I have now been a stay at home mom for a whole year now! It’s weird to think how much can change in a year. I still remember every detail about my last day of school and how hard I had to work to keep myself together. When I picked Macey up from the babysitters my eyes were red and I doubted I could do this. I remember calling Paul after being home with Macey for only a few hours and telling him that I regretted my decision and that I wanted my job back! I didn’t know how to be a stay at home mom, but I knew how to be a teacher. l figured I’d give it a year and see how I felt after that. And here I am, loving staying home with Macey (for the most part). My old principal has talked to me on many occasions to offer me my old job back and even my same classroom. I was surprised by how little this actually tempted me. Even though I get bored from time to time this is way better than dealing with cranky parents and grading papers. I of course still miss teaching and I sorely miss my old students. But, there is no where else I’d rather be at the moment and I know teaching will still be there for me when I’m ready to go back.