Friday, August 28, 2009

What will you be doing with all of that free time?

Now that the kids are back in school, it's time for me to get to work.

And I mean that literally. That's right. I have a job!

I'll be working at the same preschool both of my kids attended as the teacher's assistant in the three-year old class. I'll be working two mornings a week.

This job is perfect for me because I can make a few extra dollars to put into our new-used car fund while the kids are in school. The preschool operates under basically the same schedule as the kid's school so they won't even know I'm working and I'll be so busy I won't have time to miss my kids.

I'll also be volunteering in the kindergarten Enrichment program like I did last year. I had second thoughts about doing it again but Sarah really wanted me to and I really like the fact that now I know all of the kids Peter is going to school with. So I'll be doing it again this year. Yikes!

In addition to being occupied 3 days a week, I have a to-do list a mile long. I won't even bore you with all of the closets, drawers and cabinets in my house that need to be sorted, organized and overhauled.

And then there are all of my pictures dating back to 2006 that need to be dealt with.

So, what am I doing with all of my free time now that the kids are in school?

I think I'll be wondering where it all went.

14 comments:

Rebekah said...

that is great to be able to work, yet stay on the same schedule as the kids.

Denise said...

You go girl.

He & Me + 3 said...

I have a running list that needs some attention too. ONly 1.5 more weeks and I can start on it.

RR Mama said...

You will do great! How did the first week of school go? Have a great weekend!!

Andrea said...

i'm sitting here wondering...hmmmm, did beth hop into my brain and post what she saw??? LOL! i've got "free time" now and i'll be spending it working a few hours in the mornings and then cleaning, organizing, painting the rest of the house, cleaning and did i mention cleaning???

Wendy said...

The preschool is lucky to get you as an assistant! That is some hard work you will be doing for those three hours twice a week, but you'll enjoy the kids!

Don't even get me started on the to do list that I never got to over the summer that now has become a to do list for the school year.

Kimberly said...

Great minds think alike. I've been wondering what you would do since both your kids were going to school this year. I think it's great you will be working in your child's school again. As a public school teacher, we need more parents like you!!

(Don't forget to take some "beth-time"...do something fun for yourself while you've got all this extra time!!)

Heather said...

You will be great at your new job. I am going to miss you at MOPS this year. Stop by and see us though!!!

Chris said...

It's great that you found such a perfect job! I bet you are really good at it.

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

That's wonderful! Exactly what I hope to do when my youngest goes off to kindergarten one day...

Debbie said...

I have a to-do list longer than Santa's! And my photos sadly go back to 1997. Yes, 12 years. Oh well. I guess I should just give up!

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Yeah, free time when the kids go back to school is a misnomer.

And being involved in the kids school -for me - is the best thing ever. A way for me to see how they are doing, to have a better relationship with their teachers and to be more "in the know" about school affairs in general. I love it.

KEEP BELIEVING

Jeneil said...

Best wishes on the new job - sounds like a full, but rewarding schedule!

Kim said...

Congratualtions on the new job! I know you will be great - they are fortunate to have you.

I so missed you in MOPS this morning :)