What better way to try to get back into things than a Five-Minute-Friday post? I have class in 20 minutes and have to make sure I'm ready to teach those 30 lovely high schoolers, so I really can only afford 5 minutes, anyways.
Today's topic? Join.
It's the beginning of the school year. This is the part of the year where connections are made. Connections between myself and my students, connections between students and students, connections between "real life" and "work life" or "school life." Everyone here is joining something. Joining a new class, a new group of friends, a new idealogy for what life is going to be like this year.
Me? I've joined the League of Moms Who Work Full Time. Moms whose babies spend more time awake during the week with their daycare provider than their mommy, Moms who leave work on time (a first!) to go pick up and snuggle that baby. Moms who love their jobs, but love their babies more. Moms who learn to operate on not-enough sleep, becuse there is no way to get everything done without staying up a little later and getting up a little earlier. Moms who teach themselves to be disciplined and orgazined and think ahead, because otherwise the normal 5 minutes late out the door in the morning is 25 minutes late.
I've joined the Order of Women Whose Husbands Work and Go to School. Women who try to support and challenge and be there for their men. To encourage, to edit, to do our own work while they do their homework. Women who try to put meals on the table around their husband's class schedule, who stay up later to make sure they get to have a good conversation with their man, who want to do everything possible to help Hubby be successful.
I want to write more, but my five minutes are up, and I don't have time to "cheat" and expand on my thoughts, anyway. So here's to joining Leagues and Orders and being the woman God would have me be, okay?
Lastly, today is my little man's 5 month birthday. As a present, I took him to the doctor and got him an antibiotic for his very first ear infection. Yeay! But seriously, isn't he cute?