Heading back to work from maternity leave can be a little stressful. Especially that first day when you have to part with your little one. Matt Coyne, a blogger, and dad, decided to turn the stress into a laugh with some hilarious Photoshop edits he sent to his wife as she texted him from work asking how it was going with their son Charlie.
As Coyne put it, “Tough week. Charlie’s mum’s maternity leave ended…It’s true to say that as Lyns walked out the door that first morning there was quite a few tears, sobbing, and protest-soiling.. but, in my defence, by lunchtime I had calmed down a bit…I promised to keep in touch.”
After asking how it was going with the baby, the reply she got back included pictures of Coyne and Charlie at bars, strip clubs, and out skydiving. Her reply to these photos go from tolerant remarks to humorous threats, insisting that Coyne gave her a real update.
The convo between the couple has spread like wildfire across social media, with many others sharing relatable, goofy parenting stories.
There will be hard days as you transition back to work, but hopefully, there will be people in your life that make it an easier (and comical) experience.