step by step . . . ooh, baby?
February 21, 2012
So this is what it feels like to be a mother of 16 5-year-olds . . . or that’s the closest thing I can think of right now to the experience of Kindergarten teacher. Probably a bit more dramatic for me at the moment because of the combination of work responsibilities and housing issues. Seven women sharing a house with weeks of power/heat/hot water outages, and no idea of when that will change? Check. Roaming sub, with 2nd graders one full day, 4th graders the next, High School Honors the following day, and Kindergarten following right behind? Check. Wearisome decision-making and uncertainty about next year, with a looming pressure to know soon[or maybe now?]? Check.
One slightly-scattered and definitely-drained teacher/librarian? Check.
Sometimes you just have to keep on moving forward, one baby step at a time . . . or kindergartener-step, as the case may be :-)