Saturday, February 2, 2008

Random Thoughts

This morning, my mind is all over the place. I think I'll start the day by unloading here...

They're wearing me out! Where do they get their endless amounts of energy. I can't imagine what life would be like if I let them eat crap and drink sodas like a lot of other kids. They wake up ready to go...again! I just need a time out. Hopefully I can survive a few more weeks until my birthday. I'm planning a spa day. In our house we go "all out" for birthdays and mine will be no exception. I'm getting my wish list ready.

Public School
As a former teacher, I have some degree of sympathy for the plight of the overworked, underpaid educators. I'm just getting very annoyed with my experience this year. I'm tired of being asked to bring/donate something for the class on a weekly basis. I'm tired of the poor written communication because, it means I have to make verbal contact when I go to the school or write a note. I know that the teacher doesn't have time to talk to me after school and written notes are often unanswered. Most importantly, I'm tired of feeling like my child is getting a review of the skills that I'm teaching him at home. I work with him daily throughout the week, either reviewing skills or working on new ones. I see very little work of substance from the classroom. It's a lot of the same. By this point of the year, I should see more difficult work.
Overall, public school is not bad. I just want more. If I were more sociable and patient, I would probably rather home school. The downfall with that is eventually the children have to be integrated into the masses. Because I'm so over-protective, the longer they are under my wings the harder it will be to let them go. I guess for now, I should just keep doing what I'm doing at home.

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