I work at a daycare. I am a mother of 120 children, give or take a few. (Luckily, I have a lot of other "mothers" to help out.) I'm going to be honest right now, and say that it has taken me a LONG time to love my job. It's HARD to take care of that many kids, and it's hard to LOVE them all! But finally, after a few months of working there, I can say that I love my job and I love the kids. It's amazing how much I've learned from them!
This little guy is my three-year-old-best-friend. His name is Efrain. Every day he jumps into my arms, hugs me, and asks me what I had for breakfast.
Boston is almost 2 years old. He is obsessed with Shrek and is terrified of the garbage truck.
The kids decided to bury Santiago in the woodchips. I thought it was hilarious, so I snapped a picture before he got out. Oh, Santi.
Annalyse is the most precious little girl I've ever met. Her smile makes my day! We're friends. :)
For the Thanksgiving season, we wanted the shool-age kids to write down what they're thankful for on feathers, then we put them on a big turkey! This is Suzie's feather. While the other kids wrote the usual things like "I'm thankful for friends" or "family" or "food" or "my toys", Suzie wrote this. I almost cried when I read it. Ha!
These kids are a huge part of my life right now! They have amazing, strong spirits and I am so blessed to be able to spend time with them every day. I'm so blessed to be loved by them! I'm so glad I get to take care of them. :) This job is preparing me a lot for the future; my adventure in Ukraine, and when I become a mother. Life is wonderful!