Thursday, September 15, 2011

tired.

I'm really tired. 
First grade is exhausting. 
I think Lawson would agree. We sent him to bed last Friday at 6:45 pm. Just a few too many meltdowns. When I went to check on him at 7:15, he was sound asleep.  He woke up over 12 hours later. 


** I felt a bit like June Cleaver tonight as I was vacuuming while wearing a skirt and a long, dangly necklace. I should have put on some high heels! (Except I don't really own any high heels... and I'm pretty sure June Cleaver never had to vacuum up so many leaves. Darn dog with crazy clingy fur.) 

** I really need a work day at school right now. Or a couple. Maybe three. We've added in a new intervention program that I think we'll be good. But it's intense. And it's a lot of work. And all that work has to be done by our grade level groups. We found out the other day that a few other schools that have implemented this spent an entire year planning for it. And then started actually doing it. We started planning in August. 

** We have talked for the last few years about trying to find ways to increase the amount of plan time we get at the elementary level. Somehow this year we ended up with less. Each special (PE, Music, Library and Computers) was shortened by 5 minutes. Which doesn't sound like a lot. But when you figure in 2 specials per day, 5 days a week... that works out to a whole lot less plan time. No wonder I feel behind. More planning required and less time to do it. 


** I put on Facebook last night "Sometimes change is good. And sometimes it's really, really frustrating and annoying." I'm experiencing the second one right now. And it's really frustrating and annoying. And just makes me shake my head at the decisions some people make. 

** I get really annoyed by know-it-all personalities. Especially when they really don't know it all and actually know very little about it. 

** Miss Gretchie has not been sleeping well at night. How is it that daddies are able to sleep through a crying baby?? I've never understood that. 

** My hair is finally growing back/thickening up again. Sadly, it's taking it a long time to get some length back again. I still can't really wear it down. But it could be worse. One of my kiddos in 1st grade last year had thinning hair because of a condition her daddy passed to her genetically. She showed up for 2nd grade completely bald. And it's not going to grow back. So I shouldn't complain. 

** A happier note... Pintrest. I love it. It's just happy and fun. I want to have a craft night to get together and make some of the things I have pinned. Anyone want to join me?? 

** I am nodding off here at my laptop. Is 9:40 too early to go to bed? 

17 comments:

Toni :O) said...

Girl I hear ya on most counts, just Poole out and we've onlybeen in school for just over a week! All my private school does lately is ask us for more money for different things, I had a splitting headache over it all!!! So annoying and stressful for sure! I still admire you as a teacher though, such a hard and exhausting job and certainly not thanked enough! Hang in there and here's to the weekend coming up for us working moms!

Toni :O) said...

Pooped out! Sorry stupid iPhone!

Shaun said...

In the same boat!! Too much change with less time to figure it all out and implement it! Glad to hear it's not just my school on the east coast!!!!

amy said...

i was in bed ASLEEP @ 8pm. LOL! i feel great today! :) hope you have a restful weekend planned. and...i want to get my pinterest craft ON. let's plan something. :)
Hugs.
big A.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

It's never too early to go to bed! :o)

I think I missed my calling. I believe I was meant to be a teacher. But I know enough to know it's not fluff work, it's REAL HARD work. And I admire you!

Jenny said...

Less planning time stinks! Sorry you are having a rough week, hopefully you can get rejuvinated this weekend. =)

MDflaming said...

It's as if you wrote this post for me...let's (you and I) reconsider your job-sharing plan! :)

Margo said...

I love Pinterest! I have been thinking a girls crafting night would be fun! You should do it!

Hanni said...

I agree with it all except I have given up on vacuuming. My house is a mess, I am behind at school and my kids have no warm clothes to wear on these cold days this week. I live so close to many stores but no time to get there. Hang in there and know you aren't alone.

Melissa said...

I have had the whole week off and the only things I crossed off my list were the fun things! (i.e. several lunch dates, crafting, taking girls to get pics!) There was so much more I had planned. I love pinterest too! So many fun ideas. I am planning a craft night now- come to KC and join us:)

Sarah Livesay said...

Wow, I could have written this and hardly changed a thing, not even the up at night child. I'd love to craft with you sometime! Hang there, friend! Hoping things get smoother soon!

Danielle said...

I'm totally in on the craft night. Just choose a night and I'll clear my schedule. Love you friend!

amy d said...

pin party!!!! i'm in.

Jennifer said...

yes - we need a craft night

Jennifer said...

yes i need a craft night - will there be margaritas?

Meg B. said...

This is my 3rd year planning and implementing intense intervention in both reading and math, I'd be happy to shoot you some ideas or just listen to your frustrations, I get it...really I do. I have a labyrinth to bead that has been calling my name, I'd be up for a craft night.

jenn said...

i wish i could join you for a pin party!! :(