We now have a child. It’s really awesome. All I want to do is be with him. I like holding him – even if it means just sitting there doing nothing else. It’s cool to have him grab onto my fingers or wiggle in my lap. I hold him in my arms, imagining he could stay that way forever.
The trouble is that I don’t know how to mentally get back to work. I want to stay home and just be with him – even if it means doing nothing else at all during that time. Perhaps the novelty will wear off soon?
My wife has a handy excuse – she’s the baby’s only source of food. She can’t go to work right now and she doesn’t have to feel guilty about it, either. Our baby would starve to death without her being here all the time.
I, on the other hand, don’t really have a good excuse for not getting back on the job. This is especially true in light of the fact that I work from home – and the baby is at home! I just don’t know how to concentrate, though, between my wife wanting help with this or that and me wanting to find every excuse just to be near my kid. (Except for the diaper changing part… which is kind of gross.)
What do I do?