DOES ANYONE JUST LOOK AT THEIR WIFE AND THINK F@&K!!! I'M PUNCHING ABOVE MY WEIGHT....... #superheroes #mywife #photography #business
Does anyone just look at their wife and just say f£%k - I'm punching! I do! Every-damn-day! I'm so proud of my wife as she's started yet another business outside of our photography company. She has this indomitable entrepreneurial spirit. Where she finds the energy from I do not know! For those of you that don't know - Katie is a primary school teacher. And I think this touches on the impotence of words to convey the true meaning of the weight of the responsibility of being a teacher these days. I see my amazing wife work harder and harder every year, spending more and more of her limited personal time marking, preparing and planning. It's not just that - it's the constant thinking of ways to engage 30+ kids on a raft of subjects day in day out without leaving anyone behind. The amount of money she spends on nik naks for the kids when we're away on holiday or just out at the shops on the weekends - it's crazy. I can't even believe the amount of perpetual changes to the teaching criteria in a given year dictated by people who have never taught in a classroom and yet they roll with it. It just beggars belief. I'm so proud of what a strong and wonderful person my wife is and I'm biased but I don't think she or her fantastic colleagues get the recognition they deserve. I remember all my good teachers including Katie's Mum who taught me at Primary when she was still Mrs Pavey, Mr Nixon and Mr Cooney at Secondary to name but a few. They worked their arses off to make sure we understood the world we lived in better and could make contributions of our own one day that mattered. I will always be grateful to them for that. Teachers need a little more respect, a good bit more pay and a bit of recognition for the role they play in our lives, in our families and childrens lives. I have more respect for teachers now than I ever did before which makes me glad I married one. I'm a pishy photographer who makes his own schedule for the most part. I could not do what Katie does. My wife is my Superhero.