Wednesday, January 27, 2010


It has been a whirlwind of a week and last week wasn't much better. James has been in Orlando for work all week as he was last week. Anderson had been sleeping through the night but hasn't since he got sick. The first few days of this week I was up at 2:30, 3:30, and got up on Monday and Tuesday at 4:00 in the morning. This morning Anderson did sleep until 5:30, so it helped to finally get some much needed sleep. I'm hoping his sleeping schedule is back to normal now!

I've been very grouchy and sad this week. Each day I pick him up from his babysitter she tells me all the fun things he is doing. I hate how much I'm missing of my little guy's day. So sad... The thing that makes it so much worse is that my 2nd graders have really been out of control. When you are teaching elementary kids you get no down time al all. I feel like I have to be energetic and happy all the time. For some reason we all have classes with many students that misbehave. I can honestly say that I've never had a group with naughty kids. Usually I might have a few stinkers but yesterday I had 14 kids sitting against the wall during recess for behavior and missing homework. It's really not just my kids either. It takes so much energy to deal with behavior problems and it has been a struggle to go to work each day. Don't get me wrong, I do have some great kids but my job is draining the life out of me...the only thing that gets me through the day is getting to see my sweet baby! Here's an example of what my day is one day I had a student who typed a naughty word on the computer, a student took a few tacs off the wall and was playing with them on the carpet in front of the SmartBoard, and one of the kids left one of my personal books on the floor and I watched 5 kids step on it without bothering to pick it up. Since I've been back I've had to crack the whip and I've had the kids practice everything every single day...It's got to get better, right? I've been wearing a witches' hat and I hope I can take it off soon...

Like I said, Anderson does get me through the day. He is my sunshine every day and is such a great, happy baby. I have found that I treasure the weekends even more now. Anderson has chuckled a bit and can now roll over both ways. He smiles all the time and even has a favorite book.. The Wheels on the Bus. We sing it every night and he loves to look at the pictures. He is such a blessing and I'm counting down the days until Spring Break and then summer.
James won't have to travel for a bit and if he does have to start traveling again it will probably be to Chicago. I'm crossing my fingers that he doesn't have to. If he does, I'm not sure I will make it!


Jen said...

Anderson is adorable!! Hang in there, it's hard to be "single moming it". Just look forward to spring break, as the weather warms up hopefully your school kids will be able to burn more enegry outside. Hang in there, I love seeing picrures of Anderson!!

The Hines Family said...

What a cute little thing! I love his smile!

I hope work gets better for you. Dealing with behavior issues is NO fun! Hopefully they will rest this weekend and be better next week!

Gwynneth said...

your little man is way too adorable for words!