I really hate Mondays. I know, so does everyone (e.g., Garfield, Leslie Knope). But as a working mom who spends the majority of her weekday (waking) hours at the office, Mondays feel even harder.
From Friday evening till Monday morning, I get to spend good, quality time at home with my family. I can just watch Cassie do her thing: toddling laps around the first floor, mimicking our words as she learns to talk, laughing at my silly faces. Jay and I can chill out together in the living room when Cassie’s napping. The dog even gets a little more love.
But on Monday morning, I have to emotionally shift out of weekend-mama gear into hard-core mile-a-minute office gear. I gotta tell you, there’s whiplash. Sometimes, I cry a little between dropping Cassie off at the sitter’s and heading into our Monday morning staff meeting. I definitely feel a sense of baby withdrawal throughout the day. By the time I get home, I need a Cassie fix BAD.
The rest of the week isn’t easier, exactly. But at least I’m somewhat numbed by the Monday whiplash, and I’m already that much closer to another weekend with the fam.
How are Mondays for all you WMAGs out there? Any advice for making it easier, or less painful?