Thursday, November 17, 2011
Teacher's Kids and Yoga
You know how they always say the preachers kids are always the ones acting up. I think that is true for any profession where you are trying to prove so hard that you know what you are doing and have things under control that your kids will act like... well kids. I've recently been teaching yoga somewhere where I've been bringing my 3 year old son to every class since February. As I said he is 3 and occasionally acts like a three year old. He does extremely well and I'm always so proud of him for hanging in with me at yoga classes(children's yoga only). But alas that has come to an end, there have been some complaints so no more take my child to work days. This makes me incredibly sad for several reasons. 1) I've just been trying so hard to balance work and motherhood when I don't have the ability to put my child in daycare and I don't have family around to help out. I also absolutely have to earn some income in order to you know have a place to live and eat. 2) It makes me sad because my son has been as good as he could possibly be and anytime it feels like someone is judging you or your parenting sucks!!! Granted I'm not delusional. Did having my son around add to my stress level? Absolutely! Did he sometimes interupt class and I would have to take a second to deal with him? Absolutely! I just thought that teaching kids yoga and having my own kid wouldn't turn out to be a problem especially when I was doing everything I absolutely could to make my work world and my mothering world connect as smoothly as possible. Anywho, I only have a few weeks left of this teaching stint and I have a friend who hass offered to watch my child for free. What a blessing!! I know all I can do is continue to strive, to work as hard and as honestly as I can and to live my best life. The universe has continued to provide for me and I have to have faith that everything happens for a reason and that everything works out in the end. Right??? Until next time, love and lollipops.