Saturday, July 19, 2008

Decisions, Decisions.

Remember this post from last month? Well, the decision has been made.

Dave and I prayed and talked. I wrung my hands and worried and vacillated. One day this was the best thing to do, the next day that was the better choice.


Sir D was kind and understanding and had many encouraging words for me, like “Oh, good grief! Just make a decision already!”

That may seem harsh but I do have a bit of a tendency to over think things just a bit.


I will not be teaching at co op next year. To most of you this is not life altering. But it was a hard decision for me. By teaching I can easily afford to pay for my kids classes. If I don’t teach I have to be very careful about how many classes I sign the kids up for and they don’t get to take some of the classes they want.

But the thing is, I like teaching my book club classes. I LOVE picture books in particular and children’s literature in general. But the reality is, it was taking too much time away from my own family and homeschool.

With Sir D working so much lately at the new job and one going off to Community College in the fall, well, I just feel like my focus needs to be at home.

I told the director yesterday and someone else is going to take over my classes. I am equal parts relived and sad. But now that the decision is made I feel a bit more peaceful.

So there you go, I know you were all waiting with baited breath to find out what was going on in my little world.


Happy Mommy said...

I am glad you have made a decision that pleases you and your family! Its hard on one income sometime to do all the thing the kids love to do but in the end we all enjoy ourselves anyway and so will you all!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I have a lot of posts to catch up on here! I too love children's literature, so I feel your pain, but respect that you put your family first!

Amanda said...

Oh, I know that was a hard decision to make. I'm trying to figure out that balance, and we have no experience yet!

Renae said...

I make decisions much like you. Or should I say don't make decisions. ;) It is always easier for me to say yes than no, so I've learned to be very careful what I commit to.

I don't think you will regret the decision. It is wise to look at what the whole year holds, and it sounds like yours will be busy.