Today was mama Lyanne's 1st day back to work after what seemed like a short 3 month maternity leave. =( It was also baby Kara's 1st day with papa Matt alone without mama Lyanne. Mama Lyanne didn't have any problem leaving baby Kara at home with papa Matt. The only thing that crossed her mind, driving to work, was whether papa Matt would be able to handle and know how to take care of baby Kara by himself without mama Lyanne's help. Amazingly, mama Lyanne was not worried, but was more curious to see how it would turn out for papa Matt and she wondered if papa Matt would call mama Lyanne at work to ask about what to do with baby Kara.
When she got to work, all of her co-workers, especially female co-workers, came by to make sure that mama Lyanne was OK leaving baby Kara at home. Some even gave mama Lyanne suggestions to consider working part-time as an option if she ever needed it. They even assured her that it's OK to take time off if it's needed. Mama Lyanne couldn't understand why it's such a big deal. She felt fine leaving baby Kara with papa Matt this morning and she didn't feel any kind of separation anxiety when she left the house. Oh well, maybe other mothers have had emotional trouble leaving their baby at day care. Mama Lyanne just shrugged it off and continued the rest of the day catching up on emails and chatting with her colleagues. Before mama Lyanne knew it, it was already time to go home. To mama Lyanne's surprise, papa Matt had no problem taking care of baby Kara. In fact, he didn't call mama Lyanne for help. Instead, it was mama Lyanne that called to check up on papa Matt.