Today is a celebratory day at our house. Arica will start her new job this morning as a teacher at our church's preschool. This new job is not only an opportunity to be near Braden when he starts there in June, but also an opportunity for Arica to finally enjoy her work.
She dutifully went back to the bank to try and help out our family. She tried to deal with all the things that had bothered her about the bank before. She was hopeful that these things would go away, or at least she could tolerate them in order to help our family financially. I am very grateful for her efforts, but her happiness is much more important than a few extra dollars. As many of you probably know, "if Momma ain't happy, nobody's happy."
Arica says, "I would rather deal with screaming kids than screaming adults any day."
So with that my wife is off to the world of coloring and diapers. She is leaving behind the world of deposit slips and overdrafts. For fun let's examine some of the other changes she might experience.
Banking: Getting yelled at because you ask for an ID
Teaching: Being asked if you want to see my picture
Banking: Getting asked by seemingly competent adults to fill out deposit slips for them
Teaching: Getting asked by adorable kids to help color a blue duck
Banking: Putting up with people's crap
Teaching: Putting up with kids crap filled diapers
Banking: Eating lunch hurriedly on a 30 minute lunch break
Teaching: Eating at tiny little tables and pretending to be a giant
Banking: Always worrying about rules and audits
Teaching: Always worrying about sharing and napping
Banking: Only worrying about money
Teaching: Only worrying about having fun
I think that last one sums it up pretty well. When money is involved there is never a relaxing moment. Everyone is on edge all the time. Half the customers think you are out to get them. Let's face it. The public is just a little bit less than courteous anyway. Now with the kids the most important thing is smiling and having a good time. Sure they can wear you out, but better them than Johnny overdraft or Susie hot check.
Good luck Arica. I hope you have a great day.