Well . . . yesterday was the first day of school for all the schools around Jonesboro. For me, it started with Michael asking me a question as he got ready to leave for work yesterday morning. He said, "Aren't you glad you're not getting up and going to teach today?" I said "yes" and realized I had made the right choice in deciding to stay home with Hayden. I will miss teaching a lot, and it was a little weird to know school was starting and I wasn't there. But, when I look at Hayden, I realize I do have a teaching job here at home, one that I wouldn't want anyone else to do. I hope I can teach Hayden a lot every day as he grows and changes.
On another note, I really admire all the mothers who work outside the home as well. It takes a lot of energy to get up, get everyone ready, and get to work, then take care of the kids and home as well. Wow! I did it for just a few days last week when I went to inservice activities to get some Professional Development hours. Working mothers should really be commended for all they do!