should be an interesting 'transition' for all of us.

  2. Should be interesting! We are starting Cam in daycare on Monday, just a visit with me so she can check it out. I'll start leaving her for a few hours at a time and we'll work our way up to full days.

    Getting out the door with one is definitely a challenge...not looking forward to doing with 2!