Anyone watching Modern Family right now knows that Julie Bowen’s character Claire Dunphy is going back to work after 20 years of being a stay at home mom. This morning, we started talking about the difficulties of transitioning back to the workplace.
Julie remembers the first time she came back to work after being at home with her first daughter. At work, she knew what she was doing, and that was a relief compared to not knowing what to do when she got home with her child. Going back is so weird because it’s strange having to talk to adults again.
More than that, it’s weird having to come up with stuff to talk about that isn’t child related. There is that coworker who doesn’t have kids that will shut down that topic, quickly. The person who will remind you that you signed up for having kids.