*Tries very hard not to sob while attempting to blog*
I've got a job set up that requires me to go into an office for a few days. Therefore, Anna will be without her Mama. And I will be without my Anna.
Again, the rational side of my brain is telling me that everything will be just fine. Lots of Moms do it. And their babies are happy. They're perfect. It works, and it has been working for a very long time.
Anna is going to be happy and fine and everything will be lovely. I know it will. Honest.
But I can't help but feel a bit nervous. A bit sad. And a bit torn.
I haven't officially reached that point yet where I feel like I absolutely *must* get out of the house and get some alone adult time with other grown-ups. As long as I can get out and about, and bring Anna with me, I'm just fine with the way things are working.
We're a team. We haven't been apart for very long at all yet. I haven't even been away from her over night once. And while I know it's possible, I don't really feel the need for it just yet.
(She's still so itty bitty. What if she needs her Mama?? What if she wants her Mama??)
Seriously though. I understand where Moms are coming from when they say they need to get back to work, back to a life that isn't just "Mommy", back to an environment where they use their brains in a different way.
But I'm not there yet. I like my brain just the way it is.
So, when it comes to the stay-at-home or go-back-to-work debate, where do you sit? How did you cope when you had to go back the first time? Am I being silly? Is everything going to be just fine?
Please tell me the answer is yes.