Being at home can be just as tough
I have the summer off from the Today Show on RTE - which I co-host with Daithi O Se (right) - which is great, but I think going to work is a lot easier than being at home.
Seriously, it's so much easier to go to work because being at home on your own is full-on - you're on the go all the time.
Cal is 14-months-old now and he's in between the crawling and walking stage at the moment.
It's the really dangerous stage where he's pulling stuff down on top of himself and getting into everything - I can't take my eyes off him for a second.
Every night I'm going to bed absolutely wrecked, thinking to myself, 'I didn't sit down even once today'.
You'd be tired from just watching everything and being up so early - most days it's a 6am start.
Even when I'm in work he's up that early, but it's amazing how quickly you get used to having so little sleep.
I never thought I'd get used to it, but it's amazing what parents adapt to. I used to be out dancing until 6am and now I'm getting up at that time.
It's lovely to spend so much time with Cal, but it's such a change. While work is tough, at least you can take your break. There's no break when you're at home.