Written By Christine
Christine is a (mostly) stay at home mum to 2 boys and a little girl. Join her as she navigates life raising a special needs child and all of the trials and triumphs that she and her family encounter on their journey.Read Her Blog "Sometimes Holland Feels Like Hell"
For the past 10 years I have been fortunate enough to stay at home with my kids.
When Cuyler was in senior K and Cam was in grade one (and Eva not yet 1) I was asked if I would be willing to work a few hours a week covering EA lunches and supervising a kindergarten class at lunch at their school. I though it was a good opportunity to earn a (very) little bit of cash, be involved in the kids school and get my foot into the door of the school board.
I’ve done it every year since working Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 3 hours a day.
Even though it is a paid position I have always still felt as though I’m a stay at home mom.
Then it hit me…this is my last year of having a child at home. Our school is slated for full time kindergarten next year and I’ll be sending my baby off. That gave me a bit of the sads so I thought I’d give her 100% of me before my role as stay at home mom is cut back considerably. I realized that one hundred percent of me would mean working at the school the days that she goes. I can be with her 5 days a week – including the days she’s at school.
Can they help me in the kindergarten room? Can I help in their classrooms?
My decision was made. I was not ready to hang up the hair net or retire the orthopedic shoes.