Thursday, November 6, 2008
Once a month I am gifted a night out with old teacher friends who I see not nearly enough. When I was teaching we had a monthly game of Bunko that rotated houses. It was time to relax, talk school, talk life - while having a beverage, eating some yummy appetizers and gambling a little money. (What's five dollars)...when I resigned from my job to stay home with my boys I worried about losing contact with my teacher friends but they insisted that I could still be apart of the bunko night. Thank goodness. I have truly enjoyed seeing them each month. I love hearing them all chatter on about school. It makes me miss it oh so much....it makes me appreciate being home because I honestly don't know how they all manage to balance home and work and still find time to laugh. My bunko nights have me up in the middle of the night pondering life. How much do I miss the classroom...is the choice to be home the right one. I have come to realize that there is no question that I have made the right choice. I love being home with my boys. However, the creative outlet that teaching gives me, the social circle that my coworkers gave me, and the fufillment of knowing I was making a difference in children's lives makes me look forward to the day when I can step back into that role. I believe I am lucky to have such an exciting profession to look forward to entering in the not so distant future. But for now, I will appreciate that I have the privelge of waking when my boys wake in the morning, lounging in pjs for a little longer than normal, and doing whatever fits our mood tomorrow. I miss the classroom but I also don't want to miss tomorrow. So I will appreciate that I still get to hang out with some amazing women who inspire my future and remind me of what is waiting for me when these next few years pass. I do hope they don't pass to quickly.
at 9:44 PM Posted by For the Love of Naps - Sarah