This morning I was able to attend Cameron's awards ceremony at school. I'll be headed into work for a 1/2 day in an hour. This is also my last day until August 1. Wow. I still can't believe I am done with my first year back to work.
Had you asked me a couple years ago if I would go back to work full time this soon, I would have said you were crazy. Even when I started my long term sub position last spring, I remember meeting with my friend for coffee and telling her I would NEVER consider going full time.
But things change. :) I was scared to death, but enjoyed being a School Psychologist during that time. I enjoyed having "work friends" once again. When a position opened up, it just seemed too perfect. A five minute commute? Summer and holiday breaks off? Helping my family financially? A husband who works from home and can be with our kids? Chris and I both felt it at least needed to be tried.
So I tried. And I made it. I cried on numerous occasions and I did NOT like the amount of work I had to bring home. But I enjoyed my work overall, the people I worked with, and now when all is said and done, it went pretty okay. ;)
The thing that made being away from the kids much easier was knowing that when I was at work, they were with Chris. I like knowing their relationship grew even stronger. I'm so thankful for a husband who made not having mommy full time actually fun. Whether it was taking them out for their once a week lunch dates, or helping them with their homework, or me coming home to the three of them playing board games...he's pretty great.
So things will be pretty much the same for me next year except that I will be full time with preschool and I won't have an elementary site. I'm REALLY excited for this move.
But I'm also REALLY excited for summer!! Really. Excited.