Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Officially a working mom

for the first time...

The time now 10:18pm, finally I've done my work of the day and take some ME time before sleep. So far so good, this morning woke up at 7am, get ready the boy and myself then out the house at 8.25am. After send Terry to school then took another 15 min drive to reach office. Just on-time when I'm there, better not to be late.

4 years SAHM life just ended so fast. It was just like started yesterday where I used to hold a knife, the wok, stay at kitchen, the hand and leg gets wet and dry all day long; now I'm back to those working days facing the computer and sit for 8 hours where I'm one during my single days.

Smart office

Recognise with MSC status and Certified from Microsoft

Our Smart Biz products

Actually I was quite sleepy throughout the day, but need to stay put. First day, basically nothing much, after go through orientation, company introduction, understand how the whole company and department flow then read lots of documents and started on internal training.

The front office - waiting area

2010 Objectives

The "Smart" in us

I can say today my mind and brain works very slow in try to digest and get what they try tell me and taught me. A lot of things the head department go through with me…I think I only absorb 50% of it. Aside from that, today I also need to read lots of document regarding my coming training and work stuff. Ahh...so many and I was like stuck there. On my desktop, today need to configure my Outlook, setup MSN and Skype (yes, very much need this in the company and must use this 2 communication tools too) and install many other work related stuff.

POS (Point-Of-Sales) demo bar at front office.

For this week and next week, it will be all training days for me. This is a small company but making big solution in biz to many. We only have 20-22 staffs (including founder, co-founder and partners) and mostly are guys. Our working space also open concept, inside one big room space (behind the orange door at waiting area), no cubicle, no inner wall, from every corner of your seat u can see everybody and your talking volume can almost reach everybody ears too. Not only that, our office attire also very free and easy. Those men wear crocs to work and simply slipper too. They are a bunch of friendly, joker and fun people, no position level of separation and no politics.

Training room/ meeting room (one and only)

Pantry

I should consider myself lucky joining at this year. This is the first year and first time the company giving out company trip to staffs and the trip will be on next month. I thought I won’t be eligible to go coz I’m the newest, but they still invited me to join. It is actually a team building trip to Port Dickson. Well, it doesn’t matter where to go, I very much happy for able to enjoy this benefit. Nothing much I want to complain and compare, it simply good and more than I can ask for.

As for Terry, today another brand new week for him and stay back in daycare. I reach there at 6pm after work and not wanted to go in to pick him up yet, as that time he only starts his dinner. I know once he saw me he won’t be eating anymore. I drag till 6.30pm and went in to peek. He saw me when he went to toilet and that’s it, he not wanted to go in the eating room again to finish his food. For kids finish food they can play, so he proceed to play and don’t want to go home after pursuing many times. I just let him play for another 15 mins more.

He behaves so differently, he end up throws a big tantrum on my last call to go home. When I evantually walk off, he crouch and roll on the floor, cry so badly and loud for not wanted to go home till I need to drag him out the place. The principal said maybe he is trying to manipulate and testing my patience as I don’t get to be with him most of the days now. This is normal on kids she said as they also need to learn and grow when comes to this and get use to the changes around. Later they will get used to it and will be fine. I'm more comfortable after listening that. I think I should buy something to reward him and cheer him up tomorrow.

Back home, he refused to let me hold him, as I walk towards letter box near the lobby, I told him I’m going there to pick up letter, he don’t listen to me and go to the lift area. I thought he won’t be going in without me and will back to letter box place with me. Who knows when I walk to the lobby I don’t find him. I gone so mad at that moment, worrying where he going, stay inside which lift or will he going out at the wrong floor? He knows he stay which floor, but I never let him press on it before. I straight away went up to my floor first, not saw him too at my floor's lobby then I press on all 3 lift bottom for going up and down to let it reach my place. There goes one of the lift coming down first reach my place and open the door. I saw him standing inside there, almost sobbing holding his nappy cloth with a lady who just now also came almost the same time as we enter at G lobby. Thank God she was not walk out the lift yet and the lift is heading down to G again (maybe to bring Terry to look for me). I just couldn’t think anymore and I know I should say Thanks to her for accompany him. Just before I pull him out, I shouted directly to my boy "WHERE ARE YOU GOING!...", really really so mad, speechless.

