Friday, August 22, 2014
When I was pregnant, I had the Mommy Wars going on inside my own head. I was utterly convinced I should stay at home with my child, and I was utterly convinced I needed to keep working if only for sanity's sake. I went back and forth about what to do and felt pretty terrible about all potential choices.
I really love my job. I also really love my son. So I ended up going for a bit of a compromise. I'm taking three months off from the school year and then returning to work. Yesterday was open house, and I went to see my students and let them know I wasn't going to be there at the start, but I'm coming back! We were supposed to wear school colors -- red, black and white -- so I wore this.
These are new Dansko heels I bought on eBay. So cute. A little Wicked Witch of the West in the best possible way.
While at school, I really wanted to be back at work. I love the start of the school year. I love my students. I love teaching. But now that I'm back at home, I'm glad I get to spend more time with my son. He will only be this little once. He's already huge compared to what he was three weeks ago! I love his little dolphin noises and his snuggles and the weight of him in my arms. I am glad I get three more months to enjoy him all day every day.