So, I've been trying to find a way to bring in a little extra money. Here's a list of my attempts:
- I talked to the Vice Principal at the kids' school. They have an aide position open, but it would mean my big boys would have to change to the later schedule and my little guys would have to go to a sitter. I can't stand the thought of someone watching my little guys and not loving them as much as I do Besides, I'd be bringing home about $3 an hour after paying a cheap sitter.
- I called some number in the paper for a home assembly job. Here I am thinking 'we could do this as a family and learn the value of working'. Woohoo! Welcome back to earth, Kel! Upon further research I found that these companies are all scams! Beside, my boys would probably eat the supplies or turn them into weapons!
- I noticed Challenger school is hiring. It's a private school so I bet it pays more than public school. They had a preschool teacher opening. Josh could be in the class I'm teaching and, therefore, with me. But, oh yeah, what about Sam? Back to leaving my sweetie. I heard you have to wear uniforms there, anyways. Blechh!
- The American Heritage school which is a private LDS school is hiring a part time kindergarten teacher, but I doubt they'd let me bring my kids to work everyday!
So, I pretty much resigned myself to babysitting. I really didn't want to, but I keep remembering that one scripture,
"Wo unto ye who have debt, for when the Second Coming arrives, no matter how much food storage ye shall have, ye shall be cast out of the heavens and into the boiling depths of you-know -where"
I forget the exact reference, but I swear it says that. Or something close to it! So, anyways, I'm resigned to daycare when the thought occurs to me this afternoon that I used to teach preschool. I know it's late and Pride was telling me how stupid I would look to parents as I tried to get students as this point. But, as a friend pointed out - What have I got to lose?
So, here's the plan. I sent an email around my ward Relief Society - and I've already had a response for more info. I called the other preschool teacher in the neighborhood, and I've signed up one of her 'rejects'. I listed preschool openings on Craigslist and KSL. I'm gonna pull out the Preschool Rubbermaid tub in the morning and send the boys out with hands full of fliers. And, I'll cover the popular community board at the local Albies.
So, What can you do? Oh, I'm so glad you asked! If you know anyone around here that needs an incredible, slightly crazy preschool teacher give them my number. And say your prayers that I can pull this off in a week!! OK? OK Thanks - you're the best. Now go find me some kiddies!