I wasn't really even looking for one. Gage goes to PT at this wonderful pediatrics clinic. I know several therapists that work there, and they all love it. Last week, I noticed they posted 2 open full-time OT positions on their Facebook page. I am not at all interested in going to work full-time, but I have said that when I was ready to work again, my first resume was going to this clinic, even if they weren't looking. I decided to email and see if they wanted a part-time OT, thinking the answer would be "we really need full time" and that would be that.
That's not what happened. I got a call back from the boss-lady asking when I could come in for an interview. I think I expected things NOT to work out and I could go along knowing it just wasn't the right time. So, last Wednesday I interviewed while Gage was in PT. Before the interview I was anxious and on the verge of tears. WHY was I doing this? I didn't want to WORK!! What was I thinking??? After the interview, I couldn't wait to start! It sounds like a perfect fit for me.
I told her when I wanted to work and she said that was fine. I will be working twice a week. One day Tony will be able to be here with the kids. The other day, they will be going to the home of a homeschooling family to be watched by their teenage daughter! There are 4 kids at home. One is Gage's "best friend" who is about 12, and the youngest is a little girl who is just a year and 1/2 or so older than him. I think they are going to have a ball.
I'm looking forward to this season in life. I was not unhappy staying home all week with my kids. I do not feel unfulfilled as a stay-at-home mom. I do love being an OT, though, and look forward to getting my rusty skills to work again.