Friday, April 17, 2009

Back in My Groove ...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE being home with Jace ... but sometimes it gets a little ... monotonous. I am used to the fast paced middle school life. I miss my students. I miss my math. I miss my friends. I love my new life, but miss my old one and I am looking forward to the day when I can meld the two together.

After a long "single" week ... I needed to get out. Jace went to play with his new friend, Bentley (in our ward ... he's 2 and calls my son "baby Jace". SO CUTE) while I picked up Cafe Rio for my friends. I got to school a bit early so I visited my 5th period. {{Side note ... walking into my classroom was a great experience. One of my students opened the door for me (it was locked) and didn't notice it was me, or didn't realize that I shouldn't be the one entering the room. He momentarily got this shocked expression on his face then a huge grin as the rest of the class shouted my praise :) They were happy to see me ... and I them!}} I was watching my substitute talk to my class ... and I was getting a bit jealous. I don't know if she sensed it ... but she asked if I wanted to teach. YES YES YES as I skipped to the board. I was a bit rusty ... but I had a good time. They then went to lunch (they were surprised when I held them back 12 seconds to finish my sentence ... ) and I got to finish the lesson afterwards. It felt great! I then rushed home to pick up Jace.

Today I got the best of both worlds ...

3 comments:

Joanie said...

Jen, I love reading your blog and watching you make this transition to motherhood. Being a mother is frequently a monotonous, thankless job... but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I've shaped the next generation (for good or ill). What an awesome responsibility!
I wish you the best with melding two careers... I've been there and much prefer having only one fulltime job.
Love you lots,
YLA

Bryce & Cortney Alvord said...

Jen! I need a HUGE favor and I can't find your phone number. Is there any chance that you could write a note and put it on our door to the Fedex guy to leave the package and just write Bryce & Cortney Alvord on it. And put on there if he needs to to leave with a neighbor. It's our new cellphones and my phone is really on the outs! If not, no big deal, but we didn't realize signatures were required :) THANKS!!! I OWE YOU!!!

Kirsten said...

Teaching is like riding a bike. You never forget how and you'll always be good at it!