I worked in the local gym nursery this morning and I loved it. I have been subbing for the regular workers in there on an as needed basis and today I had a lot of fun.
I had a total of nine kids in with me but not all at the same time, they came and went over a 3.5 hour period. There was a good mix of kids but definitely more boys than girls.
I got on the floor with some of them to play and went around picking up after some others.
I came to the realization that I do miss having a little toddler around. They are so fun, so full of wonder and amazement. They are so proud of themselves for the simplest of things and full of smiles.
I don't miss that stage enough to have another baby though. I will maintain my little kid fix by occasionally working at the nursery! Being around children is a passion of mine and I do want to work with kids more in the future when I have the time to do so. Right now, life is very hectic but if the opportunity arises for me, I will take it.
Our school district is looking for paraprofessionals to help out at the elementary schools but I am unable due to kindergarten being half day and my needing to drive Lincoln to school. I would love to apply for the position though. I think that if that flier goes out again next year, I am going to jump on the chance to do it. I would love to go in to the schools and help the kids that need help. To work one on one or in a small group with them, using compassion and patience.