Saturday, March 22, 2014

Maternity Leave

I've been on maternity leave for two weeks now. I have a beautiful new daughter I love cuddling and loving on. And yet, I'm not good at maternity leave. I wouldn't give it up for anything and I know how important these early weeks are- I wouldn't change it- but I miss my kids!
I miss teaching. I miss thinking about teaching, strategizing how best to teach. I miss my coworkers. Mostly, I miss the kids. Feels a bit wrong to admit it when I am suppose to be cherishing every moment with my family. And I am cherishing the moments (well, most of them). But I still find myself thinking about school and the kids quite frequently.
It's good I miss it. If I didn't it would be time to think about leaving the classroom. Missing it is a reminder that I'm doing the right job. I will need to remember that when maternity leave is over and I switch from missing school kids to missing my family. 

1 comment:

jwg said...

Congratulations! And what blog name have you chosen for the new baby?