This post makes me think "QUIT" quite loudly.I could NOT bring my baby to the office and have him sit there and get things done quietly. however, i COULD manage to take care of him and get work done, it would get done at a different pace and there would be chunks of time where i would need to care for him and not do "work". and honestly there are parts of my job he could just not be around for so i would need someone to watch him for an hour or so.
not sure if i am making sense here but i have real issues with living in a culture that separates me from my baby. yes i can see the value in my job and i do love certain aspects of it. i have those wow moments where i feel like i really am doing something good. BUT, there seems to be a lot of time in my work day where i dont feel like i need to be at work. I feel like i could get things done with my baby and i am frustrated by the fact that he is away from me.
i sit and think about the insanity of bringing him to daycare and bringing him home after a long day. maybe i just miss him and i feel disconnected from where i want to be, with him. i wish i lived in a culture where i could blend my work and family more. i know i could do it and do a great job. i am very good at what i do. i hate that i resent work for separating me from my baby. and i hate that i feel like i cannot change that right now.