One thing I gleaned from this was that I really do enjoy teaching. I have enjoyed teaching my own kids preschool. I have enjoyed doing summer learning with them each summer, including art and music and culture. I even enjoy tutoring them in their homework. But I also learned that I am very glad that right now I'm doing what I do. I stay home with my kids and it's the right place for me to be right now. Maybe some day, when my kids are grown, I will return to teaching. I will enjoy this year's opportunity of teaching art, but I'm glad it's only once a month and only for six months of the school year.
I'm glad I have the skill set I have for teaching school so that I can use it if I need to, but I'm glad that right now, I get to stay home and focus on being a mother to my children.
*Goldfish by Henri Matisse, 1911.