When my son was really little I didn’t have the benefit of being able to work from home, but I just assumed that’s how life was. It sucked because I hardly saw him during the week (long commute plus young kid with a bed time before I got home), and it was depressing. I missed his first day of school (thinking about that genuinely breaks my heart still to this day).
However, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to work from home on the vast majority of days for the last couple of years. He is now 8, and I have a 5 month old daughter, and I couldn’t be happier, because it means I get to witness all of the little things — she has just started rolling, and I get to see it in person all the time!