Friday, January 14, 2011

In my dreams!

 Many of you have asked me about my job, how I do it and if I like it

Well, sit down with your cup of sanity coffee and here are your answers! 

When I was growing up, I dreamed of being a neonatal nurse. I loved love babies and wanted to be apart of their lives when they were born. I got older, I realized that I wasn't very good with other peoples blood. There is no way I could poke a baby with a shot or deal with any amount of blood, over a scratch. plan....

I now wanted to be a teacher. I want to be a part of the learning experience of children's lives. I love watching children learn new things and seeing the expressions on their faces as they figure out new things in life. 
 I'd get summers and holidays off (to be with my kids) and possibly get to see/teach kids I know.

Well, I got about three years of school out of the way, then when my husband and I moved back from college (after he graduated)...I had no motivation to go back to school and finish. I wanted to get married and start a family. {not to say you can't go to school while doing that, but I wanted to jump right into life together!}

I started working at a childcare center and loved it! Minus the part that I could never get the supplies that I needed for my lesson plans and my requests for things, got ignored. {How was I supposed to do my job and teach kids, when I have no supplies and resources?!}
Needless to say, my boss and I 'knocked heads.'

 I worked there until Chase was 6 months old and then I decided to open my own daycare. That way, I can be my own boss, have my own hours and be with my kids all day.
 Perfect job...right?!
You have to be the right person to do childcare, it's definitely not for everyone. Days can be stressful and long, but I LOVE my job!

 After about 5 years of daycare, my sister-in-law (who also worked in a center) decided to quit and come work with me. We now have a licensed daycare together. We LOVE it!

 We are each others sanity and we have a blast working together!
We are by no means a 'daycare,' we actually don't like that word. We are a childcare/preschool. We teach the children, have weekly themes, we do fine motor, gross motor, music enrichment, reading, science, sensory and art everyday. We have awesome communication with our parents and couldn't imagine having a better job.

So...just in case you were still curious...
I love my job!

If you ever want to check out some of our is our childcare blog.

When all my kids get in school, I will probably change my title to a SAHM. I can't wait to go on field trips with my kids classes, volunteer and be there to give them the one-on-one with their school work.
That time doesn't last long and I want them to remember it for a lifetime!

What was your dream job and did you fulfill your dream?!



Becca said...

How fun!

I would actually have to say that I have the exact same dreams as you! I always wanted to be a neonatal nurse but I don't think I could handle it if something went wrong. I would LOVE to watch one or two more kids to help bring in some money while staying home with the girls. I'm sure it gets crazy and frustrating but it would be perfect!

Stephanie said...

Love this - when my kids get a little older I want to go back to school to be a neonatal nurse.

I had no idea you had a childcare blog - I'll have to check it out. I think all of the children are blessed to have you in their lives - it's clear how much you care and how well you do with them.

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