Congratulations on your new boy!!Both of your boys are adorable! I have two daughters, 16 and 12, and I still feel guilty when I am busy with school things instead of spending time with them. I used to teach full-time for a school district that was 25 minutes from our home. My youngest was starting preschool, and I took time off to take her to her first day, for Kindergarten screening, when one of the girls got sick at their school, etc. and I felt like a terrible mother, that I couldn't be there for them.We also had different vacation schedules. When my oldest was 10, she told me that I spent more time on my kids at school than I did with her. Wow, what a wake-up call!! The next school year, I took a part-time job at the school they attend, and my 12 yr. old now rides to school with me in the morning, and I pick her up from school. We get to spend our vacations and snow days together, too!
I agree with your idea that you need to get organized and spend your plan time on school things. It takes a lot of focus to do that because it is so easy to start talking and then, plan time is over! I believe that teaching is a great profession for parents-we get to have a few months off to spend with our children.
Enjoy your summer with your boys!
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