• Don’t Steal My Firsts

  • I told one of the girls at daycare one day that if he tries to crawl, pick him up. If he tries to walk, push him down. Obviously, I wasn’t serious. I would never want anyone to hurt the little guy, but my point was that I wanted to be there to see it. I may’ve also told them to call me – I’m only 5 minutes away, except that time I was completely serious. 

    One of the hardest things about being a full time working mama is the fact that sometimes I’m missing out. He’s not getting any younger – that’s for sure. Every day, he’s growing and changing in so many ways. Every day, he’s learning something new. I want to be there to experience as much of it as possible.

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    3 Responses to “Don’t Steal My Firsts”

    1. My day care provider flat out asked me if I wanted to know if my kids did things for the first time there. I told her which ones I cared about and which ones weren’t as big of a deal. I work full time and managed to see both of my kids crawl and walk for the first time at home with my husband and I . To this day, I’m not sure if she was lying when I asked her about it the next day or not, and frankly I don’t care to know 🙂

    2. My little guy is 14 weeks, I came back to work exactly one month ago. There was no part-time transition for me, I jumped in full-time from the get go. I hated it. The first week was awful, my husband had to bring our son to have lunch with me every day that week. I’ve missed a few little milestones already and it breaks my heart. We are lucky though, my husband gets to have our son all day while I work and his job allows him to work evenings and weekends, so at least those moments I miss are shared by his Daddy and that makes me feel a little better. Wishing you and yours the best in this rough time for Mamas.

    3. Charlene / I have spent the majority of my life jnronaliug about my life because I wanted to be able to share them with my children and prove that I did go through the same dilemmas when i was there age. I kept a pretty complete record of my daughters first year and wished that i would have kept it up through her second where she really began to blossom. Time to start again i guess.