When I had my daughter my original plan was to take off the rest of year and go back to work in the fall. After we got over the shock of daycare costs I said to my husband "I'll just waitress at night". Five years later and that is what I am still doing. I will say that overall that has worked fairly well for us. I could do a whole post on the trials and tribulations of waiting tables but that is not the point of this post. My point is that almost the entire time I have been home with my children I have thought about going back to work. Yes, you say because the grass is always greener. It is so true. I know myself and if I were to get a job it would be scary and overwhelming and stressful. I remember how hard it could be. Even last night as I rambled away my husband, also a teacher, said kindly "You remember how hard it is". I do remember how hard teaching can be. There is a lot of pressure. A lot of my problem is that I was never that good at being home. The thought of staying home was so exciting, but it got old fast. Working could be the same way. Two months in and I could be ripping my hair out wondering what I was thinking.
I guess there's only one way to find out.