#WeekendCoffeeShare: The Dog, Weekend Stuff, and Teaching

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Little Man’s dog made it through his surgery just fine. The vet said it would take around 6 weeks for him to recover and get back to normal. We’re all relieved, especially Little Man. He spent some of his money to buy a welcome home present for him today, and hopefully he’ll get to give it to him tomorrow.

Over our coffee (well, a Coke for me), I’d also tell you that we’ve had a nice, relaxing weekend. It is blistering hot out here again, so we’ve spent a lot of time indoors. Last night we rented the 1977 version of Pete’s Dragon on Amazon. No one else had seen it before except me, and Sam and LM really liked it. (Although LM did complain every time they broke into song. He hates singing in movies. But he loved the story.)

Baby Girl has preschool open house next week. She’ll be going to their Mommy’s Morning Out program twice per week, maybe three times if she really likes it. It’ll be nice for her to get a break from the same old, same old and be around other kids more. The preschool director called us last week to ask about putting her in a regular preschool class, but we decided to hold off for now. She’s already mastered most of the stuff they’d be working on, and there’s not much point in paying extra when she’d only be going for social interaction. We’ll save that for when she turns three.

And speaking of school, I’ve been thinking about going back to teaching after BG starts kindergarten. I know that’s a ways down the road — three years — but the first two years went by so quickly, and I know that will be here sooner than we want, so I’ve felt a lot of pressure to decide what it is I want to do job-wise when that happens (y’all know how my brain tends to get stuck on something). I’ve always said that I’d never, ever, ever go back to teaching, but dammit, that’s what has ended up at the top of my list. I’ve been researching what I’d have to do to get my certification back, and it’ll require taking a few classes and testing (up to six classes if I change content area), but I’m getting my game plan together. (Hopefully the powers that be won’t change that stuff by then.) I’m going to ask about volunteering to tutor in the homework center at LM’s school, and I may do some subbing next year to make sure that’s the way I want to go.

I think we’ve hit the bottom of our mugs/cans by this point, so I’m going to get back to watching Diary of a Wimpy Kid with LM (those books are hilarious, by the way). I hope y’all have a good week!

What’s going on with you guys?

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Diana at Part-Time Monster.


19 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: The Dog, Weekend Stuff, and Teaching

  1. Glad to hear Mr. Baggins is making a recovery. It’s cool and wet here this morning. 62, to be exact. While I’ve grown to like subbing (no grading papers, no planning, no meeting, etc…) there’s so much more I’m missing by not having my own classroom. Setting the classroom, really getting to know a group of kids, watching the kids learn,and the rewards of watching students succeed. Good luck with your decision!

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    • You always make me jealous with your weather!

      That’s what I’m thinking, I know I’d miss having my own classroom (and grading and planning), but avoiding some of the extra crap, like the after school hours stuff, would be nice. When do you think you’ll go back to teaching full time?

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      • I’ve been trying to teach full time here since we moved here in 2009. Thinking that as male elementary teacher with a master’s degree would get me in was thinking incorrectly. I didn’t try the past couple couple years as I stayed home with Bang. But now he’s in school I’ll try harder to get something permanent.

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  2. It’s Monday and I have root beer.
    Teaching is a great skill, as there is always a need. At worst, with certification, you can long-term sub which at least here, grants you the salary with no contract. I don’t contract well, but if I needed to work, there was always that knowing I could sub. I wish you luck 🙂

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  3. As a hardcore Nirvana fan, I find that cup very disturbing, however I hate to admit it, but I actually liked “mmmbop.” I’m probably one of the few men in the world who would admit that, especially any other 52 year old men.

    I’m glad you have a few years down the road to get prepared for teaching again. It should give you time to go at a nice easy pace.

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