My husband and I get in discussions on how much time I spend at school or at home on school work (and blogging is a new addiction to teaching!)
He repects that I care about my job and work very hard at being a good teacher, but wishes I was at home more. He doesn't really get as excited about my job as I do (understandably!!), and I like to babble on with it comes to my classroom and he doesn’t understand it. Good thing…I have great teahcer friends that I can share my stories and things with them.
I think my husband is getting past the fact that kindergarten is not just rest, snack, and play time anymore. This is going to be my 7th year teaching and YES each year has gotten better with my time spend in the classroom (unpaid – he would say). I believe the time I put in now is how much time I will always have to put in as a teacher, and I am okay with that. But a couple of my husbands friends wives are teachers and they come home right after the bell rings and do not go in on the weekends, why do I? (Actually…I do not know how they do it!)
I want you to know that he NEVER bashes my profession. Sometimes I don’t think he understands what the profession of teaching really is! He doesn’t understand me putting in extra hours if I'm not getting paid for it. Ohhh…how rich I would be if we did get paid for all the hours of prep we put in on our own time because we don’t get enough prep time during the day!!!
Maybe my blog is not the place to get this out, but I know that most of you “rockstar” teachers would understand how I feel. Teaching is one of the most important professions in the world and I love to share my joy and enthusiasm on my blog. Thank you for coming back and seeing what I do in my classroom. It feels really GOOD!!!