We're moving "home" to Florida next week after three years in Virginia. I've been checking the district's vacancy list online and my dream job was posted last Friday. It's a part-time kindergarten position. We don't have half-day kindergarten, so I'm assuming it's a job share where one teacher works 3 days a week and the other works 2. We have a 2.75 year old and a 13 month old and I've been a SAHM for the last three years. Although I'm getting the itch to go back to work, it's also hard to imagine being away from them so much. This would be the perfect situation for our family. I faxed a cover letter and resume to the school right away and the secretary called me yesterday requesting an interview! Apparently the principal is out on sick leave and coming in on Wednesday to conduct the interviews, so there was no pushing it back. After some thought, I decided that I couldn't pass up the opportunity. My husband is out to sea (Navy) so I packed up our two toddlers and two family dogs and began the 14 hour journey down to Florida yesterday! Thankfully my parents live in Florida (three hours away) so my mom will watch the kids during the interview. Then immediately after I'm finished, we're jumping back in the car and driving back up to Virginia because we need to be at the house to meet the packers on Thursday morning! Then, we'll be heading right back down to Florida for good on Monday! Talk about a lot of driving! I am so excited that they want to interview me, especially after my three year absence from teaching (and only two years of teaching experience out of college). I want this so badly that I'm afraid I'll be devastated if I'm not offered the job... Especially after all that I've gone through to get to the interview! I know there will probably be more experienced applicants interviewing tomorrow, but I'm hoping that I can convey all of the qualities that would make me an excellent choice. I believe that everything happens for a reason. If I don't get it, then there must be another position out there meant for me. If nothing else, this will provide interview experience (I've only had one other teaching interview... the position I was offered right out of college). Sorry this is so long... I just had to get it all out there. Wish me luck!