Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy and Sad!

I have been extremely busy for the whole month. We have been busy hunting for either a babysitter or a day centre for Ryan. Went through a few and finally, we have decided to put Ryan with Small Wonder Playhouse at SS19 Subang from next Monday onwards. In fact, we left Ryan with them yesterday for several hours as trial. Well, happy to say that he seemed to like it there. I guess it is because of the new environment, toys and other kids. He is one curious baby.

The main reason of us looking for a day care centre for Ryan is because I will be going back to the corporate world next Monday and I would not be able to look after him as much as I have over the past 8 months. And we are not at all comfortable to leave him all alone with the maid, although she seemed to love him and vice versa.

I should be happy (and I am) to be able to secure a reasonable and challenging job in such economic times. I have been on semi-retirement for several years now to set some of my life priorities right. (Too much running around in my last several jobs). Although I enjoyed the freedom, I found that over time, I am no longer as sharp as I want to be. Probably, the lack of practice (and stress) have made me slower and dull. So I was on a look out to get back to work and to sharpen it before I become completely obsolete.

Yet in my anxiousness to get back to the boardroom and the rat race, I am also sad because I will be spending less time with Ryan. One thing that I treasure most in my last 8 months was the quality time that I could spent with him, giving me the very hands on experience that I never had before.

It doesn’t help when this new position requires me to work half day on Saturdays as well. So, I would have less time with them and I guess that I would really need to have quality time during the weekend. Getting back to the corporate world would also meant less time to blog and to read blogs, something that I have grown to love. So, don’t stop visiting if this blog does not get updated as often as before or I could not visit you as frequently as before. I intend to keep this blog as a growing journal for Ryan, leaving behind sweet memories that we could relive in days to come.

Lots of adjustments to be made next week and I guess the first thing to do is to get out all my ties which have been hanging idle in the closet for so long.

22 comments:

LittleLamb said...

All the best in your new job.

cheeyee said...

Yes quality time with the family is important especially for us who are working full time during weekdays.
And with that, also means lesser
personal time for ourselves.

Wish you all the best in your new job, and new challenge in life. :)

Lemonjude said...

Glad that Ryan is ok with the new environment. Day time is ok for them to get around in new places, but not for night time. Hope the daycare ppl give good attention to him.

Don't be too worried, as times goes by you will get yourself back on the coperate working track.

All the very best in your new job and new routine for Ryan.

Wonderful Life said...

Everything will be ok I guess.
All the best in your new job!

Merryn said...

dun be too sad.. u'll adjust and ryan will still be as delighted to see u at the end of each day... all da best in ur new job! :)

Angeline said...

I'm so glad you guys 'tested the waters' before confirming the decision...

you've got lots of stuff waiting at hand don't you? buzzing around like a bee eh? *wink*

mommy to chumsy said...

i'm sure you will get used to the adjustment soon. absence makes the heart grow fonder ;) well, at least you were there with Ryan for the first 8 months of his life and those are really important time of his young life. all the best in your job :D

MeRy said...

All the best in your new job!!

Linda said...

Good luck in the corporate world. Wish you and Ryan have more quality time when you are free...

Kristie said...

i am sure ryan will miss u too daddy :)

u are doing this for urself and ur family, ryan will understand!

gd luck in ur new job!

Adrine said...

All the best in your new job. It's a big change, but I'm sure that you, your wife and Ryan will be able to adapt to it.

And speaking from a working parent myself.... the feeling of anticipation as you drive home after a hard day in the office is pretty great. Quite often, I'll be smiling when I see the gate to the house.

All the best in your new job!

eugene said...

firstly, all the best to your new job,, secondly dont worry Ryan will be all right, and he will keep looking out for you

vickylow said...

Oh I saw that playhouse, pass by everytime I sent my girl to music movement class. Don't worry he will adapt very well and all the best for your new job.

Rose said...

Yeah, it is difficult for working parent to juggle between work and family, like myself, i am still trying.

Nevertheless, ishing u all the best in the new job my friend! And glad that Ryan is adapting to the new environment. it is much easier for younger bb to adapt to new thing than when he is older.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

All the best to your new job.

Great that Ryan loves his day at the daycare.

Dont worry Ryan's Daddy, you could always spent your time playing with Ryan after work or during the weekend.

little prince's mummy said...

Good luck for ur new job!~

Ping said...

Wish you all the best in your new job.

Don't worry about Ryan sure he able to cope with the new environment well :)

sting said...

all the best to you and yes, it's very difficult to "let go" especially when you have been with him for so long :-)

angeleyes said...

All the best in your new job! I'm sure Ryan knows why daddy will be at home lesser soon... he's going to be a big boy and will forgive daddy. :)

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