My name is Ashley and I have 3 children in your system. I have an undergraduate degree in Human Development. Which means. development. and a MA in early childhood education. I have spent 20 years in early childhood education.
so I married an elementary teacher too. 15 years of teaching K-5, various grades and roles.
So. My dad was a band director and taught 30 years in high school.
So I had 3 kids with my dreamy elem husband and life was looking good. and then he died. type 1 diabetes complication from the stomach bug.
I quit my great job because I could not stop crying. and i needed to pick my kids up from activities. I finished my masters. I applied for jobs and I got a job finally but I make barely anything because no one pays well in the 0-5 life, even though it’s the hardest life.
So move forward.
MY gorgeous, smart, happy, lovely, soccer playing daughter. She is on the JV team She rides the bench. a lot. we or I can’t make it my life to drive her in a club of soccer people. So anyway she is amazing. she rides that bench. We embrace team/ So tonight, after a piece of furniture almost falls on my youngest, and I clean it up, I leave them to go to a game. It’s cold. I check and she is on the bench.
So I ask about pay8ing It’s 5 bucks to watch my daughter sit on a bench. sit on a bench for 30 min. So I bypass. I go and sit in my jeep. I hear the crowd and they yell. someone is hurt. So I go and check. it’s not her, but she is finally playing. All of a sudden a cop approaches and asks me, if I’m just hanging around I say, well, I was checking my daughter is riding the bench. I came at half time to see her. He says administration wants me to pay. She is finally playing. I just look at him I say. I make 30,000 bucks. I have 3 kids. 2 are at home. I’m a widow. she is riding the bench, I just wanted to check on her.
I go to my car and sob.
I want to take my kids to disney world. I will.
I want to have job to make a difference.
It’s cold and other parent payed to watch their kids and they are tired too.
I bet they can afford to drive around and play special soccer and share chores and shit. I don’t know.
they have worked hard to see their daughters play soccer.
have I mentioned I played soccer. I was a center forward and I was rookie of the year.
so. yeah, today punched me.
like If I Did not have 3 little ones. or young ones. I would not choose this life.
I would have left. and I’m jealous I can’t.
so suck it buncombe co.