Friday, August 27, 2010

(Another) Brand New Day

Okay, we're not to this point yet, but give me another week or two! For the first time in nine years I've returned to full-time work. No, it's not 9 to 5...more like 8 to 3. Not quite as catchy a tune.

I am glad to be working again this year at CAK elementary school, where Reed is in third grade. Last year I enjoyed a part-time position in the office; this year I am working as a teacher's aide Monday through Friday.

Wow, when I last worked full time we only had one child, and he was still in diapers. We didn't have homework to do, piano to practice, a puppy to play with, or school uniforms to wash. I came home, and Seth and I headed to the park to swing.

It has been a tremendous blessing to be home with Seth and Reed these past nine years. Honestly, it wasn't an easy transition for me - from working mom to stay-at-home mom - but I came to cherish the freedom of being with my boys all day every day.

Now I find myself making another difficult transition. That's part of the journey, though - isn't it? Maneuvering the bends in the road. In this case, dust bunnies, soiled laundry, and dirty dishes are piled in these bends.

So, if you see Seth and Reed with stains on their school uniforms, please give me some grace (and keep your camera handy because Lego clothes might be next!).


Kate Kehne said...

Biblestudy wasn't the same without you this morning! You were missed! Hope to see you soon!

The Coker family said...

Good luck! I know that you'll do an amazing job - both at home and at work. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers as you make this transition! For me, the fear (actually dread) of the unknown was awful - many, many tears shed. So far, it's truly been an amazing experience, and I had no idea how much I needed it. I've been shocked by how much more I seem to accomplish now that I have considerably less time - although I suspect that you're much, much better at managing your time independantly than I am. It's a good thing that I wear my pajamas to work, or else I might be the one wearing legos.