13 April 2010
i start monday
I got a call tonight.
I don't remember it word for word.
It went something like this:
The Composition Coordinator (a dear lady whom I really like): "Hi Stephanie. I know you couldn't do First Term but how do you feel about teaching English 101 this Spring. You would start Monday. We really need someone and we thought of you. Sorry it's so last minute."
Me: (inside my head) "Ah crap" (Thinking about all the reasons it didn't work out for my family so well last semester. 1. Leaving my kids in the morning 2. Thomas gets a late start to his day 3. I get a late start to my day with my kids and it throws us off)
Comp. Coordinator: "Before you say anything let me tell you the bad things about this offer."
Comp. Coordinator: "We are still looking for a classroom for you since we had to add this section due to large enrollment and it would maybe have to be an evening class, but we could try and see if--"
Me: "WHAT? No, no, that's actually a positive! A big one. I might actually be able to do that. The evening class? Oh, good . Yes please. Let me talk to my husband and I'll let you know ASAP."
Comp. Coordinator: (A little incredulous) "Really? Seriously? OK..... Great. Good. Call me back."
And Thomas, that dear man, he was so excited for me (since I cried like a baby on my last day of class this semester) he told me he really thinks I should do it and that it would not be a problem at all.
What a guy.
What a job.
Still get my whole day with my kiddos and my nights with my man.
I swear. Sometimes things just work out.
Yes they do.