I go back to work this week. It’s the first time I have been on a shift since mid August. My wife and I recently celebrated the birth of our first child, a baby girl. I was fortunate to be able to arrange my schedule in order to accomodate this time off.
It’s odd going back to work after a long time. Part of me welcomes going back. Part of me wants to hang out with this brand new, little human being.
They say that having children changes your priorities and perspectives.
Personally, I think its’ too early for me to say what, if anything, has changed.
Sure, I wish I could spend a ton of time with the little one. But I also have gotten antsy and wanted to get out of the house.
If it were an option or possiblity, I wonder how I would do being a stay-at-home dad/husband. I would probably have to be intentional about being active and doing things out in the community with the baby. Needless to say, I’ve got tons of respect for men and women who are full-time caregivers with their children at home.
We’ll see how it goes.