I continue scold + spank before even walk back to my unit. It is just too dangerous for him to walk off like that. He is one stubborn boy, like to do his way, want means want, don't want means don't want. Sometimes I also don't know how to correct him and teach him.

Way to go mummy and Terry, as we got more things to grow, discover and learn...pray that God is with us and protected us all the time.

17 comments:

LittleLamb said...

All the best in your new job :)

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

Sounds like a great company to be working in! Good luck!! As for Terry, I think he is needy of your attention because suddenly overnight you're no longer with him day and night. Just like you need time to settle into working, he needs time too :)

uLi.佑莉 said...

Happy working :)

Mummy Gwen said...

Take it easy, Judy. Terry needs some time to settle to the new routine. Next time must keep a close eye on him. The lift incident really scared me lah..phew.

Your colleagues seem very nice. So good, no need to wear formal attire to work..haha. Good Luck in your new job. ^_^ Hope everything go smoothly for you.

Baby Darren said...

Oh no...gave me a scare when u mentioned that he was lost in the lift. It's just too dangerous for him to be alone in the lift. Thank God he was fine and safe.

I think you should not leave him out of sight before you reach your unit, even though you may think that he is familiar with the surrounding. Many accidents could happened and it's not easy to find him once he is lost in such a big building.

Never take chance. Always make sure he is within your radius. He is still young.

Anyway, surprise to find out that you have taken up a full time job. A big move...and wish you all the best in your new venture...

mommy to chumsy said...

congratulations on going back to work. that's a very big step after being a SAHM eh? I know what you mean about being slow and don't know how to talk to other ppl :D I experienced that too :) As for Terry, I think he just need more time to get used to the new routine and not being with mommy all day. I would go crazy if Ashley were to go up the lift by herself :( Luckily he's ok.

Sasha said...

luckily he is fine. Take it easy judy, he is trying to get used to the new routine and maybe angry cos u're no longer with him whole day.

Irene said...

all the best in the new job! you will be fine, still new mah, need time to adapt. same goes to terry. throwing tantrum and all. krys was like tat 1st week of kindy, now she is back to her oldself :)

gambate mommy!

smallkucing said...

that was a close call at the lift.

Yu, thinks the head mistress is right. He is testing you.

Maybe time to sit down and try to have a heart to heart talk with him.

Alice Law said...

Congratulation and bye bye to SAHM! All the best to you!

Mummy Moon said...

Listen to what the principal said. I believe she is very good in reading the kids mind :P Don't let him go alone anymore since you know him is so 'degil', same like Heng Heng, also very degil

ChloeRuoyi said...

Your new job sounds great. All the best ya! (If don't like, can always go back to your SAHM job hehe).

Ya, I also believe that Terry will get used to the new routine in no time. As for the lift incident, do teach him what to do so that he won't be too shocked if the incident happens again. Kids are like that... sometimes they like to be stubborn and learn their lesson the hard way...

Agnes said...

It is not easy going back to work after a 4 years long break, same goes to your little one, be patient

coffeesncookies said...

Your company sounds great and friendly. Terry needs adjustment and be patient with him. Perhaps there's some resentment in him now that he's not voicing out. Give him more time to understand and adjust.

Kristie said...

hi judy, I am sure it is not easy to change from a sahm to ftwm after 4 yrs, there are definitely many things to learn everyday from each other.

It's so dangerous for terry to wander off, my heart almost skipped a beat!!!

cool down mummy ok :)

Mummy In Vain said...

u seem busy nowadays and very seldom msn lor....take it easy, it's a coping period, soon both of you would be used to the new lifestyle. cheers...

mNhL said...

Phew ! Luckily Terry was fine. Just give him some time and sure he will cope with his new routine well. Sometimes, some changes will add stress to the kid. And u too, take care and don't stress out.