After having been a full-time mom for 4 1/2 years, this is my first step towards considering building a career. The point where the clouds part just a teeny bit and a single beam of light shines through. I think I finally know what I want to do with my life. I am sure I have said this about 27.75 times before in the 28 years of my life but this is it. What do you mean,” How do you say something .75 times?”. By stopping 3/4 of the way through the sentence! And now, if you are done interrupting me with your silly questions, may we please get back to the point? Like I said, I just discovered that kids fascinate me. And how does a simple thought like “Wow! these little extra terrestrial creatures are fascinating” translate to ‘considering building a career’?
Well…I have been wanting to work for a while now. For the simple reason that I want to. Probably because MiniMe is grown up now. Define grown-up? She’s been around for 4 1/2 years. That’s grown-up enough for her. So, she needs less of my time and I have too much time on hand. Moreover I am a people person. I am happy on my own but I do need my daily dose of human contact to stay sane. And from what I hear, kids are human too. I know! That sure did come as a surprise.
So, I started volunteering at the local public school. I work with kindergarteners. Around the same time, my daughter’s Montessori teacher gave me a class tour. And as you already know, I love psychology. All of this in combination with the cutest things that kids say every once in while led me to this revelation that I actually love these Lilliputian alien type thingies that are actually humans. They are cute. They are fun. And they are not scared of making mistakes. They say things like,”Round and round the garden like a teddy bear. 1 step. 2 step. Tickle your underwear!!!” with the kind of confidence that would blow your mind! It is only with these creatures that we can have conversations like:
MiniMe: I don’t like this car!
MiniMe: Because the front seats move.
Me: But, they move in all cars.
MiniMe: Oh! Mother Nature made all the cars with seats that move?