When the twins were born it was really hard work. After 9 months it was time to go back to work and I have started my my new job. I was petrified because I had only been on the job a few months before I had to go on sick leave when pregnant. When I went to have my back to work meeting I was told my job had changed and given a choice to stay or leave. At the time we decided it was best for me to leave and stay home with the twins. I have had three great years full of fun, laughter and hard times but it’s all come to and end.
The twins will be four in January and now need that nursery interaction and structure to flourish and grow. We decided we wanted to take advantage of the 30 hours free Nursery (that is not actually free but that’s another story). This meant I would go back to work for 16 hours a week. I was excited at the thought of some adult interaction and conversation.
I was really lucky in finding a new job through Neil’s company that works around our family life. It’s a job in the school kitchen and means I only work term time and can have school holidays at home with the kids. This means saving a fortune in holiday clubs. I’m working 16 hours over 5 days and so far it been really good. I am loving the other ladies and have had a such a good giggle.
It’s hard work and everyone does their fair share. You don’t stop from the second you walk in to the minute you leave. I love jobs like that as the time passes so quickly.
So far the timings have all worked dropping everyone off in the morning and being back to collect everyone after school. I feel shattered this weekend though and think it’s starting to catch up with me. It’s quite a physical job with lots of running round and lifting trays and heavy dishes. Very different from chasing the boys around and housework but a nice change.
Even though we have to pay a small amount to nursery each month it’s still financially better for us. Not much but a little. It’s also a great way of introducing me back to a work environment before going back full time to credit control which is what I am used to doing.
It’s been hard juggling all my home chores not being around all day and also fitting in time to blog. I just need a few more weeks to get my routine nailed and I know it will all work out fine.
Looking forward to many laughs and giggles in my new job over the weeks and months to come with a fab set of ladies. So glad we made the decision for me to return to work.
Do you work or stay home to look after your kids?
Have you given up a career for you family?