Yo ho! Long time, no blog! I make no apology for my long absence. First of all, I doubt anyone actually cares. Second, real life should come before blogging anyway. :)
I'm taking a break from writing lesson plans. I hate writing lesson plans. It's been so long since I've had to do them! I think the last time I had to write them was probably in November of 2007! I've gotten spoiled by my put-no-thought-into-it afternoon schedule. However, starting Monday morning, it's back to being a morning, lead teacher. I'm taking over the younger 3 year old class for this new school year. In some ways I'm excited about the change. Other things I'm not looking forward to so much. I'll be getting more hours and will have 3 afternoons off each week...both good things. It will be nice being able to get things done after work. Technically, I could have done things *before* work with my current schedule, but let's face it...Lauren likes to sleep in when she can! I got so lazy! This new schedule will force me to get up and going each day. It will also be nice to feel like I'm actually a teacher again instead of basically just a "babysitter." It's good to have a little purpose in life. :) The lesson plan thing I'm not so much excited about. I think it's my own fault. It probably could be a lot simpler than I make, but I just can't seem to help myself. I think once I get back into the swing of it, it will get easier. The other thing I'm kind of not so thrilled about is the fact that I will *have* to start going to bed at a more reasonable hour each night. I'm not going to be able to function in the mornings at work if I'm staying up till 2 AM. I'll adjust though.
Life seems to be full of changes right now. Some great, some crazy, some weird, some stressful; but all of them are certainly more interesting than being that girl I used to be who spent all her vast amount of free time sitting in her room at her computer. I am barely home anymore, and I don't mind it a bit. Having a life is fun. :)
Well, nap time is over in my classroom. Time to put away the lesson plans and curriculum books and start changing diapers. Aren't you jealous!?