Yesterday was Sam's first day of K3 and today was John's first day of Mother's Morning Out. Sam will be going 5 days a week, John only 2. The transition has been easy for them, thanks in large part to the time they spent at school for "summer camp." They already know their teachers and classrooms, and went happily and enthusiastically back to school.
Here are the requisite first day of school pictures:
I used to love the first day of school. I loved school and always looked forward to each new year with such a sense of anticipation. And when I taught, I was equally excited to get back to the classroom. It makes me feel really wistful to wave my goodbyes and head home every day. Granted, I LOVE having some time to myself to do all the things I need to do to keep life from crashing down on my head, but I occasionally fantasize about teaching again, maybe when the boys start elementary school, if I can find a place that would hire me with an MA in English and no license or teaching degree.
I really would like to contribute to the household income in some way and the other day I had a brainstorm about something I could do to make extra money. It occurred to me that there's got to be a market (albeit a small one) for writing tutors. I'm thinking mostly in the vein of high schoolers writing papers and college essays and that sort of thing, but I could tutor older and younger people as well. If there's one thing I do well it's writing, and I think I'm pretty adept at teaching those skills to others. I tutored at a university writing center, taught freshman composition at the same university, taught 4-7th grade English, am an award-winning playwright, and a published author. I've got street cred.
What do you all think? Crazy idea?