Both the older kids stayed home from school: illness -- round two. I'm suspicious it may be strep.
It's kinda nice being home and not having to quickly run out again for some other scheduled, overbooked event. It makes me appreciate those pre-school days when it was all about home and not much else.
So it's a jammy-wearing, tea-sipping, T.V.-watching kind of afternoon -- and no real rush to create "dinner magic"!
Recent announcement at work: one of the current 4th grade teachers announces "adieu" after this school year; full-time position available; anyone in-house interested?
I say, "Does the pope wear a funny hat?!"
I quickly whip off an email to Pos: am I crazy to even consider this?!
It depends on what you want, he replies, what is it about this job that appeals to you?
- The other 4th grade teacher is awesome! A major selling point.
- The Intermediate Aides are also awesome! They'd totally have my back when things got tough.
- I love the idea of being in charge of a classroom.
- I love teaching/learning.
- I've already been in the "system" for over three years now -- I feel confident I'd figure out how to make things work
- Would get complete tuition remission for all three of my kids -- through two years of college (if they choose to go to the church-affiliated college)!!
- I'd have to actively arrange "other" care for my youngest (will be a 3rd grader next year) after school -- that's a tough one to wrap my head around because I've just about always been his after school care.
- I'd have to plug in many more hours to get this job done -- which gets taken away from family, friends, dog, housework ...
- I go from grading and writing reports for 3-5 students to about 15-19 students each term
- I don't have an education degree -- I have a B.A. in psychology from Penn
- I'd be unavoidably subjected to the political hoopla that is so typically of this kind of school
- I didn't grow up in this church -- don't really know the songs, the recitations, the subtle themes. I've sorta been lip syncing it thus far.
In the meantime, I'll go and take my poochie for a stroll in the snow. I'll continue to avoid having to cook dinner. And I'll continue to wish for a much-anticipated snow day for tomorrow.