Those of you who know me, know what to expect whenever the Carlton Dance resurfaces.
Yep. It is my Happy Dance!
Which can only mean one thing - good news!
I got the long-awaited phone call from work earlier today. HSS and myself had just been playing with Morgan and I was in the process of changing her nappy when the phone call came through. At first, they hung up by the time HSS handed me my phone. Soon after though, the phone rang again.
MY REQUEST FOR REDUCED HOURS GOT APPROVED!
This means I will now be working 4 days a week - for a total of 30 hours. And - I will always go back home to an awake Morgan. It also means I won't need the daycare as much - thus, less expenses.
Then, I got told I'd be called back with a confirmation of when I'll be returning back to work. I thanked the HR Manager and hung up.
Morgan was in a playful mood then - and she seemed to have decided that forevermore, I should take on the role of Bad Cop whereas HSS would be Good Cop. We had an 'argument', her and I, over her wanting to suck on her hand instead of the dummy. HSS couldn't keep a straight face. She kept spitting out, or pulling out, the dummy, looking at him with a grin on her face, then looking at me with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, grin, and slowly move her hand towards her mouth. Eventually, she'd put her hand in her mouth, which is when I'd go "MORGAN! No handy!" and she'd immediately remove her hand, and allow me to give her the dummy. We kept this up for a good 15 - 30 minutes. I must admit, I too was trying not to burst out laughing. I need to practise my stern look and "the voice" though.
|Mischief is afoot! 14th May 2012|
After what seemed like an eternity, I got a call back from work. They informed me that I will be returning back to work on the 2nd July! ANOTHER MONTH WITH MORGAN!
AND it will be paid. I'll then have 5 weeks of working 9-6 Mon-Fri due to refresher classroom training, followed by a good number of weeks of Mon-Fri 9-3 of hands-on training, after which I'd be going on my fixed, reduced hours. Any hours I work which exceed the 30 hours weekly would be taken as time in lieu, meaning my leave will be regained rather than getting paid extra. I'm happy doing that.
Morgan and I then went for coffeetimes and banter with my mum, followed by a quick trip top the store to buy her formula milk, then back home for bath and bottle. she is now happily snoozing the evening away.
Anyway - off to prepare her bottles now!