I just had a phone call a minute ago. The new students I just took on were the students of a young man who just went to college. So there are a few kids that have no teacher now. The parent of my new kids passed my name on to one of the other parents, who called me to see if I could teach his son too.
It killed me, but I had to say no. I now have students Tuesday through Friday evenings. And Oren wants his lessons on Mondays. I feel that if I took on any new ones it would leave me with very little time with my own children in the evenings, especially since Mark is at work until after they are in bed. With Oren, that's already 10 kids. I could schedule later in the evenings, but that's pushing into dinnertime. I had to tell him that my evenings are booked, all I have are daytime slots open. I didn't even mention taking October off to have a baby.
I really wish I could have said yes, but with my schedule and the kids, and all my other students, not to mention having a baby in 4-6 weeks I just didn't feel that adding another obligation would be wise for my stress levels. Mom, you'd be proud of me for not overloading myself.... It would be nice to get some homeschooled or adult students during the daytime, after the baby is born I only have therapy once a week. The money is nice and I love teaching! I feel worst for his son, who is teacherless and I don't know anyone else who teaches on base. Bummer.