My mind wanders in a cycle of wanting to be home with my family, like a stay-at-home mom, back to wanting to be teaching my students in a classroom.
Over the summer or longer breaks, I can’t wait to return. I find ways to “sneak” into school so I can tinker around, update displays, plan, anything you name it.
Everyday, I can’t wait to rush home to my family. I count down the hours and minutes to when I can pick up my children and settle in for the night. I even hope to hit a good flow of afternoon traffic to expedite my commute to them.
What’s the deal with this?
Is it normal to feel the tug-o-war of teacher versus mom life?
I know learning independence and real-world skills is vital for children; I’m not hindering them through any of my actions. This is all what I’m internalizing!
How do you handle the dichotomy?