After staying home with Hudson for 2 1/2 years, I am going back to work.
I honestly never thought I would be ready for this...but I am, mainly because Hudson is SO ready! I told Josh I wanted to stay home at least the first year, and that turned into 2 1/2 years. However, over the last 5 months or so Hudson has really shown me that he is ready for preschool. I know that he has benefitted greatly from his time home with me, but on days that I have errands to run or it's too cold he misses out on activities like art projects and outside play. That won't be the case at school.
So, about 2 weeks ago I applied at the YMCA in Hiram. It is, by far, THE best child care facility I've ever been to (and I've worked at several and visited even more). I was so excited about the prospect of working there and Hudson going to preschool there.
On Friday, I got the official word that they wanted to hire me. They want me to teach Pre-K in the fall (they have 4 Pre-K classes now and are applying for 2 more). She had an opening for a teacher in the infant room right now 1:00PM-6:30PM. I'm very excited about getting my foot in the door. Josh and I gathered applications for Pre-K positions a couple of months ago, and I told him then, "I want to work at the YMCA."
So, the stipulation with me going back to work was that I would teach Pre-K again as I did in Eastman, so that I would at least be in the same building as Hudson. If he were to get sick or hurt, I am right down the hall. Wimpy of me...I know...but man oh man how I love that kid!
I will also say that what they say about the terrible two's has kicked into gear. We get sass, we get ignored, and we get attitude...so a break each day will be a good thing...for both of us. :-)
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