Thursday, November 29, 2007

Come ooOON, Friday!!

God, this has been a horrible week!! The 2:45 bell can NOT ring fast enough tomorrow. I had another one of those days where I was ready to walk straight out the door, and never look back. There wasn't even anything specific I could put my finger on, but the whole day in general just sucked. I'm so sick of being in this chaotic atmosphere, with the constant noise, kids running amok, yelling, screaming, fighting, and most of the time, that's the adults! There is just never any peace and quiet. Even rest time isn't peaceful anymore.

The babies are steadily becoming worse and worse behaved. They are learning from the examples that the rest of the school is setting for them. I hate when I have to get mean and grouchy with them. I end up feeling terribly guilty on the way home. But, they are really wearing my patience thin. Today was Day 55 of school, so WHY do I STILL have to say, "NO TALKING DURING REST TIME!" "Keep your hands to yourself!" "Stop jumping on the stairs!" "No name calling!" and the two hundred other things I have to repeat all day? They had no trouble following the rules in the beginning of the year. What the hell happened? OK, I'm not going to complain anymore about my babies. At the end of the day, I love them all to pieces. And, after all, they're 5 years old! They're basically acting like they're supposed to, right? It's just that when you have almost 30 of them to deal with at once, it's a bit trying!

No more bitching about school tonight. Here's another of my favorite Christmas specials from my childhood. I think it's going to be on TV next Friday. Enjoy!

Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite special!

You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut-up. ---unknown


Smileygirl said...

Can you incorporate Santa into their discipline somehow? Like if you don't sit down and shut up there will be no Christmas this year because Santa doesn't like when you run around and misbehave??

ChiTown Girl said...

Girl, OF COURSE I do that!! It's actually funny that you would mention that, cuz all this week, they've been saying that to each other! It's really cute. I put up a few more decorations today, and one is this giant Santa face that I put up every year, specifically to remind them that Santa is ALWAYS watching!