a whole year

It has been a year since I made a job change. A year since I was winding down a classroom full of sweet & crazy 1st graders who were ready for summer. A year since I sat on a playground for recess laughing with my friends while also being a referee for very active 6 year olds. A year since I sat in a little chair to scarf down my lunch & have 20 minutes of adult time. A year since I got to use ridiculous amounts of clipart in daily emails to the VM's (my 1st grade team posse). 

I knew that quitting my job as a teacher would be hard. I worked with some of my best friends and that kind of opportunity just doesn't come along very often. I knew that it would be different not knowing the kids they were talking about in conversations. I knew it would be different because I wouldn't have nearly as much adult interaction sans baby if I stayed home. But? For me? It was the right choice. Being a stay at home mom. It was one of those decisions that just felt right.

I would be lying if I told you that every single day is filled with rainbows and butterflies. It's not. Or that I am a super organized mom that teaches G straight from a preschool curriculum? um, we read lots of truck books? 

 There are days that totally test my patience and I literally stare at the clock waiting on Ben to get home. There are days that I push bedtime back a little bit because G is in such a great mood and I don't want the day to end. 

I can't believe it has already been a year. What a crazy & fun one it has been! When I think about it I can't help but feel so thankful that I do have the opportunity right now to stay home with our boys. I'm just so happy to be here, right now, in this season of life.


Stephanie said...

I am so happy you get this opportunity! G & G are two lucky fellas!

JB said...

Great post! Grayson is just adorable. :)

Julie Beth Fox

Happiness Is... said...

I am so curious if I would like staying at home but scared as heck to give up my income and "me time" - I don't know what not working is like.

Marci said...

I can't wait until I get to stay at home! I know it will be a big change from working, but I think it will be wonderful to stay at home with Landon and any future kiddos. Someday... The hubs says I can quit whenever I want...but I'm not quite ready. Soon though!

Melissa said...

I love this! I miss teaching sometimes too (especially on the tough days), but I'm so glad to be able to stay at home as well. It's by far the toughest job!