Monday, March 21, 2011

A Post from the Elusive "Mommy"

Hello out there!  I know it has been an absurdly long time since I last wrote a post and I don't really have a very good excuse.  Mostly, I've just been completely exhausted at all times and every spare moment I've had has been spent with the boys or with Travis.  So I thought I'd post a quick update.

I started a new job - as many of you have gathered if you didn't know already - baking overnight for Panera Bread.  Getting used to my new sleep schedule has been a challenge.  I've always been a night person, but I was certainly not used to staying up and WORKING from 10 pm to 6 am.  And in a job where you're in and out of ovens, you need to be alert not just awake.  Making time for my family has been especially challenging.  In all honesty, I thought that the new hours would be a fantastic situation for us but they've been such a struggle for me.  I feel like a lot of the time I spend with Eli and Jude (which isn't a lot, at the moment) I am too tired to move or play.  Sometimes they'll sit and cuddle with me on the couch but I can tell they're getting frustrated.  I guess I'm just having a hard time with the transition to being a real working mom.  I was spoiled before, working at the preschool, and it has been harder than I originally anticipated to work away from my kids.  Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying my new job and I LOVE Eli and Jude's new preschool, but I have a new respect for other working moms.

The new preschool is amazing.  I don't want to get too bogged down here about all of the reasons why it's better than the last one but it has renewed my faith in early childhood education.  Besides, it's just drama that makes me upset and it's not really worth thinking about anymore.  I now realize that not everyone is just in it for the money.  I no longer feel like Eli and Jude have dollar signs stamped on their foreheads.  Their class is nice and small, I love their teachers, and I feel so good knowing that they're actually LEARNING!  They do Spanish and Sign Language also, which I'm very happy about.  Basically, I almost didn't want to put the boys in daycare because of our experience with the last preschool but it's clear now that the last place was just terrible.

Well, that's all I have to say for now.  And it's time for me to go to sleep!  Have a good day!

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