The year I went to middle school, we got a new principal. The retiring principal was a family friend, a nice even tempered man...a pastor. The incoming principal was a rookie that wanted to be the next Joe Clark (not that our school really needed Joe). When I met him, I was devastated. I knew that my jr. high years would be disastrous. I was convinced he lived and breathed for new ways of making us miserable with his ridiculous rules and procedures.
This year feels like junior high all over again. When my son got his class assignment, I knew that we would be in for a fight! His teacher is well qualified, but has a lot to be desired in ALL other areas! I swear, every day, I'm met with an issue. She's consistently inconsistent. And the most annoying quality is her knack for answering questions like a politician. Fortunately for everyone involved, she seems to have a nice rapport with the children. I'm beginning to recognize how well she manipulates them and works the system. She's experienced enough to know how to say things without saying them. When it gets home and comes back to her she greets it with a smile and coy look that says "I don't know what you're talking about".
All of this has reminded me that the "sista girl" is still hidden within and I'm constantly trying to keep her calm and quiet!
I know that, just like in middle school, everything will be fine. I just get tired of everything being an issue/struggle! My God, is anything easy???