Full-Time Working Momma or Bust

One series of questions I get on a more than regular basis since having Jack are the following:

One of our many adventures from this past weekend.

One of our many adventures from this past weekend.

– Have you gone back to work?

YES

– Wow, already, how’s that been? 

The answer to the second question is the one I say with a smirky smile and sort of feel guilty when I say it. My answer goes a little like this: I AM back to work and I’m loving it! 

Which is typically followed up with…..

– Do you miss them?

um, DUH! 

So why do I feel guilty for going back to work? I shouldn’t feel guilty for loving what I do, I should feel blessed, grateful, successful, ect. but instead I feel deep-down that my answer should be something like this: Ugh, yeah I’m back to work but I wish I had 4 more weeks with my babies. The truth is really that I DO love my babies and I DO miss them while at work but I feel like my calling is to be a full-time working momma, not a stay at home one. I give mad props to the ladies and gents who stay home with their kiddos and I give mad props to the grandma and grandpa’s and the babysitters who love my kids while I’m out fulfilling my purpose as a human being – working in corporate ‘murica.

But look at how much fun she is having!! #worthit

But look at how much fun she is having!! #worthit

There are some serious downsides to working full-time, I seriously run my family bonkers on the weekends. It’s like I’m trying to make up for the time lost during the week but jam-packing every fun thing I can think of into two days. Especially during the summer, that is when I’m a family event planner extraordinaire, or at least I think I am. We are at the zoo in the morning, pool in the afternoon, swing set outside while grilling out in the evening followed up with a movie kind of family. And that is a LOW-KEY day!

Please tell me I’m not abnormal – please tell me that there are other full-time working momma’s out there that are feeling the same way, pretty please 🙂

Had to add one of Jack too, he's just so damn cute and such a good sport about his momma's crazy antics!

Had to add one of Jack too, he’s just so damn cute and such a good sport about his momma’s crazy antics!

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MMMM…Motorboatin’

All my poor dad wanted to do on Father’s day was to putz around Brookville lake on his new toy. As luck would have it, the boat needed some minor repair and wasn’t ready in time for this “perfect” day. No worries, we Wenstrup’s aren’t wired to handle the word “no” very well (family inside joke that NO actually means, not right now) and planned the perfect Father’s day just one week later.

As you can see, Abbey and Mason really enjoyed Papa’s boat!

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Great picture of the birthday boy (Happy Birthday Mattchew)! Oh boy, my hair looks a bit cray-cray!

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A few more pictures that sum up the pontoon coma that was induced on Abbey and George for the latter part of the day.

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Tough life for this little girl…

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Could not have asked for bigger smiles, more fun, better weather, louder giggles (and squeals), and an all around more amazing time than we had with each other yesterday. It was exactly what I imagined, except for me getting in the lake with Abbey (not my favorite part), for my dad’s Father’s day.