Sunday, October 7, 2012

Working Mom: Day 7.

My Top Reasons I Love Working:

1. I have a fiercely independent child who is well adjusted and not overly dependent on me.

2. It's nice to have extra wiggle room in the budget. After years of struggling after part time jobs and paying for someone always in school, it's nice to breathe.

3. I enjoy adult conversation & most of my co-workers. (I mean, there are always a few that get on your nerves, right?)

4. Teaching second grade was my dream in college. I finally got that position after nine years as a fourth grade teacher. You know what? I love it! They tell me I'm pretty & the best teacher every. single. day. What's not to love?

5. I pretty much teach at an award winning school and one of the best in our district. No joke. Jobs like these don't just come around that often. Took me eight years to get here.

6. Teacher hours=teacher breaks from school. Need I say more?

7. I have a huge sense of accomplishment when my kids start to "get it." We're not here yet, but we will be.

8. Kid hugs are the best hugs.

9. My bosses are pretty much the most awesome people ever. I've had great bosses at my last two schools including some I used to get Mexican with on a regular basis. True story. 

10. I'm proud of that master's degree I earned, and I love using it.


  1. That's awesome that you finally have your dream teaching position! It took me a long time to get my dream job too, but good things come to those who wait...and those who are persistent!

    Adult conversations are hugely important. They make you a better mommy.

  2. Ha! When I read the title of your post I thought: Oooh! We could write dueling posts. In a completely harmless banter-type way. lol! Anyhow, after I read your post i found my self saying oh, yes I do remember the great part of that, and even during my year as a substitute teacher whenever anyone asked what i made, i would tell them but then i would make it look better by saying "But that's counting teacher hour and lunch breaks and the time it takes them to change classes, so I am basically getting paid 8 hours pay for 6 hours work! (I was a young hippie then, I do NOT see things the same way any more. I think teachers work their 8 hours and well beyond that often sacrificing their personal time for the sake of parent meetings, grading schoolwork, tutoring, etc. ) They do so much that goes unnoticed. But I am now way of topic. I agree with most all of your points! :) I like this series actually!

  3. It is so hard to get a "dream" teaching position, and I'm very happy where I am teaching! Yes, good things do come to those who wait, and also trust in the Lord. =) Thanks for stopping by, Sage!

    Lindsay, I can't wait to see you on Saturday! We can talk about our dueling blog posts. Sounds like the great new series! Haha!And yes, teachers spend too much of our personal time dealing with work. That's the downside to my job for sure! =)