Thursday, October 7, 2010

An Oxymoronic Week

     I have basically survived my first week back at school!  We have a school improvement day tomorrow so I'll be at work, but in meetings and not working with students.  Yesterday it felt like the longest week ever, and today it feels infinitely even longer.  It seems like Monday, my first day back, was an eternity ago.  To think that last week I was just beginning my day-long cry-fest over having to leave my baby is insane.  At the same time, it doesn't feel like tomorrow is Friday and it actually went really fast.  It's already almost time for the weekend when I can be with my boys!!
     I do have to say being back at work is okay, I love my job and that has made all the difference in being able to go back to work and feel good about my life.  I have enjoyed seeing all the friendly faces from colleagues and students.  I have a few new students and in these last four days I've already gotten to know them and can tell it's going to be fun to work with them.  I can tell that there is a definite energy to my teaching after having such a nice, long break.  It feels great!  
     I also have to say I so miss snuggling with my baby and cooking and being able to go to the library and watching TLC.  It so weird to love and hate having to go to work at the same time.  In the end, I know it's healthy for me and the kiddos.  I love being busy and productive and I love that my sons get to go to daycare and be around other kids and paint and play and have their own busy days.  At least at the end of the day I get to come home to them and "they" do say fondness makes the heart grow fonder, right?  
     I'm loving this baby a gazillion times more every day!
And how awesome is this?  There has been a lot less TV and a ton more reading!  It's pretty awesome.
Danny, Dad, and Jordan


Laraf123 said...

Do people tell you this twenty times each day? Danny looks like a mini Chad! Well, mini may not be the right word. He's getting so big. That last picture is a classic!

Emily Jane said...

Aww, I'm glad that you're feeling good about going back to work, and yes, fondness makes the heart grow fonder, but absence does that too ;)

I adore those pictures!! It must be awesome to come home to READING being done instead of TV watching - I swear I'm going to insist on that when I become a mum :)

Aunt Jacquie said...

Aww sooo cute!! I can't wait to see you guys tomorrow =D

Ray said...

Like the roses need the rain. Like the poet needs the pain. We can't live without sharing.thanks for your awesome blog.Best regards!

Mom said...

It was a great weekend, I had so much fun with you guys. The first week of work is gone, I hope next week is easier. I am so proud of you, you are a great Mom and I know how much you love being a teacher. This picture of Danny is so cute, can I please have a copy for Mamita. Have a relaxing day tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet photo! :)

Stephanie said...

He is so adorable! I am so happy to hear that you are happy to be back at work.