This is my 6th year teaching. I hope they leave me there forever! wE meet in the church building which is right up the street from my house. There 17 kids in the class - all ages. This year we are trying something new and team teaching. I can't say I like it much, but we are making due. Our classes would be too small if we split them and they know that the next group is big and they don't want to mess with releasing one teacher and finding a new one next year.... so we team teach. 2 of my kids are in the class. Last year I taught my oldest. I normally teach Jr-Sr. I've been teaching voice for nearly 20 years. I actually graduated from BYU in Musical Thater Directing, but this gives me a chance to help out at home finacially and still be "the MOM" - the most important job. Do you teach any of your kids?
I felt an immediate connection when I read your comment about your body being ruined from having kids. I used to lament that I was in great shape until I had kids too. lol Some of us just don't bounce back as easily as others I guess!
We're almost neighbors. I'm just east of you in Frankfort. Ever go hiking or biking on the Old Plank Trail? If you go on a Sunday, you and your family can enjoy the Farmer'/s Market in the center of town. They sell herbs, plants, canned foods, breads, etc. and offer samples too. The kids will like that!