I have been working three mornings a week at the Little Church on the Lane Preschool since the beginning of November. It has been a bit stressful at times, especially when Tom is out of town. Because the church is towards Uptown I have to give myself thirty minutes to get to work, where as it usually takes me only fifteen minutes on Sunday mornings. The traffic was definitely a drawback to the job, but now I have come to enjoy my time in the car, listening to the radio or just sitting quietly after the chaos of the morning. It was an adjustment, especially since having the other two start school this year, but I have grown to really enjoy my job. I am looking forward to going back again next year.
When I first started the job, I thought that I would just be teaching two-year-olds and receiving a check for my work. I didn’t even consider a major benefit of the job: working and talking with other women. I get to talk and laugh with other women three mornings a week! I love it! This job has been such a blessing to me. Not only do I make money, but I get to have fun at the same time. The kids are fantastic and I enjoyed teaching each and every one of them. I also had the pleasure of working with Yolanda Chisholm every day. We had so much fun together! I feel so blessed to have been partnered up with her. We like each other so much that we are going to do it again next year. I had a hard time saying “Good-bye” to her yesterday. I know that we will see each other over the summer, but it won’t be the same as spending every other morning together.
Here we are in our brightly colored, yellow room….
All that being said, yes, I am ready to be done teaching for the summer. Mostly, I am just tired of having to get up in the morning and have to be somewhere by a certain time. I am tired of packing lunches and trying to get everyone (and myself) ready by 7:45am each morning. It will be so nice to wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and have my peanut butter and honey toast at the table instead of in the car or while standing up at the counter. Now that both kids are in school and I am working three days a week, I can understand and appreciate the need for summer vacation. It is a time to play together as a family and slow life down a bit. I am looking forward to going to the gym again, which I haven’t done that in many, many months. I actually went today for the first time since I started the job in November.
Little Church is so good to me. I get to worship there on Sundays with my church family and now I have another family there during the week. I am a very lucky/blessed girl!