Last week marked my return to my 3rd grade teaching job. 9 weeks ago when I decided to take off the entire quarter, returning for just the last week, it seemed like a good idea. In hindsight, I don't know what I was thinking!
I worked on school stuff for the entire weekend before my return, in fact, I spent nearly all of Saturday working in my classroom. Andrew seemed to be less than thrilled with this arrangement, but it just couldn't help since Brian had to work too. Anyhow, the rest of the week involved just way too many hours of each day working, and many more hours worrying about how I was going to get it all done. You see, the last week of the quarter also involved me doing report cards and parent conferences for 26 kids that I knew for a grand total of 3 days. Yup, just slightly stressful! By the middle of the week I was really questioning my decision about returning before the end of the quarter.
Fortunately, Friday afternoon did eventually roll around and I had all of the report cards finished and conferences with every parent willing to show up. Now it is behind me and I have our 2 week fall break to recover. Once school resumes on October 20th I should have a handle on things and be ready to go. One thing I know for sure is that it will have to be better than this past week considering that I won't have to worry about report cards or conferences. At least this is what I'm telling myself!
Andrew did just great with our new schedule. He spent Monday over at my parent's house, so you know he was fussed over all day. He also spent Wednesday with Brian since it was his day off. The other 3 days Andrew spent getting spoiled by his babysitter and fussed over by all of the other little girls there. We really do have the best daycare situation we could ever hope for. I never have to worry about if he is safe or if he is getting enough attention.
We spent the weekend just hanging out together and relaxing, as well as doing some chores and errands. And, of course, another hockey game. That was 3 games for Andrew in the past week!
Today Andrew and I are home by ourselves. We might go out for a little while this afternoon, but other than that there is plenty to do here about the house.
Happy Monday everyone!