Dear Toddlergirl and Babygirl,
This is the start of Mummy’s first full week away from you and I wanted to explain why I won’t be around all day.
Its not because I don’t love you, or because I’d rather be doing grown up things, or because I don’t want to be your Mummy all the time.
Its because I believe that by going back to work I’m going to be a better Mother to you. That continuing with my hard won career will allow me to nurture myself and to therefore be a happier, more fulfilled person which will mean you have a happier, more fun Mummy.
Ideally I would love to be at home with you every day, enjoying watching you grow and develop, sharing times with you and enjoying playing. And I’m more than a little jealous that Super Nanny gets to do these things with you.
But life doesn’t allow us to do all the things we want all of the time.
So I won’t be around during the day but I promise I will be home for bedtime almost always, that Toddlergirl we will continue to have our chat and cuddles before you go to sleep, that Babygirl you will still have your breastfeeds when I get home.
And you know what, I won’t stop being your Mummy when I’m not there. I won’t stop thinking about you and wondering what you are up to. And missing you very, very much.
p.s. I hope that when you are grown up and Mummies yourselves, that the world will have changed and it will be easier for you to combine work with home and family.