Today represented the last time for quite a while that I will be around to drop off and pick up Linus from his pre-school, as I’ll be heading back to work on Tuesday after 4 long, tiring, painful months off on my paternity leave. It’s actually really sad because I enjoyed spending time with both kiddies – helping Linus, while getting to know Stewie – and I did not get enough time to spend with my wife because of my messed up lower disk / joint / nerve problem. We did manage to get together enough to finally make some headway in the house by cleaning up areas that remained in chaos since we moved – namely her office and the garage.
I also fell behind in two of my graduate school classes – Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour II which began on January 2nd – and as I get closer and closer to completion of my MBA I find that I have to look past my exhaustion and forget the back pain and get the job done.
Easier said than done.
We do have a family vacation coming up to look forward to, and it’s over my birthday – which means it will either be another great vacation or an absolute nightmare depending on which, if either, child decides to sleep. If neither of them decide to sleep, then it’ll be me dragging them around the cruise ship at all hours of the day and night while their Mummy uses up some very well earned rest and relaxation. If worse comes to worse, I should find out of the cruise ship will let me bring the kids into the casino. ;)
I’m sure there must be more things I need to do before I have to go back to the office – I’ve already reached out a couple of times to ask my team leader to prepare my desk, phone, and assign an inventory for me so that I can get back to the grind right away. I have a bet with my sister (of a coffee) that it won’t be set up. I think it will since I know what is needed and I’ve already asked for it twice.
It should be nice to get back!