After I had my daughter Allegra I wanted to spend some quality time with her before going back to work as most Latina moms do, so my hubby and I decided I would stay home for a few years, 3 at the most, well maybe 4…bueno vale it was six but please don’t judge.
The truth is, after the 4th year I started going a little crazy from talking to little people only but didn’t know how to go back into the workforce and truthfully I think the workforce was not quite ready for me to be back either… months passed and desperation was starting to set in, I couldn’t find out what to do with my time and tough we were not starving a little extra $$ was always welcomed.
So when my daughter started going to Kindergarten in a small Christian school close to my house, I had the genius idea that working there would be perfect, a lot of the other moms were either volunteers or teacher aides already…it could not be that hard, what could go wrong??
I requested a job application and started to read it right away. OMG to complete that application was harder than a calculus class with trigonometry included, and that my friends is a lot for me to say.
The application went sort of like this:
- Do you believe that according to Salm 356.87-98 The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as originally given, are the inerrant Word of God; the only infallible rule of faith and practice.? – Ya va, que??
- Do you think that we and our children can only be saved by grace through faith – and not of ourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, that no one should boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which our God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them? – I think I need to read it again….is what I think.
- Is it you believe that parents are responsible unto God for the Christian nurture and education of children? Yes!!! – Me la se!… wait, is it the parents responsibility or the other way around?
And so it went for about 10 more questions that I answered to the best of my catholic upbringing, and to my surprise I got I call for the interview with the school Director, whom I thought was a sweet little lady.
Well sweet little lady my tushy, that woman grilled me with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit questions for an hour and a half with no mercy. Of course I was prepared with answers from my resume, how great the school was and my best subject La Virgen Maria en todas sus formas y colores, epic fail!
To make matters worse when I was leaving the interview I decided to give her a little of my unsolicited wisdom, and let her know that if God wanted me to have that job I will have it, because in my country we have a saying y bien lo dijo Capriles: “The Time Of God Is Perfect” .
Needless to say, it’s been a few years and I’m still waiting for the perfect time to be called back to work at the small Christian school with the sweet little lady.
Tips for moms to go back to work: