Friday, March 20, 2009

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Hello hello hello!

Today was my first day back, but in reality it was just a dry-run. Today was the last day before a 3 week break. It gave me the opportunity to test out a) getting out of the house at 6:40 a.m. with a 3 month old infant; b) discover and experience the "joy" of pumping at school; and c) learning how to love my job but miss spending the day with my son all at the same time. So here goes...

THE GOOD: my kids nearly peed themselves with excitement that I was back. That felt good. They also made a HUGE sign that was hung across the windows that welcomed me back. That also felt good. I received many many "welcome backs" from my colleagues and that really felt good. There was lots of good today.

THE BAD: two of my kiddos that drove me nuts before I left drove me nuts today. They tattle, they bait other kids, they whine and they accomplish NOTHING. Good gravy. Seriously you two? Really? You still can't function in a classroom? Eye roll.

THE UGLY: attaching a breast pump to myself two times during the day and a confirmed case of scabies in the neighboring classroom. I think those speak for themselves.

I have 3 weeks to digest this. I'll be back in full force mid-April hopefully with lots of good, little bad, and the reality is there will always be the ugly. That's what makes this fun to read right?


ChiTown Girl said...

Aw, congratulations!! It's not going to be easy in the beginning, but you'll figure it all out. Hang in there! :)

kiri8 said...

Wait, wait, wait, you forgot the most important news:


And welcome back!!!!