I have been so grateful for the amount of work I've been given this term.
It is week five and I've had one day of no work!
I'm booked for the rest of the week, too, and was booked for all of next week teaching two different classes.
Well, I was.
I got asked to take on an 8 week contract and I said yes.
The Groom just asked why I don't work full-time and be done with it all, but it's not what I want to do
(even though I've worked full-time hours this term anyway).
I don't want the hassle of planning, marking, assessing, reporting.
I don't want to spend hours after school at meetings.
I want my weekends to be my own and devote them to my children, husband, home or my garden.
Best of all, about this contract, I'll be teaching The Princess!
From 8am to 3pm, I get to put on my 'teacher' hat with her.
I hope she doesn't try and take advantage of it :)
I'm so honoured and surprised as I was recommended for the contract - usually short-term contracts are just offered to someone on a list of people who are interested in contracts.
My poor home, though, looks like a mess.
It's all I can do at the moment to keep up with the washing and cooking, so if I can't 'do it all' now, imagine what I'd be like if I worked full-time too!
I take my hat off to mothers who work full-time and manage to raise children and have a lovely, tidy home.
You're doing it better than I can!