Originally posted by Celia:
Oh, alright -- I'll get in on this too and say that so far I'm the oldest (I still remember when I was always the youngest, and wished I wasn't -- ahh). Anyway, a couple of years ago I passed over the fifty mark (hurts to type it, but I'm getting used to it). My husband says I still look like I'm in my thirties, bless his heart, and others seem to think I'm somewhere in that range too. That's about the age I feel. I agree, highlights help!
This thread has been making me feel a bit over the hill.
I'm also over the 50 mark by *just* a couple years. Of course, I also look young for my age. (OK, 'Nice an Easy' helps a bit.)
I started teaching piano 15 years ago when my children were in elementary school. It allowed me to be home with them. I worked up to full time as they got a bit older (the last ten years). I plan to go back to a part time schedule as, or when, I reach what I decide is my retirement age. I love the flexibility it has had and continues to have through life's stages.
To those who wonder if they will still want to be doing this when they are heading toward or in retirement, I can't see why not. I still love teaching, I still love the kids.
Admittedly, Iím not quite as good at hopping around with the preschoolers as I once was, but with a bit of imagination Iíve adjusted the activities.