Same job, different uniform.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

That's Mrs. Elphaba To You

Another surrender occurred. I am letting myself embrace that fact that I do so much better when I am working outside of the home. I want to be one of those moms who loves being at home with her kids but I'm not her. I need the structure of work. I crave professional stimulation and the camaraderie of my colleagues.
I don't like viewing my staying home with my kids as a sacrifice. I want to want to be there. I used to judge women who worked because I thought it was best for the mom (or one of the parents) to stay home with the children. I see things differently now. Just like I used to judge people who got divorced before one of my family member went through one. Things are not as cut and dry as I would like them to be.
My name is Elphaba and I am a working mom. I'm not going to feel guilty about it. (Well, at least I will try not to feel guilt - apparently I have boat loads of it. I went to Cost Co and stocked up on it.)
I know this is who am.
I had an interview for a teaching job on Monday and was hired!! I am now the newest member of the fourth grade team at the school where I most recently taught before staying home!
I am very excited!
I know that I am going to miss some of the cute things that my kids will do while they are not in my care, but I also know that I am going to be a lot happier when I am around them and they will get to spend more time with pleasant mommy and not frustrated mommy, or "in a minute mommy", or lock herself in the bathroom mommy.
Please don't judge me.

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Blogger "Molly McGee" said...

Man, it's a good thing 4th graders aren't annoying. Nor do they ever interrupt. ;)

And don't worry. I'd judge you about a lot of other things before I'd judge you over this. Like your inability to get into the show Top Chef. Or your love affair with David Archuleta. Or....

Love ya, El! Sorry. I mean Mrs. El.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


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