Last semester I found myself getting into the "we need more money" rut. Our bills were tight, and we had a couple of large (both planned and unplanned) expenses over the summer that sunk us financially. Taking on additional work seemed to be the answer, but suddenly the few extra hours turned sadly into a few extra days per week. In the end, I would have my weekends with Little Lewie and Thursdays with him, but even on those days, I had to make time for correcting papers, which meant my husband or my mom would have to take over.
Yesterday was just a plain, ordinary Tuesday (not a holiday or a vacation day), but it was MY Tuesday. It was my first Tuesday since last semester (17 weeks ago) that I could finally be at home with my little guy again...just me and him and no one else. This semester I accepted a new position, which will allow me to be home with my little one on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and the weekends again. (Yes, I will still have to work a little from home and answer emails on those days, but still, it will be such an improvement from last semester.)
Yesterday was really the start of this new schedule, and I just couldn't be more thrilled. Being able to watch my little one learn and grow is when I'm at my happiest, and yesterday, I was one happy mama. Now...if I could just fast forward over this day to Thursday when I'm at home with him again...
Yesterday, I even enjoyed watching my little guy sleep!