…and well, many weeks to go. I survived the first week back at work. For awhile there, I had my doubts.
My co-workers have been great about letting me ease back in, but the baby next door thing (since I work from home) is a bit of a catch 22. On one hand, it’s killing me that I’m not out there with her; on the other hand, I have the luxury of going out for a “coffee break” from time to time. But who are we kidding? I gave up coffee months ago and I’m really just going out there completely selfishly to get a smile, and make sure our nanny isn’t a nutter who’s sold my child to gypsies while I was on a conference call.
DB is currently mastering facial expressions, a skill she may or may not have gotten from her mother. Most recently she has the “I’m not talking to you right now” look, which diplo-husband also calls the “what’s wrong?….Nothing” look. My husband will tell you that this is all in my head, but since I’ve been back at work, when I come out at the end of the day, DB will just look the other way as if I weren’t there for first first 15 minutes or so. It stings a bit…well, actually it stings a lot. But at the same time, I know she’s just putting on airs since I’ve left her in completely capable hands, and from the sounds of it, she has way more fun with the nannies than with me, so I don’t even want to hear it. I am growing to love the nannies more and more each day though – really, they’re great – we’re very lucky. And as a bonus, I always have ironed shirts too – a side benefit of naptime. I’m already dreading having to find new ones when we get back.
Anyway, now that I’m back at work, I can start thinking about the next vacation (which is what legit people at work do all day). Here are a couple of items from Kate Spade’s new collection to get me in the mood – given my well established love for Massimo Vittali, I am especially loving the bracelet.
Happy weekend everyone!