Yep, I'm feeling down and out.
For crying out loud, you know how many times this summer I applied for a desired position, got down to the final 3-5 applicants, interviewed, and DID NOT get the job?
Okay, so "I was meant to be a teacher". Well, whatever. I really, at this point in my life, don't think I had any other calling except being a mom of 3, a cruddy housekeeper, an average (yet boring) cook, a poor gardener, avid reader, a fair tutor, and craft lover. Hmmmm, maybe next time around I'll figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
Maybe my problem is that I don't feel grown up. I spend a lot of time making stupid 12 year old jokes with my 14 year old son (yep, he got my personality with his Dad's temper).
**I still laugh when the kids say "duty" (what a stupid name for playground aides - stupid, yet fitting according to my 9 yr old).
**My oldest son and I push each other into things at the grocery store.
**My youngest son and I play hide-n-seek at the grocery store.
**I play with nail polish and make-up with my daughter and craft pin-wheels out of paper and straws.
**My socks are always patterned.
**I wear jeans and t-shirts every chance I get.
**I think "sofa king" shirts are funny (but hate that stupid cartoon with Stewie and the dog).
**I like pink picture frames and mismatched plates.
**To help my youngest sleep I tell him knock-knock jokes.
**My favorite channel on cable is ABCFamily and my favorite shows (and books) do NOT involve anyone over 18 most of the time.
I am such a child . . .so I guess that is why I don't have a big girl job. I'm a substitute teacher.
RIGHT! Who says that?
So, time to put on my big girl panties and get back into school so I can get a "real" job and make some folks proud of me. Maybe even build a little confidence in myself (my husband thinks that is why I can't land a job). I'm headed into town to do my weigh-in (whole other post I'll get to) and then up to the university to meet with, yet, another Ed Advisor. This time for secondary ed. At this point, I guess I'm not looking for the fastest route - but for the most effective.
Yep, eventually I'll have yet another student loan and maybe pay it off in less time than the last 5 year stint in college (which by the way DID earn me a degree in English with a minor in Ed - ya know what that qualifies you to do? Raise children).
So, here's to all of us educated moms whose children don't use tacky slang!
p.s. I totally spell checked this and didn't spell ANYTHING wrong! Yep, that's what else my $40,000.00 got me, a blog without spelling errors! Can I get a "Woot, woot!"