Today marks the first official day that I’m a stay at home dad and no longer a teacher. Children are heading back to school all across the country and teachers have woken up with that slight (or in some cases, huge) sinking feeling of being ‘back to the grind stone.’ And yet here I am rejoicing in the fact that I am now free from being asked to do things that I categorically disagree with. (I’ll share all about this in a another post, so keep an eye out…) Whilst I sit here typing, many teachers across the country are congregating in sub-funded, ill-equipped halls, disgruntled with the way the teaching profession is heading and as sad as it may be, I am a little excited that I no longer have to be a yes man to anyone, except Ted. (And the wife of course…but some things will never change.)
The thing that now makes me most excited, however, is that I am free to write & publish what I like. As a teacher, I was always looking over my shoulder with regards to what’s published for fear of provoking a huge line of parents wielding their letters of complaints at my ex-headteachers office door.
From here on in, you’ll be reading far more un-vetted versions of fatherhood.
Oh and one last thing, I’m also sitting here typing in my new work uniform…my pyjamas. (Pictures available on request…)