The time has finally come. After 15 months of maternity leave, I’m heading back to work on Monday! I’ve been saying that I’m glad to be going and I’m not nervous, but my crabby and anxious mood might tell otherwise. I will be teaching third grade for the first time, well, if you don’t count my first year teaching, but that’s a gong show of a story for another day.
Honestly, I’m scared, anxious, excited, tense because I’m leaving my baby boy; however, as shallow as it may sound, I’m elated to get to wear those coveted new school clothes. As a kid, do you remember going shopping for new clothes and school supplies at the end of summer with those butterflies fluttering around the pit of your stomach in anticipation of the new school year? That is exactly how I’m feeling and focusing on that to avoid stressing over the grown up details of having to go back to work. So, having said that in my usual long-winded fashion, here’s my little back to school wish list. Thanks for reading!