Finding Our Feet

Friday, July 5, 2013

Dear Olive,
Shane and I are halfway through our contracts, and I think I can say with almost complete confidence that we have really hit our stride with this full time malarky. After the first few rough and exhausting weeks, I didn't know if we'd get here, but we've found a manageable (and, dare I say, enjoyable) rhythm to our weeks. 

I was hoping that I'd love this job, and I do. I'm working with great people and it's excellent to be part of a really fun - and adult - team. One thing that has come as a (really wonderful) surprise, is how I still feel as connected to you as ever. I had my reservations about this before I started. But we've just had to make the time that we do have, count. Most nights, we catch up on the days happenings in a shared bath - it's a terrific way to relax and it's so easy to be right there in the moment with you when there is no dinner/washing up/tv/iphone/general hiding for some alone time calling to me. I sneak in some extra time with you most weeks by having you at work with me for an afternoon or two. And weekends are just plain delightful all round.

What's great out of this, is the realisation that this can work. It's chaotic and it's tricky, but it can work. And it needs to, because, well, it's life.

Tuesday afternoon when I picked you up from preschool, I told you that I was taking you into work with me for a while. 

That is actually awesome you said matter-of-factly. 

I thought so, too.




5 comments:

one claire day said...

So happy for you guys!

You're amazing, Kellie xx

Lila Wolff said...

That's great, and wonderful that you have a workplace that Olive can visit and get an understanding of what you do.

Iliska Dreams said...

Well I think it helps that you have a child that is awesome! How great she can visit you are work.

Alex Sunday said...

i love this post. i'm so glad you've found a way to make it work for you all. i used to go to my mum's work and stamp envelopes. i thought it was awesome. :)

Liz Rose Bowman said...

This is so great, I'm glad you guys are working together as such a cohesive team as you balance working and being a parent.

 

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