Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time with my Littles (27/31)

I am blessed to be able to job share this year. I teach in the afternoon all week with a focus on reading and writing. My teammate and I work closely to make sure that we are supporting each other with topics that we are both teaching. It has worked out wonderfully and gives me the opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with my daughter. During conference weeks, we alternate days (early release) and then share the conferences together. Today, I did not have to teach and we are finished with conference. This gave me the whole day with my youngest munchkins (Kindergartners don't go to school during conference week) and my daughter. 

It was so nice to have this time with them. We headed to the grocery store after dropping off my oldest son. J and I got something tasty at the Starbucks and began our trip. With each stop in the aisle, came a huge bear hug. 

"I'm so glad that we get a special day together mama!" 

My heart just about melted. My son is such a loving, sweet little man. I am so lucky to have him as my son. When he was younger, we used to take trips to Barnes and Noble to have breakfast and look at books. I miss that time as was reminded of how special it was when we were together today. 

We got home and snuggled on the couch and talked about plans for Spring Break. He is such a smart and thoughtful young man. He put a lot of thought into the events he'd like to attend. I am so excited to have calm, not rushed, fun time together. One more day, and then let the vacation time begin!


  1. it sounds as if you have a good dose of work time and time with your family. I am considering doing a job share next year, as I took a year away from an administration role to be with my kids... yet I feel apprehensive about the prospects of what I would teach, who I would be placed with, the dynamics of sharing a clasroom, etc. - but you have made it sound very positive ... especially the parts where you get to spend some extra time with your kiddos!!

    1. Job sharing can be hard with the wrong person. This has been so much better than the last time I tried this. Make sure that you are on the same page and that you have similar behavior policies and organization techniques. Good luck! It can be a marvelous thing.

  2. The year when I worked part time was the best year ever. I agree that the success of job sharing depends on the partners. My co-teacher was wonderful. The best thing about part-time job is that you actually have time for the family. I hope that your vacation will be filled more with calm, fun filled moments with your children. And maybe you will get some time just for yourself.