You know you’re a teacher when your husband tells you, “You do this every June and every September.”
Yep, it’s that crazy time of year again – the time when I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off, trying to figure out how I can possibly get my work done and still feel like a caring mother and wife. I tend to start questioning myself. What on Earth made me think I could handle working full time as a teacher and part time for LeapFrog? Will I ever have any time to do anything for myself again? Will I ever make it home at a reasonable hour? Will my kids look back on their childhood and wish I was home more during the school year? HAS ANYONE SEEN MY LABEL MAKER AND HOW COULD STAPLES POSSIBLY BE SOLD OUT OF LAMINATING POUCHES?
I’m usually very organized with my meal planning, but in June and September that all goes out the window. Thankfully, my hubby has been saying things like, “I’ve already got the turkey burgers on the grill!” That’s an awesome statement to hear when you walk in the door 15 minutes before your kids need to walk out of the door. Any other month of the year, and I would have had dinner in the crockpot by 7am and a salad ready in the fridge. In September, on the other hand, it’s all about school and all sense of home organization just feels buried beneath school work.
Needless to say, the blogging has taken a back seat while I settle into my new school, new district, and get to know 34 little friends and all of their needs. At least I have memories of Summer relaxation to fall back on when the going gets tough.