One of those days....
Today was one of those days... Yep... even writers have them, especially when I'm not just a writer but a Kindergarten teacher the Monday after Halloween.
Today the children were a little far from ordinary. One child came into school upset over hearing a fight between his parents. At four years old, he couldn't get it off his mind. He could only focus for ten minutes at a time. In between the moments of focus was tortures of pencils and pen throwing, everything being dumped off my desk including papers sent flying. The child even climbed on the tables and tried to dump over the puppet theater.
Other children were on sugar highs. One child told me that he had five treats in his lunch box today. This child normally is very loud. He only has a loud button and shouting is his regular indoor voice. Today he was so loud that other children around him covered their ears when he laughed or cracked a joke. Days like that make me wonder if the parents dislike me.
Karma being what it is... today one of my students found the only pile of dog poop on the playground. He'd walked in it. We tried to get it off by wiping said smelly tennis shoes on the grass. Nope...nada...no luck. So during the beginning of my lunch, I washed the child's shoes off in the bathroom. I couldn't have him walking around the school and in the classroom tracking that shit (literally) all over the place. A nice thank you note from administration would make my day!
This week our letter of the week is "W". We tried to come up with all the words that began with "W's" such as what, waddle, water, walk, wolf, window, wall, wild, and wahooo! One child even suggested wine. I sure hope that a bottle of wine doesn't end up in my sound basket on Thursday! However, I'd have liked to have something to take the edge off by the end of the day. But I don't drink.
So while I'm reminiscing about the day (don't I look calm now?), I'd love to hear about your day! Please tell me it wasn't just me...maybe your day was worse! (there's another "w" word!)
I think I'm going to go hide under the covers with the puppies and hope that tomorrow's day is better. It has to be, right?? RIGHT??? Come on... you can try to make me feel better!
11/4/2013 01:24:45 pm
Yikes...if I didn't drink, I think a day like that would make me start! On the upside, at least you got through it.
11/4/2013 11:50:40 pm
I like some of your W words better than ours! We totally forgot Worcestershire...
11/4/2013 01:37:29 pm
Tomorrow is bound to be better!
11/4/2013 11:51:07 pm
Gosh I hope so! But here we go anyway!
11/4/2013 02:28:31 pm
LOL, well my day had to be better although finding 3 more stray kitty cats under my deck just made an ordinary normal day terrible. We have a bad kitty problem out our door. But back to these kids and this candy, my goodness those parents, what are they thinking???
11/4/2013 11:51:49 pm
I'm sorry about the cats. I usually end up adopting all the neighborhood strays. It's something about pets and me...
11/4/2013 02:40:19 pm
I admire your non-drinking status. I was a non-drinker once upon a time, now, not so much.
11/4/2013 11:52:28 pm
Sunday's aren't my favorite day because Monday looms! I hope you got everything done!
11/4/2013 03:16:14 pm
Melissa, you take the prize for the worst day. The worst thing I did today was get a flu shot. You don't drink! I'd have to pour myself the biggest glass of wine I could after a day like yours, As Scarlett said, "Tomorrow is another day."
11/4/2013 11:53:09 pm
I'm really in trouble. I didn't get my flu shot because I was already sick! And I'm allergic to wine! Yikes! You can have my big glass!
11/4/2013 11:53:43 pm
I hope you got everything done today! Thanks for stopping by! I do appreciate it!
11/4/2013 03:52:47 pm
Ah...those were the days! I taught kindergarten, too. During one "Show and Tell" time, one little girl told us about her three daddies who took turns sleeping with her mother.
11/4/2013 11:54:56 pm
You and I should compare notes and then write those stories down and sell the book! Maybe it will be a best seller! I also have a boy with pants issues. He is always with his pants down around his ankles. He thinks it's funny because everyone laughs. Not a great way to get attention!
11/4/2013 11:37:18 pm
Ugh. Sounds like a horrible day. The good thing is, Tuesday is a new beginning. Let's just hope that the parents don't give their kids as much candy in their lunchboxes as they did yesterday. ((HUGS))
11/4/2013 11:55:27 pm
Today I may start a new rule about anything other than one candy, then they have to give it to me!
11/4/2013 11:58:48 pm
So sorry you had a bad day. I swear you must have special powers to be able to deal with a room full of rugrats lol. Maybe this'll make u feel better because I've had the week from hell.
11/5/2013 03:56:59 am
I'm so sorry Krista. You're right. That's a rough problem. Actually I've been in your shoes with my mom. I'll send prayers and hope things improve.
11/5/2013 09:01:21 am
Thank you so much Melissa and you're sure right, we do need to stick together! I wish someone would plan a conference way up here so we could all get together!
11/5/2013 04:55:58 am
Hi, Melissa: and here are mega hugs for the terrible horrible no-good very bad day. My Monday, however, was very good. Sunday-not-so great. Someday, someone is going to invent a 3rd day in between Saturday and Sunday.
11/8/2013 01:01:11 pm
I made the mistake of thinking Monday was bad...but the rest of the week just got worse!
11/5/2013 08:51:22 am
Oh dear, Melissa. On such days we can be thankful there are only 24 hours in a day! My Monday was a bit "off" but you sure make me feel better about it. Hang in there! An eternal optimist would say, "this too shall pass"...
11/8/2013 01:02:09 pm
24 hours of sleep would be nice... :)
11/6/2013 03:54:21 am
My bad day waited until Tuesday, though I think you win the prize because poop trumps everything but puke.
11/8/2013 01:01:39 pm
Poop trumps everything!
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