So this week has been...interesting. I've been a nanny for the same family for 2 years, and I love my job, but some weeks are trying. Monday started bright and early (I did not sleep well) and was hoping to nap in the afternoon while the oldest, L, was at school and the youngest, S, was napping. Well, I get a call from Mom saying school was cancelled because low and behold the school had lost power. L refused to nap that afternoon too
Tuesday was great. I took the girls to story time and met up with up the L's best friend W. His mom just had a baby but she brought him out and left the newborn with her mother-in-law. We enjoyed story time and a wonderful lunch afterwards. Mom came home early because she is sick and napped in the afternoon. Thankfully EVERYONE took a nap, including me.
Wednesday the little one was sick with Mom so I was taking care of them both while L was in school. Thursday, W's mom dropped him off to play with L and the two spent the afternoon running circles around the kitchen island singing songs as loud as they could. Made me smile. I know most parents and nannys would have made them hush and stop their running, but I knew they needed it. It was too cold outside to play and they weren't hurting anyone. I am honestly pretty damn relaxed with kids. W's mom told me I'm a pro and having my own children will be a cake walk. I hope so.
Today I went to the dentist to have a root canal, was numbed up, then told the tooth was too infected to do any work. First world problems.
Stressful week at work, but I received some excellent news this week and it is why I am posting!
"Dear Ms. M,
On behalf of all the faculty of the Tift College of Education, I am
pleased to inform you of your acceptance into the Master of Arts in
Teaching program for Spring Semester 2015. You
have met the requirements for full admission, and we commend you on
reaching this important milestone in realizing your educational goals.
Congratulations and welcome!"
Wonderful news indeed. Tift College of Education is part of Mercer University, a private college, here in Atlanta. We have had a very rough year and a half. I hope this is the light we have been needing.