Tuesday, August 18, 2009

When will they stop coming!?

I don't know if you've ever checked out any of the blogs over there ----> on my blogroll, but you really should check out FML. Some days it makes me laugh out loud. Today was one of them! Let me share:
Today, while talking to my boyfriend, I was frantically searching for my cell phone. He was curious as to what I was doing so I told him. There was long silence followed by laughter. He could hardly breathe as he told me, "Honey you're on your phone talking to me." FML
I couldn't help thinking, "That's EXACTLY something I would do!!" (Suz, it also made me think of you because it could be Blonde Moment #254!)

I really needed to start with something amusing, because I have nothing nice to say about school. I'm trying really hard not to sound like a whiny little bitch all the time, which is why it's been so hard to force myself to post everyday. I'm really not this Negative Nancy (Debbie Downer?) all the time, I swear. Those of you that actually know me, I hope you would agree!

That being said, at the same time, one of the great things about blogging is that it gives you a place to vent and say what's really on your mind. And, hell, it's WAY cheaper than therapy! So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, I hope I don't offend anyone, or turn anyone off, with my seemingly negative attitude. At the end of the day, I really, truly love what I do.

About an hour before school ended today, one of the ladies from the office told me that 3 more children had registered for kdg. They're coming tomorrow. So, I will have 33 freakin' kids, in a room designed to hold 24. As it is, I'm using the 6 seats at my group table to hold kids. Now, I will literally have 3 children without seats. There are simply no more seats available. I'm going to have to go in and talk to New Principal tomorrow about this situation. Unfortunately, there aren't enough kids to open a second kdg. yet. However, I think the solution is to change our kdg. program to half-day. I could then have 16-17 in each class. And, maybe we could breathe!!

I have absolutely no idea what New Principal is going to say when I ask about going half-day. But, I hope all of you will join me in saying a prayer or two (or a hundred!!) that she'll say yes.

Here's my positive for the day - My BFF has very generously volunteered to come to school with me tomorrow and help out. You may remember that she came to school with me the Saturday before the kids started, and we had talked then about her coming and helping me organize my classroom library. (Did I mentioned that she's a school librarian in a CPS school?) She still has two weeks before she has to go back to work (the rest of the CPS school teachers start work Sept. 2, the kids start Sept. 8) and she said she's looking for something to do during the day. I just hope my kids don't wear her out tomorrow. She's already worried about the heat getting to her, and rightfully so. After sitting in my room for at least 9 hours a day since school started with NO air-conditioning, then driving up to 30 minutes to get home with NO air-conditioning in my piece of crap car, I've been feeling like a beat up rag doll by the time I get home. I hope she'll be ok. I'm just so excited that she's coming!

When I started this blog two years ago, I used to end every post with a quote. I'm going to try and do that again. (I say try because most nights, I'm so aggravated when I'm posting that I'm not in the proper mindset to search the web for quotes.) There will probably be some repeats of previously posted quotes. Sorry. Here goes...
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones


miss r said...

#1 - You are a joy to be around. Even complaining is fun to do with you. haha

#2 - I am constantly looking for my glasses when they are on my face.

#3 - Love the quote.

ChiTown Girl said...

Awww, Miss R!
#1 - Thanks, you're to kind!
#2 - tee hee. I'm constantly pushing up my glasses while I'm wearing my contacts!!
#3 - Love you!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this quote. So darn true.
Yes, blonde moment number254 for sure.
I also look for my glasses when they are on my head and constantly can't find my keys when they are in my HAND!!
I know you love your job, but I would think that ANYONE with any sense at all would get stressed out with that many kids.
I hope you get your 1/2 days and less kids. :)

C said...

awwww cheech the teech....
i am sorry you are having such a crummy start at school. fuckin hell they need to give you guys more budget dollars so you can have what you need in the classroom. i saw on the news the other day that chi-town is desperate for moolah so they have alotted 4 days here and there to close city buildings for the day. supposedly to save millions of buckaroos. well then why dont they spend some of those savings on the kids who are the future of our world. they will be picking our nursing homes for pete's sake! and running things. so if they cant read or write, thats gonna be fucked up!
you are making a difference though, cheech, in your lil corner of the the city.... keep reminding yourself of that.


quit and get a new job thats more pay. better hours and less conservative with neccessities.

do what makes you happy.
you deserve that.


Clippy Mat said...

you are awesome :-)