Yesterday, while taking the train back down to NYC, the boys were really fussy. When one would cry, I noticed a wan sitting across from us would turn and look. I'm used to this. I don't freak out like some parents do. If people don't realize that it happens, kids cry, and I will do my best to make it better, than that's their problem not mine. Anyway, I finally got them to settle down and as we are getting ready to get off the train the woman turns to us and says, "you are a wonderful mother! Are you a teacher?" I was so surprised. From this I learned a few things. First, your mind can be your worst enemy. Here I thought this woman was judging me, but she was actually impressed. Second, I did the right thing by not worrying what others thought and handling my own business. And third...though I was reluctant to go down the teaching route...it seems it is a natural fit for me, so onward I go!
This June I will be studying for my teaching certification so I can teach at the Success Academy in NYC. Wish me luck.