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Sunday, August 12, 2012


I just noticed that my last two blog posts were titled, WOW, ha ha oops!

I haven't really had a "job" the last 3ish years, except chasing around and cleaning up after 3 then 4 very cute little boys.  We have been uh, okay, this whole time, well things are changing, so I needed to do something, going back to jetBlue wasn't an option, so I was thinking of getting licensed to babysit through the state so that I could make a little bit more babysitting, and I could easily add more kids if I wanted to.  Then I got the packet from the state telling me what I needed to do. It scared me off a little bit, actually, a lot. Then I saw that the boys' charter school had an opening for an instructor, what's an instructor? A teacher's aide, basically. So I applied, and I went to interview, there were about 12 women there, I wanted to turn around and go home. I went into the actual interview. It was going well, then she asked me who my favorite elementary teacher was, well that was my 3rd grade teacher, Miss Bennett. I suddenly found myself extremely overwhelmed with emotions and crying, yes I cried, because talking about her brought back lots of memories, and I cried.  I was mortified. I went home and started my period, I wanted to text the lady who interviewed me and let her know that I was PMS'ing.....
Imagine my shock and surprise when I got an email asking me to be a substitute for the school, and there was voluntary training this entire week, I don't have any real teaching experience so I went to the training. It was BRUTAL, my brain was hurting, I had horrible headaches... Wednesday I didn't have training, and we were talking about what I should really do, still get licensed or just see what happens with the school and then at 9:30 pm I got a call from the school director offering me an instructor position, someone decided they couldn't do it, and she asked if I wanted to step up to the plate. I need to, so I said yes.  And now I'm scared to death, I will be a 2nd grade instructor, I will be teaching in groups and teaching them spelling words, and math, it will be interesting.

What am I going to do with AJ? My best friend that lives across the street is going to watch him because Andy only has 10 days a month that he isn't home. But if he gets a new job we will need someone more full time, so we'll cross that bridge when/if we get there.

It will change everything we know, but I think it will all be in our best interest.


Jacki said...

Tiff, you are going to be amazing! You have always been good with kids. Give yourself a little more credit woman! :)

Ami said...

You'll do fine. And it will help your family, too. Wishing you luck and that you enjoy it. Working with kids is extremely rewarding.

DO NOT forget to blog about it. .:)

The Circus said...

you will be amazing! It's only the anticipation that's hard.

Grandma Princess said...

Awesome! Now with all the interviews complete - you have the chance- go do it...You can do it!

You just have the starting school jitters-LOL

A new adventure awaits. Try to enjoy the little moments of this adventure.

Remember working with kids- wash your hands, WASH your hands...wash your hands!

Keep well & stay safe!

Trishelle said...

Oh Tiff, you will be wonderful! Your talent of reaching out and touching the lives of those around you, along with that beautiful sparkle in your eye will help you make a great difference for those children. :)

Good luck. You'll be great!

Tyler 'n Jen Eborn said...

Congrats!!! You will do super!! =)

Sell...Party Of 5 said...

I try to look at change as a positive thing, but man is it hard to adjust.

Good luck with your new adventure, and I am excited to hear all about it.

Emily S said...

Wow, you are are up to all sort of stuff. (See, wow, does work.) Love those appointments that are set for a year later . . .Teaching is fun, you will get into it once you get a feel for what you are doing.

Alice said...

So excited and happy for you! Can't wait to hear all about it! Good luck to you and your boys. I hope this is a good fit for ALL of you!

mrs.boring stay at homer said...

How did I not see this post until now!?! It's a HUGE deal and I too recently blogged about getting a job and going to work, for the first time in 13 years!

It is very scary and it's challenging for all of us but I'm loving it! And....I'm good at it! Which is great for the ego--being good at something other than being a wife/mom (not that that isn't admirable!! Hope you get my meaning!).

You will do awesome!! Have fun!