When I started work the children were at school so I became a classroom assistant at the Infants school, working there until the girls had left school and then went on to work in a collage. I found that very rewarding so went and did my teaching qualifications and became a lecturer, which turned out to be in workplace development. I travelled all over the South East with the laptops training employees in basic skills and computer qualifications, very long hours, lots of travelling and then marking and preparing work for next day. I enjoyed it at the time and met a lot of people, some became friends and still are today.
My daughter had a very demanding job at Gatwick airport in security, very un-social hours but she enjoyed it. Her daughter was at school and she was home everyday to pick her up so it worked well for them at the time.
The eldest daughter got married and had four children, she has loved being able to stay at home, supporting the children in all their hobbies, clubs and being able to go to all the school events.
It has ALL CHANGED my daughter left her job at Gatwick airport, packed up everything and flew out to Australia to see her father for six months. When she returned she stayed with me for a while until she got sorted, I did miss them both so much and was pleased to see them. Then jade had a little sister called Mia, she is over a year old now and a lovely baby.
Both daughters went back to collage together last September and did the Classroom Assistant qualification, which they both enjoyed, helping out at the children’s school for their training. They have both completed the course and did well. The school then advertised for a classroom assistant to start in September, Jodie applied, had the interview and was told that day that she had the job. So, after almost sixteen years of raising her children she is now going back to work in the same job that I started out doing and she couldn’t be happier. Congratulations Jodie. My other daughter has just found out she is pregnant and is very pleased, the age gap between Mia and the baby will only be 19 months so it is going to be hard work. Congratulations Billie.
As for me, I have the time to do my writing and hopefully get my book published when I finish it. I am on-call for when any of the children are poorly after September so I will be Nurse Nanny! Lol. Then at the end of November when the baby is due I will be on hand to help them as my daughter will be out of action for a while because she has to have a Caesarian.
We all live within walking distance of each other and the older children often drop in to see me on their way home from school. Times might change, jobs might change but we will always be family xx