Dear Teacher Mom: I see you
Dear Teacher Mom,
I see you.
When you get reminders that grades are already due for progress reports and you still don't know half the names of your students, I see you.
I see you when judgmental people ask whether you care more for your students than your own kids.
I see you working twelve hours to educate future generations and coming home to raise your own.
I see you grading and putting in lesson plans after you've tucked your own babies in bed.
I see you doubting that you're doing enough as a teacher and as a mother and wishing you could do more.
When you have a long day but still come home and rock dinner, baths, and bedtime, I see you.
I see you loving your job but missing your babies everyday.
I see you using desk calendars, at home calendars, erin condren planners, and google to make sure you don't forget anything.
I see you still forgetting a meeting or theme day.
I see you on days when mom tired and teacher tired seem pale compared to teacher mom tired.
Whether you are a veteran teacher and mommy or brand new to this juggling act we call life, I see you.
I want you to know you are enough, your students and your babies are all better off for having you in their lives, and that you are not alone.