Today, I’m joining in the Celebrate link up over at Discover.Play.Build. Do you have a reason to celebrate today? Join us.
This week, I’m celebrating the women I work with that somehow manage to be dedicated teachers by day and devoted mommies by night. I’ve struggled with this balance in my own life, and I know they struggle at times, too. It can be a tug to love your job and love your kids at the same time.
So, while we’re at work, we lean on each other. We bring each other coffee. We listen with the most sympathetic nods to tales of ear infections and sleepless nights. We bring in our own children’s outgrown clothes and clothes that were never worn and pass them on to each other. We lend and borrow. We lean.
In my office, I have a copy of this poster which speaks to ways we can foster a love of reading in children. It’s in my office at work because it’s important that our primary students are exposed to books at home. As it hangs in my office, it’s surrounded by photos of our very own children reading books. There you’ll see my own Katie and Maddie, as well as the adorable faces of some of my colleague’s children. Because when we leave here at the end of the day, we go home and foster a love of reading in our kids. It is a way to celebrate my mommy-friends.
Yesterday, I put a copy of The Tired Mother’s Creed in all of my mommy-colleagues’ mailboxes at work. Because I know it’s hard and they are tired and there is guilt and never enough time and I think they. are. amazing.
Amazing colleagues. Amazing mommies. Amazing friends.
Today, I celebrate my mommy-colleagues. Jill, Shanna, Tracy, Aimee, Crystal, Kristin, Trisha, Michelle, Brittany, Erin….. I celebrate you.