One of the most common questions I get these days is "Are you going back to work?" And although I never say it and I know exactly what they mean, I think to myself "I do work, and it's one tough job." But I realize they mean will I go back to teaching. I miss teaching greatly but Eric and I are just starting out our family and I have a bigger, more important job to do right now. Not that teaching isn't important, but this job, my job as mommy, is one of the most important jobs I will ever do in my life.
So will I ever go back to teaching? The short answer, yes! I can't imagine never teaching again. It became a part of who I am and I loved it. The long answer, we would like to have two children, and if everything works out as we would like, I will return when the youngest enters kindergarten.
Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can do, you not only feel like you make a difference, but you know you do. And although I loved my job as a teacher, I love my new job so much more and find it more rewarding and fulfilling then I could have imagined. It's a job of tickles and raspberries, hugs and kisses, cuddles and kissing boo-boos, feeding and baths, storybooks and songs, cleaning and cooking, play-dates and errands, peek-a-boo and horsy rides, I could go on and on. But most importantly, I am still a teacher, I am the most important teacher in one little girl's life!
Teaching is a job that I can always return to (or leave if need be) but being a mother is the job I will do everyday for the rest of my life.
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