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.