I’m not officially off of maternity leave yet for a few more weeks, but I had to get some work done today. I did something crazy, and I didn’t know how it would go: I took the kids to work with me!
While my oldest daughter was gone to school, I took the 3 little kids to my office.
I had the newborn, Prynne, in a bouncy chair right by my desk so I could bounce her with my foot. I had Seven (1 year old) in her Pack N Play travel playpen.
Truett, my 3 year old, has a special Elmo chair which looks like a tiny version of recliner, which he got to sit in and look at books.
Surprisingly, this arrangement of bringing the kids to work went much better than I thought it would!
I couldn’t get anything done which required concentration or deep thought, but clearing out emails and going through paperwork was doable.
Maternity leave is nice, but I am definitely ready to go back to work!