Saturday, June 6, 2009

A 2nd Summer

This week has been an interesting one. I came back to school after an 11 week maternity leave. Long enough to be a summer vacation. Monday was interesting; I felt like the substitute. {{I had a student with a large energy drink on his desk. I told him to put it away ... and he looked at me and said: "Ms. Lambert let me have it!". (true or not ... who knows!) I just thought -- UM I'M THE TEACHER! haha}} I didn't know quite what was going on, but enough to make it by. I had so much to do, I didn't know where to start ... and worst of all ... I was ready to be at work and learn -- and everyone else was ready to have a summer vacation. To top it all ... I am coming back a sleep deprived new mommy. I am SO SO lucky that I had such a great substitute to hold down the forts while I was gone. She did such a great job -- putting up with more "crap" than she should have to ... and dealing with the worst time of the school year -- the end! She taught the toughest material in the curriculum -- and enjoyed it enough to want to be part of our team next year :) We are SO happy!

After wrapping up the week -- I get to have another nice long summer vacation. I get to enjoy being a stay at home mom for a bit longer before my reality sets in again. I did a pretty good job this week at keeping my school obligations at school so I could focus on my family while at home.

Next year will really help me determine whether or not this "working mom" gig will be permanent. I know whatever we decide -- will be the right decision. Joe and I have decided to take it one year at a time and make decisions based on what is best for our family. Until then -- I am going to enjoy my little turkey while I can. I am glad it's summer!


Lynsey said...

Happy Summer to us!