We are two days into the school year and I am one tired mama who misses her kids and feels like she lives at school.
My Hubs was a teacher for five years before being hired as an assistant principal at a local high school. I've asked him a few times over the past few days if the stress and hours are normal to start the year (I'm a fairly new teacher and this is my first year experiencing all of this without a mentor to guide and protect me). Looking for reassurance that this too shall pass.
This is what he told me:
"Mel, You have 35 years worth of first weeks of school ahead of you in your career. Every year it is rough to start. Every year it gets better after you settle in. Just put that in your pocket so that we don't have to have this conversation every year."
In my pocket. Got it.
Thanks for the pep talk Honey.
And once I did the math, I only have about 30 years of back-to-schools left, thank you very much.