Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Feeling Hopeful...

This week has started out better at work.  I decided to be assertive in communicating with the teachers in both of my classes and it has helped in giving us all a better understanding of what is expected and needed for all involved.  Monday got me talking when I was asked to sit across from her instead of beside her and 5 minutes into the circletime she had both shoes off, her name tag torn apart and her new sweater mom had bought her for school pictures wrapped around her sweet head.  So, of course I kept my distance as I was told, but I was aching to help her out of her bind!!  Anyway, thank you all of you who commented and gave encouraging words...I am pretty confident in this area of my life, and I am sure that as time passes, this too will get easier.  I am trying to be patient!  I was with the same student for 3 years so these kiddos are new to me...and kindergarten is such a new concept for any of them!  I have 2 field trips to go on this week, so the next few days should be a lot of fun.

Mr. B has been home on his 4 days off this week...it's been so nice for all of us.  He has cooked us dinner 2 nights in a row, has cleaned out our storage and closet areas and is helping with pickups from school.  The girls sure love having him home.  Restaraunt hours are so horrible...and he works 3 weeks in a row before having his time off.  They never see him during that time, as they leave for school before he awakes and go to bed before he gets home.  Not to mention my feelings of handling it all alone most of the time....wait, I'm not complaining.  I actually like knowing what needs to be done and doing it.  But, it is nice to have a little help once in a while.  He sure works his butt off though.  I have my off days about this, as do the girls, which is the hardest part.  But we've been doing it for 12 years...

Well, I'm off to bed.  Long trip to Fort #4 tomorrow..




sierrajazz said...

Communicating with the teachers was a great step to take and you. Your determination and love for your job will get you through and soon you will learn the students and it will all fall into place.
That must be a hard schedule with the family to follow at times, but now schedule is perfect all the time and you two seem to have been able to work it out...ENJOY your time together.... especially when he cooks for you!! LOL

justaname4me2 said...

I'm glad things are going better at work. I can only imagine how tough it would be not to help out when she was struggling, but I trust you know exactly how to help her and when.
I'm glad you had some extra help around the house, and dinner cooked for you too! Now that is a treat in my world :o)