Back to work.. The end of maternity leave 

So the day I have been dreading alllllll summer has come and gone. I don’t know what I was so worried about, being back to work so far has been great! I feel like I’m on holiday, compared to an average day! Luckily I am only working 3 days a week so I still get quality time with my monkey, and I have only been back for 3 days so let’s see if this feeling of new found freedom lasts. 

Anyway, let me tell you about my first day back and my monkeys first full session at nursery.. I got up super early showered and got ready, then got Sami up and dressed and packed the car ready to leave. I then got Sami into the car. We were bang on time, in fact even a little early which I was pleased about as I planned to stop at at costa for a chocolate twist and hot choc on the way! 

Sami has a (huge) obsession with our keys. As we are locking up he will often take the car key and I let him have it as its one of those ignition less keys where the car starts as long as they key is anywhere in the car. I always leave the driver door open just incase he decides go lock the car before I can jump in (which he has never done). I think you can guess where this is going..

I closed Sami’s door, having failed to leave mine open, and just as I walked over to the driver door I heard a ‘ching’.. HE HAD LOCKED ME OUT.. And himself in 😂😂😂.. For the next few minutes  I heard multiple ‘chings’ as he kept pressing the ‘lock’ button, every time I got my hopes up that he would press ‘unlock’ and every time I was disappointed. And then, he dropped the key.. Which followed a tantrum as he wanted me to get him out. 

So the next hour was spent waiting for the AA, playing peek a boo, singing songs and making funny faces to stop him from crying. We live across the road from a school and you should have seen the looks I was getting from parents as they walked past, I looked like a crazy lady talking and singing to myself. 

Anyway an hour later, the lovely AA man rescued us and got us back in the car, and we were back on the road. I dropped a hysterical Sami to nursery an hour late (I’m hoping one day soon he stops crying when I drop him, it’s heartbreaking, please tell me this will happen??). With a forgotten handbag (no Costa chocolate twist for me) and dead phone battery I are also arrived to work an hour late.. 

It’s comical now, but at the time I was super stressed and panicking, I had convinced myself it was a sign I shouldn’t go back to work, until I got there and loved it! Anyway, Sami is no longer allowed the car keys so hopefully this will never happen again.. 

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