...because we all have our motley moments!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cuter than when I dropped him off

Last week I went "back to work" (if you can call working one day a week "back to work") I am tutoring at a Home School Co-op. I am tutoring Alg. 1, Alg. 2, and Advanced Math. It is the perfect job for me right now. I only work 4.5 hours a week. I get to teach math and there is FREE daycare for my son. It all sounded so great to me until I had to drop off my Little King at the daycare.

The daycare is great. The people who run are good. That was not the problem. I was the problem. I did not want to leave my son for 4.5 hours. I had never left him with anyone for that long. As I drove closer and closer to work the more and more I got nervous, and sad. But I sucked it up and went to the nursery and dropped him off. He waved and said "bub-bye" to me as I walked out the door. I walked quickly to my room to set up for the first class (can you call 9 students a class?) I didn't look back, I knew if I did I would be right back in the nursery! So, I started to teach. Time went by pretty quickly as I got back into my teacher role. But, I was SO SO SO SO SO excited to go and pick up my Little King at the end of my teaching time. When I entered the nursery, I couldn't believe it. I don't know how it happened but...

My son had, some how, gotten cuter in the last 4.5 hours. I didn't think that was possible, but he was so ADORABLE! I just wanted to eat him up, kiss and snuggle him! So, I did! And he loved it!

When I told my friend, Joy this story she said: "I know what you mean, coming home to my kids is like coming home to a present every day! I am always so excited to see them!"

It is totally true what they say: Absence makes the heart grow fonder.


Liz said...

I agree, Fawnda, absence does make the heart grow fonder. I enjoy having a break from my kids, but I always miss them and just want to eat them up when I get back to them! Kudos to you for going back to work. Sounds like a dream job!

Donna said...

That does sound like the perfect part-time job! And little breaks from the kiddos can be very healthy for everyone. Good luck with your new endeavor!

Lindsay said...

I think it's important for all moms to get a break from their kids. Plus it really is good for kids to be watched over by someone else on occasion. Either in your situation, babysitters, or church nursery. It helps the kids learn to take instruction from another adult, and it gives us mommy a break. I always feel refreshed after a little bit away.

Congratulations on finding a perfect "job"

fawnda said...

It really is a pretty sweet job that I have. It is just enough for me to feel like I am doing something, but little enough that it is still enjoyable! I feel pretty blessed to have it!

I also agree that it is good to have time away from my son, and for him to have time away from me.

Pam said...

I agree with all the others - your job sounds perfect! Good luck to you and your little guy as you both adjust.