Have you heard the saying, "If you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life,". It always makes me roll my eyes. Isn't that awful? I'm not a cynical person at all. But let's face it work is work.
I'm thinking a lot about going back to work... the countdown is on. It's been a good ride for over 2 years now and I know it's time... but I'm nervous. I'm nervous in that way that I always get when things are about to change. I don't like waiting. I wish the change would just get here already.
Then Brad Pitt said something stupid. I don't even remember what it was, but I was watching E! in the middle of the night (because that's what you do in the middle of the night if you can't sleep) and he said something stupid. I don't even remember what it was now... but it really irritated me at the time and led me to my epiphany.
I really like teaching. I really do. I find it fun and interesting. I enjoy being a part of the lives of these little people. I really like it. (But it is definitely work.)
So, anyway, Brad helped me figure out my dream job. I want to be a nanny... but, here's the kicker, I want to be a nanny for my own kids. Think about it for a minute. It's brilliant.
I was a nanny in college. I loved it. My job was to play. To sit on the floor and sing and play. To give my undivided attention to two tiny people. I got paid for it.
If I won the lottery the last thing in the world I would do would be to hire a nanny! I want to hire someone to be me. I want someone to pay the bills, plan the meals, do the shopping, clean the house, fold the laundry... you get the picture. I want my only responsibily to be sitting on the floor playing with my children. I want my job to be laughing with them and soaking them up.
So, I guess I'll probably never be one of those people who will "never work a day in your life" but I'd like to thank Brad Pitt for saying something stupid and helping me put things into perspective... I'm going to make an effort to "play" nanny more. I need more moments of just soaking them up. I'm going to pretend that's my job... because really it is. Everything else will wait. (Seriously, it will. My dirty dishes are not going anywhere) ...and I'd like to put my nanny resume out there... if anyone would like to pay me to play with my children while they do my cooking and cleaning please let me know :)