So, after nine years of staying home with young children, I am back at work. (Sort of.) I am working at my kids' school as a playground supervisor (kindergarten) and a noon duty supervisor (three days a week). It's not well paid, and there are no benefits, but I love it. The kindergarten kids are the best. I've been able to comfort a few sad kids, brush off a few injured kids (nothing serious, thankfully), and open dozens of juice pouches. It's really a privilege to be able to help make these kids first experience with school a positive one. (And now that Samuel is going by Sam, I'm known as "Sam's Mom".)
Both kids are doing great so far this year and both of them love their teachers. What a blessing to have such qualitiy people teaching at a public school!