That Mommy Lady

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I Think My Baby is Hazing Me

It looks like my new boss is going to be a real hard ass. Stay-at-home-mom life got off to a somewhat rocky start as my baby cried more on Day 1 than I believe she had in her entire life up to that point. I suddenly started hearing Ron Burgundy's voice in my head:

I don't really feel that way (though she did give me a good scare). But I would be lying if I said I didn't have a million different fears and anxieties about this next chapter of our lives. In no particular order, I'm nervous that:

  1. I'll go stir crazy being at home. 
  2. I'll forget how to hold adult conversations.
  3. My brain will atrophy without the constant stress of a newsroom. 
  4. People will think I'm lazy for leaving my job. 
  5. My baby will think I'm cramping her style. 

I'm working to address those first three worries by signing up for pretty much every class I can find, setting up mom and baby dates, and of course, writing about it all. As for number 4, well, I guess I would have to say that I've still got a full-time job, and it's a hell of a lot harder than the one I was until recently paid to do. And as for number 5, I'm pretty sure I'll grow on her. 


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