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?