*I probably should have titled this 'should I return to work now or later'!
When ds1 was 11m I returned to work 3 days per week as a teacher. My hours varied from 830-4/430pm + occasional after work and weekend work, peaking at various times.
I have told my principal that I will be returning at the beginning of next year, again 3 days but this time I will have ds2 who will be just turning 1yr and ds1 who will be 3.5yrs.
I'm now having 2nd thoughts about taking an extra semester off and returning when ds1 is around 17m old in July.
The only thing is my office really, really want me back as they are having personal and work issues with the person who has replaced me. It's not enough to 'report' her, just enough to drive them a tad crazy! They just clash with her I guess and can't wait for me to come back so everything can return to normal! I love my office, they are like my 2nd family.
I'm confused and am not sure what to do.
Will the extra 5 months off make a difference?
It will be nice to spend that extra time with ds2 especially, as he will transition from a chubby 11m old to a toddler-like 17m old! Also will it be a tad easier once he is that little bit older?
(Oh and it will be mainly my mum and mil looking after ds2 and same + kinder for ds1)