Today is a day that I teach for a few hours. I give private piano lessons in people’s homes. So, I leave my children with a loved one (my mother is sick today but my sister will step in). Thank goodness for family!!
Do I want to teach? The answer to that question is multi-faceted. I love my students but, and sorry students, I love my family more. Sadly I have to prioritize and make the decision that is best. I try not to make it about money, although if it’s necessary then I do what needs to be done. I’m fortunate that I’ve found a career I am passionate about, making it enjoyable to “work”. I’ve chosen to hold onto a few students and teach for half a day each week. Luckily I have wonderful family members who are able to watch my kids and my husband is with them for the remainder of the time. I’m not one of those people who needs time to myself or looks forward to leaving my kids. I just love being together as a family.
Here’s the question of the century: Can you be a full-time Mom or Dad while holding a full-time job? I’ll let you answer that question…