Staying home with an infant has its ups and downs and working does as well. However, I have come across a few similarities between a Stay at Home Mommy and a 1st Grade Teacher. I’m trying to prepare myself mentally for the changes I will be experiencing next week. I have made a list of the transitions that I am expecting to experience next week.
I’m trading in:
1. Rocking and Cuddling for
Just because hugs
Excitement and laughter as they enter the door in the morning
Eating lunch while pumping and checking my email
Actual Adults to talk with!
Frustration over new academic skills that are challenging
6. Changing diapers for
5,000 restroom breaks (Not really 5,000, but some days it
feels like it. On positive these kids take care of their own
potty needs, I just have to monitor the hall for behavior!)
Oh man there is no trade in here, I’m in BIG trouble!
Being on the school schedule
10. Sweat pants and tennis shoes for
Dress pants/tights and not so comfy shoes
What do you like and dislike about your place of employment?