It’s official: I told my boss today that I would come back from mat-leave on a casual (as needed) basis rather than on a regularly scheduled week.
It wasn’t an easy decision. I batted around several possibilities with both Chris and my manager, but in the end, this option (doing casual) is the best one for our family. Chris will be traveling a lot and since he watches Joe when I’m at work, there would be a lot of times when I would be unavailable.
So, casual it is. I was surprised at how sad I felt once the decision was made. However, once Joe woke up from his nap and I was cuddling him and kissing his sweet, fuzzy head, I knew that it was the right choice. We can afford it, and I love taking care of Joe. I’m sure that at some point down the road I’ll return to more regular paid work, but that will have to wait till a later date 🙂