August 25, 2009

The Big News!

Last week I heard a rumor that my kid’s school was hiring a Title I tutor.

Brent and I debated the pros and cons of me applying for the job. We basically decided that my current job had more benefits and I would just stay put.

A couple of days later I had to go over to the school to take care of some PTA stuff. While I was there I ran into the principle. Without even realizing what I was doing I asked her about the job.

She responded that there were already several people interested in the job. However, if I was interested I should turn in my resume.


“What the heck is a resume?”

I went home and told Brent I needed a resume.

“Krissi, (said very much like Ricky use to say to Lucy) I thought WE decided against the job.”

“We did.”

“Tell me then WHY you need a resume?”

“I don’t know!? I just need to do this. I won’t get the job to many other people want the job I just need to try.”

I then sat down to create a resume.

Which was a whole new experience in reality. How do you break yourself down onto a single piece of paper?


Then I had to turn it in. Which made me feel strangely like a beggar.

“Please mum, please, please, can I have the job?”

What the heck was I doing this for I have a job. A job I like!

I felt sick to my stomach and wondered if I have a strange compulsion towards misery.

A couple days later my cell phone rang and the kid’s school name popped up. Shrugging I figured sense school hadn’t started it was a PTA call.

Except when I answered the call the school’s principle was on the line.

She doesn’t generally make PTA calls especially to the Reflection’s chick.

Then she offered me a job. An awesome job. Not the job I applied for but a job as the SEM teacher.

The SEM teacher teaches and runs the gifted and talented program at the school.

I am excited and after spending the last couple of days attending orientations and training it is a great fit more me. I’m so excited that I’m pretty dang annoying to be around.

Which I know isn’t that different than normally being around me but hey!

Anyway that is my big announcement. Points for Shar who hit the nail on the head. Though I have to say Willow's guess gave me a chuckle. I think I would be telling a story about Brent passing out if my news had been on the expecting front.

I went in and talked to my swim boss yesterday. I will be giving up my swim job during the day but will remain an employee filling in as a sub during the evening and teaching during the summer. I can’t imagine totally giving it up.

Meanwhile, I move forward and so far I am loving the path I’m on.


Sharon said...

Congratulations, Krissi. What a great opportunity for you. You will be so good with the kids. We're proud of you.

Willow said...


In my defence, I was about 99.9999%certain you weren't ... ya know. However, one should never pass up the oppertunity to laugh/chuckle/giggle and I was hoping to make you do just that.

Congratulations on the new gig. So, are you going to be teaching all day during normal school hours?

Scott and Stacy said...

Congrats Krissi! I'm sure this also lifts a bit of stress off your shoulders. What a fun job, and you'll be at the same school with the kids, perfect.

trpbeck said...

Congrats Krissi!!! You'll do great at the school. It's such a fun environment, I miss it!!!

Louise said...

Wonderful news for you, Krissi. I have been busy and haven't been around your place for a while, but follow your updates through my blogroll. I have an award for you here:

Heather Bowles said...

Yeah!! I wanted to comment last night but my computer was being dumb. That is really cool. I am excited for you.

Me, Myself and I said...

Congrats! You will be perfect for the job. I bet Donna was dissapointed, but, eh, whatcha gonna do. Sounds like you've got it all worked out.

Brock said...

Nice! I did S.E.M. in Elementary. You are perfect for that job, I can't wait to hear how it goes! (Which means you have to post details - nitty gritty) to the cyber world! I think you will love it.