Yes, I teach first grade. I love first grade. The curriculum, the kids, the have-to-pretend-to-be-peppy-and-call-everyone-friend-ten-thousand-times-a-day lifestyle. But it is also heavy and scary. Many of my students have parents who just can’t provide the support they’re going to need. These kids have to get it from me, or they may never get it. Whoa. What a responsibility to take every single second of my life and make it worthy of that job- those little people. Many of my kids have a scary life ahead of them, and they deserve the BEST I’ve got. And then I also have two babies at home that deserve me too… and a husband… and a cat... and I feel that pressure and responsibility all dang day, every dang day. So, nope. You aren’t going to find rainbows and butterflies on this-here blog. But you will find a girl working really hard to do things well who loves her job and somedays just has to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. I hope you'll come back.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Rainbows and Butterflies
Well hey there. This is my first journey into the blogging world and I must say, I’m pretty dang intimidated. I read a lot of blogs and all of the people who write them set a ridiculously high standard. Then I read thetattooedteacher and she made me laugh so hard I was crying. Have you read her blog? Let me just tell you- she is hysterical. She tells it exactly like it is. And that inspired me. I think I can do this and I can just be me. Something you should probably know if you’re going to spend any time here- I’m not all rainbows and butterflies. Don’t get me wrong- I’d like to be. I love the blogging ladies who are. I mean, for real. Who doesn’t just want to wrap Cara Carroll up in a big hug? But that’s not really who I am. I don’t really hug much.