It's off to work I go!
So tomorrow morning I'm going to get up early (EARLY!), get the kids ready, and go to work.
And then I'm going to do it again the next day.
Every weekday for about the next eight weeks.
It is a bit of a long story, how this all came to be, and I'm not going into it tonight because I should probably be sleeping already. . .
I have taken a long term substitute teaching job that will begin tomorrow and last until the end of the school year. However, it isn't quite as dramatic as it sounds because. . .
I'll only be working half days!
I've known about this for maybe a month now? And every time I start to freak out about what a huge, despite being temporary, change this will be for us, I take a step back and remind myself that the kids and I will be home by noon every day.
I have been reluctant to write about the situation because I was a little fearful of offending someone by bringing up the whole stay-at-home vs. work outside the home debate. Right now I have many thoughts about the stay-at-home or not situation and what it means for our family specifically. Part of the reason I took this job was to get a little taste of what my returning to work might be like for us.
I am subbing for the maternity leave of an elementary intervention specialist, working with small groups of fourth graders on reading, writing, and math. I'll be working right up to the end of the school year. Kind of wild to think that summer vacation is only about eight weeks away!
Wish me luck.