How do you know when to go part time is the right thing to do? I feel very weary, very little enthusiasm and my get up and go has defin8tly gone! Seriously, I always said when our kids no longer depended on us financially I would go part time; then that was the case and I thought when I was 50 I'll go part time (3 years ago now) and now I'm thinking when I'm 55............I just would love to get off the treadmill of up at 6am, out by 7am, school by 8am home by 5pm (unless it's a late night when it's home by 6pm). Every Friday is housework, every Sat is shopping and Sunday is getting ready for Monday again..........and so it goes on. If only I had one day during the week when I could catch up properly, not rushing after a day's school, then I'd feel less stressed (I think). Then I think, well, I know it's the worst time of year - maybe I should not be making important decisions when I'm feeling low anyway? I know as well that jobs are scarce and I should be grateful I am employed, I like my school, kids are not too bad but I feel I'm failing them cos' I feel so wrung out of new ideas. Thanks for reading this - I've been pondering over it all for ages and just to share my thoughts is a help.