Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My First Day of Work 2009

After fourteen years of being a SAHM and homeschooler I went to work today for the first time. It felt good. I feel like a teenager who just got her first job. Thus ends my homeschooling days (I need to change my profile now). I hope I don't lose followers cuz I'm a traitor.

I did my best with the knowledge and skills I had and now I'm entrusting others to teach my kids. They are still in God's hands and that is the best it can ever get.

So guess who I'm working for? The schools!! Yes, you heard me right. I figure I have my most experience working with kids so I applied to be a substitute paraeducator for two school districts and I got hired by both.

Today I was a crossing guard and playground helper. I will have that same job for nine days at the same school. I figure I did pretty good getting a two week job as soon as school started. God knows our every need.

So here I am with my school badge and lanyard. It says Guest Teacher. I'm not a teacher. I'm a para. I guess that's the badge everyone gets.

Here I go. I'm nervous, but excited and happy.

Off I go. The day went very well. I was really early which is fine with me. I looked around a little at the school grounds and crosswalk I'd be at.

I went in & got my vest and flag and went to my post. It was a quiet 30 minutes. Only two kids crossed the street in 30 minutes both times of the day. Boredom was my only complaint about today and only the crossing guard part of it.

I had fun. The kids seemed sweet and well behaved. Of course it's only the third day of school. The Principal was very nice and talked to me throughout the day to see how I was doing. He knew it was my first day of work in fourteen years.

I need to get to bed early tonight. I stayed up too late last night and then woke up at 4:30am and stayed awake. I am draggin' right now. My lunch is made and I'm ready for another fine day of work. It's good to be happy about it now, cuz I'm guessing there's a honeymoon period and then I'll hate going to work.

So to all of you hard working bloggers out there, be encouraged in whatever you are doing and do your best for the glory of God.


  1. Hi, it's a very great blog.
    I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
    Keep doing!

  2. You look great on your first day of work! Glad it went well. Did your kids start on time or did the strike delay thier school.
    And you aren't a traitor to no longer homeschool. God seems to have seasons for us in our lives. You need to do what he has for you and your family.
    Hope you have a good day tomorrow!

  3. Sounds exciting! Glad you enjoyed your first day. And. I agree our children are in God's hand no matter where they are :)

  4. CONGRATS :) You look Fab in the pics :)

  5. congrats on the job! You will do great. Just flash that smile each day and they will love ya.

  6. Good for you! You're not a traitor--God has different times and stages in our lives. This is just a new stage for you and your family, that's all. Hope things continue to go well.

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful 1st day of school/work!! You look beautiful an soooo happy! :) God is with you and your children where ever you are - no matter what! :)

  8. :) Hope you had a FANTASTIC 2nd Day at work :)

  9. Yay! I'm so glad to hear that your first day of work went so well. It is so sweet that you were nervous, but it won't take you long to feel like a seasoned pro, I'm sure. God bless you Nannette! I'll see you tonight at AWANA.

  10. Hello Nannette,
    You look wonderful!
    Hope you continue to enjoy your work and that all goes well.

  11. Congrats on the job!!!

    I loved how you took pictures...although you forgot one of you in your vest. :)

  12. What a wonderful opportunity for you to be able to work at the school. God is good. I am happy that you are excited about it.

  13. How exciting! I'm so glad you had a great first day. I haven't really worked in 8 years, other than cleaning. I get nervous just thinking about going back to work, ha! Hope you get some rest & continue enjoying your new job! What did the kids think of their first day in public school?

  14. Congratulations and best wishes to you as you begin a new stage of your life. How nice that you will be able to put all that home school experience to use! You look positively like a kid going off for their first day of school.

    Best wishes,


  15. 'First day of school' photos with a twist :) I like it!