The Bo and I ran out of choices to watch during DVD night yesterday when I realized that I hadn’t caught ‘I don’t know how she does it‘. I’ve been meaning to, when it showed in Cinemas in late 2011 but of course with the excitement that came along with our first pregnancy, everything ended up being sidelined. So when we watched it yesterday, I felt this movie couldn’t have been appreciated at a better time.
Watching how Kate aka SJP juggled between the whole work & family balance did make me miss working for a bit…and then maybe not. I joked to the Bo casually that if I had gone back to my ex-job I would probably be running around constantly with to-do lists in my head like the protagonist too…while he reminded me that it would also mean I would feel more gutted most of the time (knowing my nature) missing out on our little man’s ‘firsts’ and hearing it from someone else or worse, not having anyone capture those moments for me. He was right. I can be a bit of a mom-ster when it comes to witnessing little man’s firsts.
And while I secretly wish for to be a working mom again yet be there for the little man when he needs me, or when he does most of his “firsts’, I just wanted to tell all working moms out there – I’ve the utmost respect for you. I don’t know how you do it…but way to go! 🙂