My baby (to be known as Tiny Tot) turned 1 and a half (in mom terms 18 months). I’ve never really had to opportunity to talk about her much on the blog because I didn’t think there was a place for it. Guess what? It’s the place for it now.
I’ve been blessed to be able to spend time with my child and still work full-time. Sometimes it’s challenging and sometimes it’s just not easy. There are days when I do have to depend on the care of others to help me out, but for the most part, she’s with me.
Is it possible to have it all?
I don’t know. I know it’s possible to make the situation work for you. I don’t have it all figured out. I’m still searching balance. There are some days when I think I have it figured out and others I feel like I’ve lost control completely. If every day was the exact same, I think we all could get a strong handle on life, but that would be extremely boring, right?
I’m lucky that I don’t always have to work in an office. I’m lucky that I can set my own terms. I’m sure some people show up to my office and might get annoyed that she’s having a tantrum or just wants me to hold her, or screams when I’m on the phone. But you know what? I don’t care. I still get my job done with my child by my side. I’m setting a good example for her. Plus, she gives me the little breaks that I need to slow day to pay attention to her needs and to be present with her.
Tiny Tot amazes me every day. She’s talking now and I can understand what she’s saying. It’s funny when she imitates me on the phone and when she points to something and knows what it is. She learns new words every day. She knows what our routine is in the morning. I even like that she can carry things to and from the car for me.
She is a huge reflection of me. She watches me. She learns from me. It is the most challenging but most rewarding job I’ll ever have.