Saturday, August 4, 2007

I’m Officially A…Bummy!

Yesterday was my last day at work.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I quit my job to become a full time mommy…or better, a Bummy (mix between a bum and a mommy!).

I’m happy to be able to spend more time with Luca, but at the same time terrified that I will have a nervous breakdown!

See…until now, my part-time job took about 30 hours a week away from him and in a way it’s always been my “escape” from baby land. It was my grown up time, with no crying, spitting or stinky diapers. No matter how stressful my day would be, I always tried to convince myself that this was my sanctuary.

And I needed it to keep my sanity.

Until I realized that I had enough of my job.

I was tired of babysitting celebrities, tired of their whining, criticism and constant need for something. I already have a baby at home! (hmm...actually three, if you count the husband and the dog).

So here I am.

Starting my new life as a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom…sorry I had to spell it out to see what it looks like).

Trying to think of all the possible games, play dates and tricks to entertain a 10 month old without freaking out and suddenly desire a career as a street cleaner.

I’m sure I will love every minute of it and hope is a very good thing!

Daily Cool Pill: There are always baby sitters though...right?


Marian said...

hahahah Welcome to my world! I quit my job too (although it was more because day care in the NL is ridiculously expensive. It took away 90% of my part time job's salary...what's the point then, uh).
It is though as you say. Work is a sort of scape. You HAVE to go so, its your time away from your child whim, although beautiful, smart, lovely and all the rest...can drain all your strength and sanity. Im used to it now, the first months were a bit rough. I wanted to leave! But now its cool. We've sort of settled in a rutine, we go out, take long walks, take naps (addictive... how will I ever go back to live without napping).

Its tough and you probably will doubt your decission. Just take it one day at a time...I think in the end, its worth it. My kid is already one year old... and I cant remember living 12 months since he was born! It all goes by too fast.

Good Luck!

Cool Mama said...

Thank you for all your wise words of advice Marian...I really need it! My biggest fear is that after a week I will want to find another job...any job! I will definitely keep you posted...especially if catastrophe is about to happen!!

Mommee and Her Boys said...

Congratulations! :)

Everything will work out for the best. I agree with Marian, you probably will doubt the choice you made (I did!), but then you will realize that it is the best and most important choice you've ever made. Luca will appreciate you, because you are the one person who influences him on a daily basis (all day!) and he will one day thank you... At least I hope one day our kids will thank us... haha. :)

Cool Mama said... are so right!
(I hope this will be enough to keep me going!)