Friday, May 28, 2010

Here we go.

I have officially put my teaching career on hold to focus on being a mommy.
It's never easy to say goodbye to my class is each year, but this time it was particularly difficult. I won't see these kids in the hallways. I won't be there for former students to visit during recess or before school. I won't walk onto the playground and get attacked by a mob of hugging girls. Teachers teach because we love children and we love learning. I don't know if I've made a profound difference in any of my students' lives, but many of them have touched my heart and forever changed me.
Ah, Bethany School and all of my little munchkins. I'm going to miss everything.

My daughter is amazing. I am so glad to be able to spend more time with her, except I don't know if I'm up for the challenge. Taking care of 23 second graders is a lot different than caring for one 3.5 month old. Plus I have training and practice with teaching. Baby care is a whole new world. Pregnancy wasn't so bad because I knew that if I wanted to take care of the baby all I had to do was take care of myself. Now that she's living outside of my body I have to find time to take care of both of us, and not neglect the hubby. It is a balancing act that I have not mastered and honestly doubt if I ever will.

You know what will help get me through?
Sweet Baby laughter and the fact that she finds the dog absolutely hilarious. Nothing brightens my day more quickly than the sound of her giggles.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

A breath of fresh air

This is my first day off since April 5th and it is oh so amazing. I can't believe how relaxing it is to be get up in the morning and know that I have hours before I need to leave the house. Laundry doesn't seem like a chore when I actually have time to fold it. This is incredible and I am greatly looking forward to the end of the school year next week.

My Barry is another year older today. Happy Birthday to him!

Baby Bean is sick with her second cold. I'm fairly certain she takes after me in the mucus production department. Poor thing. It is kind of cute when she snores, though. Though I like how long she sleeps when she's not feeling well, I'm hoping it clears up quickly.

I've got report cards to finish, Sharing Time to plan, laundry to do, and a cake to bake. Please excuse me.

Monday, May 3, 2010

countdown

Dear 5:30 A.M.,

Though you are much nicer during these Spring mornings, I have to be honest, I do not like you very much. I am counting down our days together and am delighted to say that there are only 18 left. I cannot wait for the glorious day when I push the little "off" button next to my alarm that says "5:30 A.M. Monday - Friday." Until then, Boo on you.

Sincerely,
Sleepy Sarah