This week I found myself sitting in on the volunteer training session for kindergarten. In addition to a background check, parents who would like to volunteer have to also attend a short training seminar. I was mildly amused by the whole thing.
Well, four years ago I would have been the teacher advising the volunteers. I would have been the one coming up with ways for parents to be involved. I would have been the one reminding parents the importance of being punctual.
Funny how four years can change all that.
Four years ago I was teaching preschool and kindergarten.
Three years ago I was forced to reinvent myself, mostly while hanging out with my two year old.
Two years ago we settled into a groove with a new career, a preschooler and a first grader.
The groove was a good one, so we’ve stayed there. Only now with a kindergartner and a third grader, there’s less driving and I’m able to do things.
Like volunteer in kindergarten.
It’s not a bad place to be. Not a bad place to be at all.
What were you doing four years ago? Are you doing it today? Clearly, Andrew has grown and changed!