Some of you may have thought, "she must be on vacation". Quite the contrary, school has started again. For those of you who are on traditional school schedules you are still enjoying your summer break. We are on a multi-track year round schedule and my track only has a week between school years. I am a job share first grade teacher, where the first week of school I teach all five days with my fabulous partner, and the rest of the weeks I teach one day a week. Here is a sneak peak at the numbers I have been adding up in my head since my last post.
100 - the number of times I have hacked, worrying everyone around me (my antibiotic did not work that well)
99- the number of times I have thought, "I am so proud of him!" (D is in my class this year and it has been exciting to see him enter first grade)
98 - the number of times I wanted to visit blogs and make a post but just had too much to do.
20- the number of sweethearts that I will teach this year
10- the number of days since I picked up my mail last (I was sad when we weren't invited to the coolest july 4th party in town, then I found the invitation in our mailbox today! Sorry j.s.! )
9 - the number of times I screamed at the tv during The Bachelorette finale when she did not choose the guy I wanted!!!!
8 - the number of friends I miss because I have not been seeing them often.
4 - the number of laundry loads I need to do!
3 - the number of phone calls I have not been able to return because I am so dang busy!
2 - the number of times I have thought about the Kauai Marriott in this heat!
1 - the number of hot dads that came to Back To School Night last night! (I am talking about my hot dad hubby since he came to support me and D)
My admiration goes out to all moms and wives who work full time. It is so difficult to achieve balance being pulled in so many directions. I am so grateful that I have the best of both worlds, a wonderful part-time job with amazing colleagues AND being able to stay home and be a mom and housewife (I know it sounds old fashioned, but I worked hard to get that title and am darn proud of it!)