I am a working mom. There are times, I wish that I did not have to work! I stayed home with the kids for 5 years, and I am so thankful for that time. But now with a 15 year old and soon to be 13 year old, I am working. At times it’s HARD, I get tired working all day, come home to LOTS of activities, dinner, laundry, etc. I feel bad that sometimes I just don’t have the emotional energy to “be there” for my kids.
However, I have found little tricks (like a 10 min power nap, and regular exercise, and an occasional pick me up stop at a dear little bakery that happens to be right on the way home from school) that seem to help. BUT, as a working mom, I can not even begin to tell you how thankful I am for my job. I am a special ed teacher, I teach at the same school SportTman attends, Drums also teaches there. And in 2 years, The Inventor will also attend “our high school.” Being all together, just makes this working thing so much easier. The Inventor walks down to the high school each day after school, SportTman comes to my classroom and we all drive home TOGETHER.
I see SportTman many times through out the day, I see him with his friends in the hallway, and at lunch. How many moms get to be in their kids HS all day?
So even though there are times when I get so frustrated with having to work, I love teaching at the same school my kids attend!
I also LOVE having snow days off together!!! We are working on day 2 of being off of school due to a blizzard.
Yes I did use the “B” word, and yes it was an impressive blizzard!
So we have all been home together, having fun, watching movies, eating homemade chocolate chip cookies and playing in the snow! It’s nice to have a job where I can be OFF with the kids and don’t have to worry about getting to work on the days schools are closed.
So even though there are THOSE moments when I just want to quit my job, in the big picture I am thankful for my job.
And I can’t resist posting lots of those crazy snow pictures! 🙂
SportTman in his fort, in the midst of the blizzard!
Making snow angels!
In the fort with SportTman