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Hey Jealousy!

Is it wrong of me to be slightly jealous of my in-laws?  They get to stay at home with my baby all day.  They get to take him on little shopping trips, play with him outside, help him build towers with his new mega blocks, watch him dance, listen to him sing, teach him new words, and just be with him.  Meanwhile I’m at work, making money so I can feed and clothe him and so he has a roof over his head while he lays in his crib dreaming at night.

I know that they only see him a few times each year and that they will cherish these few weeks that they have with him forever.  But I can’t help but be jealous.  I want so badly to be with him and judging from the grip he had on my neck this morning when I tried to leave, he wants me to be there too.

I wish I could be one of those working moms who actually wants to work.

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  1. I’m right there with ya! It’s so hard. I’ve missed my Zac all week because I’ve been busy with the gym and nutrition stuff (headed to W.W. tonight).

    Kids are just pretty great. I held a two-week old baby in my arms today and pretty much thought my uterus was going to explode right there in my office. I want another baby and I should be shot for saying so.

  2. If it makes you feel better, I would be jealous too. I think it’s only natural. He’s your baby. Hand in there and know he loves you.

    I know it helped me when the daycare would do a little book at the end of the day – whay we did. Sometimes it had photos, or notes they made, or pictured the kids “coloured”. I took them to the office with me. It helped me feel like I was a part of everything.

  3. Hello from Tasmania, Australia.
    I entered into motherhood thinking that I would be ok with leaving my babe in care or with grans, but then something changed …

    … it was the love you are talking about.
    I’m hearing you.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short, we decided to stay on this slow island with cheap-ish houses so that I could stay at home and work and be with Rita…WHAT A blessing it has been.

    I so dont want to leave the home to work … I’m only so sorry that not all women have the option to stay closer to their babes.



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