I also cannot believe that I could have been starting back to school this week...sending my baby to daycare, and figuring out a way to keep my sleepy eyes open and somewhat alert after being up multiple times a night with my growing girl.
I must admit.
It is weird.
It's a truly odd feeling to know that school is starting...and I'm not.
It's a really weird feeling knowing my classroom will still be occupied...but not by me.
It's a tiny bit sad to know that 29038 funny things will be said by my students...but I won't hear them. [Gotta admit I'll miss all the "Funny Kid Comment of the day posts"...]
This is the first year in all of my life (since I was, what? age 5??) that I have not been gearing up in some, way, shape or form to start a new school year.
So, it feels a bit strange.
But, at the same time---I feel lucky. I am so incredibly excited to have taken this year off to be with my sweet girlie. I love that the weeks are open for us. We can plan outings spur-of-the-moment, go on lunch dates with Daddy, have play dates with other stay-at-home-mom friends and their children, and have lots of mommy-Emeline time.
I've always been the type who hates missing out, or feeling left out of the loop. So, perhaps that's where the little, teeny, tiny, eensie part of me knows I'll miss teaching. Or, perhaps...I'll miss my co-workers. I'll miss not knowing what the school drama is (pathetic, I know). I'll miss all the inside jokes and the half day lunches out with my teacher-friends.
In fact, there's even a handful of kids I'll miss too.
I know this year is for the best.
I know that I am going to love every second (and already have) of being a mom who stay's home with her baby girl.
Honestly? If I could...I already know it's something I'd want to do forever. [But, we'll take it a year at time...]
The teacher in me will still miss it, though. To some degree, at least.
With that said...wishing all my fellow teachers a wonderful (and quick!) school year.
You can find me covered in drool, and hanging out in my pajama pants.
Cheers to this "school" year.