Long Weekend, Still Too Short

How is it possible that even a long weekend with your baby feels too short for a working mom? Time passes too quickly when you're with your little one.

Here I am at the end of four days off work, and I still feel like my long weekend went by in a flash. In some ways, it felt even shorter than a regular weekend.

For one thing, Friday got sucked up into a hospital black hole with my husband’s routine procedure gone awry. He’s OK now, but it was not pleasant and probably aged me a few years in a day.

Plus, my in-laws were visiting from Kansas Thursday afternoon to Saturday evening. I actually like them a lot, so there was none of the stereotypical in-law tension. But between the hospital crap and hosting visitors, I didn’t have much opportunity to relax. I was constantly bouncing between caretaker and hostess modes. Exhausting!

Sunday and Monday, I did find some chances to have fun. Cassie and I had time for peekaboo and tickle fights. I noticed that she’s grown about 5 inches in the last week or so. I even got to hang out with a couple of my friends–something of a rarity.

But now it’s Monday night, and I’m realizing not much got checked off my to-do list. I don’t feel rested or ready for the onslaught of another week. And I already miss Cassie, who’s sleeping soundly in her bed.

Plus, I just heard my cousin is quitting her job to stay at home with her 3-month-old baby. While I realize that’s not the best option for us right now (though I totally respect her choice for her fam), I find myself fantasizing about doing the same … spending days at home with my adorable girl, getting things done, feeling like I’m getting somewhere. I know, the grass is always greener. But still, I have a feeling it’s going to be a long four-day work week.

4 thoughts on “Long Weekend, Still Too Short

  1. We had our in-laws over this weekend, too. While we had a really lovely time with them, it does leave you feeling like the weekend flew by, doesn’t it? Sometimes those long weekends are the hardest to recuperate from.

    I hope Jay’s OK!!

  2. just4ofus says:

    I think we should have a 3 day weekend EVERY week.
    I hope Jay is OK… with his procedure.
    You should have come to visit us at “the christ”… : )
    I could have taken care of ya : )

  3. Selfmademom says:

    Man, it’s so hard to get back into the routine when you’ve had a long weekend. I worked from home today, so that helped a bit. But still. I’d rather be lounging and playing with my son!

  4. Justice Fergie says:

    say it again, sam (or susan!)

    we went out of town for 2 out of the 4 days so i pretty much got nothing done! i had to dig something up to send in the kids’ lunches yesterday and went grocery shopping yesterday after work which made me get home late and rush to make dinner…you get the picture!

    But at least it’s a “short” week, right?

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