….going to work while my husband stays home with the kids

  • having a hot cup of tea without being interrupted or having to put it out of reach of the baby then forgetting about it.
  • time on the train to sleep or read a book.
  • being able to start a job and continue working on it until it is finished.

…coming home from work to my boys

  • the big grin from my 3 -year old when he sees me
  • the summary he gives me of his day while we drive home from the station which always ends with “And then I saw you!”
  • the single-mindedness with which my 7-month old breastfeeds as he catches up on his day’s supply of milk.