Friday, July 25, 2008

Missing My Kid's

I have gotten the chance this past week to feel what it is like to be one of those Moms that have to leave their children when they go to work. We felt like our kids did not get a chance to camp last weekend because of Tyler's baseball so we decided to extend our stay through this weekend. So John took Tuesday off and stayed with the kids at the camp ground and I got up at 5:30 am to come home for Daycare. It felt so weird to get up and leave by myself well actually I had Hailey with me because I made the mistake of telling her I was leaving in the morning and she flipped out, she is such a Mommy's girl so I promised her I would bring her along in the morning. This morning when I got up to come home, I kissed John and all the kids which were all still sleeping (lucky bums) and got this awful feeling in the pit of my stomach. I was actually feeling sad that I would not be seeing them until after 6 tonight. So as I drove home at 5:30 am this morning I just cried and cried wishing I would have at least brought Hailey. I was feeling sorry for myself because Hailey had told me the night before that she wanted to stay with her Daddy because she wanted to swim and see Yogi. Luckily for me when I got home I found her blankie that we had left at home yesterday, so I felt like I had something of her with me. I feel terrible for all you Mom's that have to leave your kids to go to work every day, I so take that for granted. Now next week when they are all back I may feel differently.


Life in the Fast Lane said...

It is hard and I'm lucky in that I only work part time, but when I do have to work I am away from them for pretty much a whole day/night, so its about the same I guess. I am so thankful that I have you who I can trust completely with my kids. I could not imagine leaving them with anyone else, its like they are with family. Thank-you so much for the sacrifes you make. I know that some days you are spread pretty thin and I know that takes time away from your own kids. I don't know what I would do without ya!
<3 L

Anonymous said...

AMEN girl!! It's definately not easy being a mom who works away from home and spends more of their waking hours with people other than our family. That's why it's SO very important to me our boys are in such a great place while we're working!!! I've told you before, and I'll tell you again - THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking our boys into your home and really making them a part of your family. I honestly cannot imagine bringing them anywhere else!! They love you guys and so do we!! I'm glad you got time to camp without having to run around so much!