Sunday, February 1, 2009

Decision Time...

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(My babies enjoying some time together in the snow )

Thanks for you kind words of support and encouragement after my last post. I needed them more than you know.

A decision has been made. I am returning to work full time next year. Basically, the district isn't planning on giving half-time leaves next year, and I'm not willing to lose 10 years of seniority in these economic times. So it is what it is, as Dan would say.

Truth? I'm not heartbroken.

Going back full time allows us greater choice in preschools we can afford. It gives us a little extra cushion in the budget. I am determined we will hire a housekeeper to come in twice a month to help maintain my sanity. I will still be home by 4:00.

It is going to be ok.


Melanie said...

it IS going to be OK. You are making the right decision. Those of us that are lucky enough to be employed right now are right to count our blessings and do what we need to do. You going to work means a preschool teacher with more students and more job stability as well! And YAY for a housekeeper! Do it!!

Dawn said...

It is going to be okay. One of the best things you can do is hire the house keeper.

Lauren said...

I hope I didn't come down too hard in my last comment! You know I love you and admire everything you do. And hey, it is what it is! And Max will knock em dead at preschool, I just know it. He'll have the time of his life.