Anyway, here I am...ready for school to start! I love seeing the school supplies out when we visit Target or Wal-Mart. I love the thought of a brand new year, a new start, new students, all the great possibilities. Yes, I am a dork, but hey...that's me. I love teaching. Like parenting...some days are bad, but most days are good. All in all, I love my job and wouldn't/couldn't do anything different, and I just don't see what is so wrong with that. :) I love my kids, believe me, but by the end of the day I am all "touched out" from my velcro baby girl and all talked out by my motormouth son. I feel like I am much better wife and mom when I am able to get out and do something different, be around adults, etc. Granted, there's not a lot of time to talk to other adults when you are so focused on teaching the kids, but still...there's before school, lunchtime, and after school. Its nice. I love my principal, love the people I work with...couldn't imagine a better place to teach. When I come home from school, I am engaged with my kiddos and feel like my time with them is more "quality" time, whereas by this point in the summer, its just "quantity"...Also, when I am working, I feel like I am a much better wife because I can talk to my husband and I'm more interested in his day because I've been away from him, whereas during the summer we are together all.day.every.day.
Maybe this tirade is just my way of easing my guilt over being a working mom, but whatever. If you think I'm terrible for working outside the home, please don't let me know. I am much too sensitive. :) If you understand and can help me feel better/more normal for wanting (needing) some time away from the kids, then go for it! Thanks for reading!