You know how people say you should "expect the unexpected". Well, it's true! This week, this Mama got a job! Yes, you read that correctly. I am going back into the classroom - as a Preschool Teacher (with 3 year olds)! After sharing my "lack of finding a job" woes with you, I am thrilled to now be able to share this good news.
You can't even begin to imagine how excited I am to have my own classroom again... or how nervous I feel. Not because I don't think I can do it (I know I can!) but because I don't have much time to get myself, my classroom or my "stuff" in order. I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to things like that, so not having planned ahead for this and being thrust into it last minute, has me a bit thrown for a loop.
My head is spinning with thoughts of classroom layout, welcome gifts for the kiddos, letters to parents, first activities, etc. It feels so good to be thinking of all this again though, it's what I LOVE to do.
The Lil Divas are, for the most part, excited for me. The Littlest Diva has had a few moments of jealousy. She may or may not have casually mentioned a few times that she didn't want me working with "cute little kids". (haha!) Of course, it will be an adjustment for all of us but I am confident that things will go well. It really couldn't be better timing. Both Lil Divas are in school full days this year and my teaching hours are part-time so I will still get to drop them off at school every morning and pick them up in the afternoons. We couldn't ask for more.
You might be wondering what this will mean for the blog? I have been thinking about that too, a lot. I am hoping that not much will be affected here. This blog is first and foremost about the things the Lil Divas and I do together. That is what it will continue to be. I plan to continue our "after school fun" activities at home. After all, enriching my Lil Divas is always my #1 priority. Realistically, I might not get to post every day. Truth be told, it's always been hard for me on a regular basis to keep that up anyway. My plan is to continue to write and post as I can and I am aiming for 4-5 times a week (versus my current 7) but we'll see how it goes so please bear with me as I get myself organized and get into a groove.
Above all, wish me luck!
I could use your positive vibes and well wishes.