I know many mums have done it before me and will, probably continue doing it after me, but being a working mum is tricky.
Going to work is actually the easy bit, it's quite tricky to entertain and WATCH a little person all day, I love it but it can be hard. Going to work is a breeze; I get to read my book on the train, I can drink my coffee hot and order whatever I want for lunch without worrying whether it is suitable for Isobel and her sharing.
Plus, I just have to do one thing at a time, more or less.
What really, REALLY, is tough is when little girl is sick, as she seems to have been since I started back at work. For the last four days she has had a fever and now her throat is so sore she sounds like a seal. Every time she cries, which she does quite a bit because she feels miserable, she cries extra because it hurts.
There is no way she is going to be better by tomorrow. Her temperature is ok now, but she hasn't eaten for days because her throat is sore, so I need to take her to the doctor.
But, I am meant to be at work.