Haiku Friday


New job? Going well

Thank you for all the comments

of support and cheers. 🙂


Schedules are still new

Spare time is a rarity

BUT we are all great


Kae and Noelle have

been extremely flexible

if not supportive


Hubby is just thrilled!

A burden has been lifted

I love the challenge


All the students have

welcomed me with open arms

and resilient minds


All in all I’d say

that the new job is going

as well as I’d hoped


I really do enjoy this new job so far.  The girls initially did not want me to go back to work.  Though Noelle was too young to remember when I DID work outside the home (she was 1), and Kae had no idea what to expect, they were both hesitant for the change.  So was I a little if I’m being truthful.

BUT, so far so good.  The girls both have been doing great at their programs.  Noelle admitted to me that she had always wished she could be part of the AYS crowd, and has been doing great with the program so far.  They are great about working with spelling words there, and she has aced both tests since starting.  Yay!

Kae LOVES her school.  I told her teacher that she’d live there if I let her.  I fully believe that.  When I picked her up last Friday, she said her usual, “I’m coming back tomorrow!” to which I responded that it would be Saturday, and she would not need to attend.  Her smile quickly turned into a frown, and she said, “Aw MAN!”  The teachers all tell me that she has blended in with the others there so well – it’s like she has been going there for a long time.  They asked me yesterday where she was before this.  I told them that she was at home with me.  They didn’t believe me.  I’ll take that as a compliment. 

I am still very much adjusting to my new schedule (4:55 am is still snuggling under the covers time…. NOT hopping in the shower time. I don’t care what my alarm clock tells me.  YAWN!). I’m also adjusting to what exactly is expected of me.  I am one who wants to be on top of things, so that there is no chance of falling behind.  I’m also (and I’m ashamed to admit it) SO much more of a follower than a leader.  I’m having a bit of a difficult time realizing that I am the go-to person on every. single. question, concern or complaint.  Wow is all I can say about THAT. There is no one to pass the buck to.  Shucks. 

That’s not entirely true. I have been getting loads of help from the director I took over for. She is a great resource, and a truly wonderful person to “have my back” so to speak.  SHE is one I would look up to as a director.  She’s an “in charge” kind of gal.  I’ve made it my duty to myself (and everyone else at this point) to try and fill her shoes as best I can, then make those shoes my own with flair and decorations to suit my tastes.

I am learning so much, but still have so much to learn. 



Published in: on October 24, 2008 at 9:16 am  Comments (9)  

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  1. Congrats on going back to work! It’s so hard to do after kids–I’m still trying to figure out how I’ll do it.

  2. i found you through GGC and love the haiku!
    also understand the going back to work thing. 4:55 am!!
    oh crap!!!

  3. Sounds great, Mandy, I’m so happy it’s so positive!

  4. wow – you are brave. I’ve been staying home now for 3(?) years…and DREAD going back into the REAL world, with REAL schedules, and REAL people. So – not – fun.

    anyway – good for you and it sounds like it’s a really good thing for you and your family, and seriously I’m impressed!

  5. I am so glad you like it and the kids are happy and your husband is happy. It sounds like you’re all doing great! I’m impressed that you get up at 4:55. I’ll have to stop bragging about how I get up at 5:15! That seems indulgent now!

  6. Ok seriously…how much do I totally love your Haikus…yep totally. That dated me didnt it? Anyway, I was just thinking of you. Im sure you are a very busy woman now!! I shall send all my good karma your way!

  7. Mandy! How are things going? I miss reading your blog! : )

  8. It’s so great to find a job you really like. It doesn’t happen to very many people! But, wow…that’s early!

  9. Yes, where are you? Too busy with a beautiful life, I hope!

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