MG and Kiwi - Man teething SUCKS I reckon the molars and eye teeth are SOOOOO much nastier than the first teeth. Hope you guys get a break soon I reckon Lexi might be starting to get her molars moving around, shes been really chewing on her dummy the past few days (everyone keeps telling me!!) and she's also had Hand Foot and Mouth again poor little bugger but at least its not as bad as last year and she is recovering quickly.
MG - I suffered from pregnancy insomnia, it sucks. I know exactly what you mean about having a testing toddler and needing to get out of the house, I felt the same before I left for my prac and felt so guilty about it. Hope you can get some sleep soon and S is a good boy for you xx
Thought Id post in here cos its way too long to put on F/B and personally I like the chatter in here better
I told my school of our decision on Monday and to say the least they are GUTTED. GUTTED!!! Ive been harrassed all week about changing my mind!!! Apparently they had my position all planned and wre just waiting to 'see me in action'' before they offered it but were already pretty sure I was the right person, so for me to now say no has really put them in a spin as they arent sure they will be able to get a teacher for my department for next year (cos we are a specialist subject and hardly any want to go to the country). I have to be honest Ive REALLY doubted my decision cos Ive really settled in there this week and am sooo happy, I could totally see me teaching there and us living here happily.
I think we are making the right decision though but its not easy and Im really bummed about it . Bummer as it is cos this job and move would be perfect Adelaide teaching jobs are open for applications until the end of next week but Ive decided Im not applying, just going to do relief teaching and be povo for a few more years. We are making ends meet now (just!) without me working so theres no desperate need for me to commit to something.
But Ive said to the school if they need a relief teacher for more than a day at a time in their department they can call me down as long as it is financially work my while (relief work pays well so 2 days or more work usually would be fine!) they looked happy with that cos specialist teachers in Home Ec (let alone relief teachers) are rare and it often means for any school with a Home Ec teacher away they have to cancel the practicals and the kids get mighty sh*tty plus the food often has to be thrown away which is a waste. Im sure I will pick up plenty of relief work in Adelaide too, and at least the I wont be tied to any particular school and keep future options open.
So theres my story. On the up side though DH and A are travelling down to visit for a couple of days tomorrow so I cant wait!!!