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Disobedience in its UGLY form

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Why did one of my handsome, precious student adolescent jewels refuse to do classwork and decided to use non-standard English, age-inappropriate language when a colleague and I asked him to pick up his paper off the floor? (He knocked it down- tantrum?)

No. He proceeded to say, "I ain't doin'sh$t!" after we told him to pick it up)

RECORD SCRATCH moment... emoticon

The room is still. My other students (mouths agape, eyes larger than melons) stare in ultimate disbelief.
Now, many of you all know me somewhat or your prayers to God that I don't lose my cool and turn into "Woman without Sense".
I took a deep breath (as he probably noticed my angered, peering expression) and he walked out of the room with his belongings.

(moment of silence as I prayed for God to allow me to keep my cool and my JOB)
Final Resolve: His parent was called, he was referred to an administrator, and the class continued in bliss... emoticon

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LBEEKMA 4/10/2011 7:52PM

    You handled that beautifully. Thanks for the lesson in patience/remaining calm in the eye of a storm!

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AKAFIT 4/10/2011 6:52PM

    Way to go Soror. You were awesome. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUNEBUG160 4/8/2011 9:43AM

    Wow other people's children hey?!lol And that's why I left the teaching program halfway through, I knew I would NOT be any good at those kinds of situations. Good on ya for keeping it together like you did.

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HWESTAD 4/7/2011 1:27PM

    HAHA! I have found that stepping back a second before you respond keeps things so much calmer when something like that happens. Because, more than likely, how you react shows your students how to react and then it all goes down hill! Oh man. Good job keeping your cool! Don't you love moments like that!?

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ITISDONE 4/6/2011 8:39PM

    Whew! That was a close one. LOL! Sounds like you did a great job handling it though. Hang in there, the weekend is almost here.

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Gotta stay hydrated. Drinking water had not always been my favorite beverage.
Swimming pool...
Bathtub contents...
Trickling/streaming from showerheads...
Crashing waves on the beach plummeting against rocks...

My former views of water.

Until I realized that I had to change my views, I was headed toward dehydrated destruction.
Who'd have imagined water is so vital to health and wellness.
Now, I cherish and nurture every saturated opportunity to relish God's most vital resource.

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1KKATT 4/2/2011 9:50PM

    I used to hate ater...and drank Diet Pepsi whenever I was thirsty. Tea worked too. I drink a lot of tea. Regular teas and herbal teas. But no water.

I decided it was time to quit the Diet Pepsi so I replaced it with water. Yes, I had a few headaches, but the water helped deal with those, also. I still have the occasional Diet Pepsi, but I generally crave a nice cold drink of water. :)

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Sunday with the kids...including our little Andy

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Andy is our pooch. He's such a friendly, protective, human-like fella!
Usually he wants his mommy- me- to show him affection- hugs and sweet talk.
He wants his big sisters to bathe and groom him.
He wants Daddy to rub his belly and "kick his butt"- playtime activity for them.
He wants his big brother- my son- to run and play fetch.
Yeah, he's truly a family friend, little Andy!


Beach-Going Exercise

Monday, March 21, 2011

I plan to walk along the beach today in the sunshine.
It's too beautiful outside not to.
I may even post a photo as a reminder of how gorgeous it is.
Stay posted!!!
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LADYAKA 3/22/2011 11:23PM

    I must admit that I am wishing that I could join you. It must be wonderful to walk along the beach today. Especially if you watched the sun rise or set.

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AKAFIT 3/22/2011 10:46AM

    Beach exercise is so awesome. It gives you a chance to remember and celebrate the AWESOMENESS of God and His creation! I definitely want to see pictures!

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The Tyra Show

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

When I finished watching "Tyra", I had to face the fact that I never really healed from my father being killed. I was 19 when this occurred, yet at 39 now, I am still "triggered".
The episode featured Grossiest People in America and obsessions.
The OCD of a woman who wore her father's clothing (he died in) brought out previous OCD behaviors.

I must admit that I have a few of those OCD behaviors myself, but they aren't harmful to others. My behavior is being OVERLY organized. That may seem like a "good" thing, but when things get messy or aren't where I think they should be, I tend to feel overwhelmed.

So, what am I doing to address this? I tell myself that I can't control other's messes and it's okay to leave some of my things unattended until it's convenient to get it cleaned/organized.

Self-therapy is what I practice so my problem doesn't get out of hand. Any other suggestions are welcomed.

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AKAFIT 3/22/2011 10:55AM

    I too am OVERLY organized and can drive my family crazy when I am on one of my rampages. I have had to learn that my life won't fall apart if EVERYTHING isn't in its place. I think just being open about what makes you struggle with your family is a good step.

I had to tell my husband that certain behaviors really triggered my OCD to come out in a major way. So, he is working on those things. It isn't easy because I find my OCD is an overcompensation for my years at home. Since I couldn't control my environment, i.e. my mother's drug addiction, my father's alcohol and drug addiction, my father's violent behavior towards my mom, etc, when I left home I became overly controlling of my things.

It is something that I work on daily, but I also realize that really taking ownership of my feelings and actions help. When you are weirded out or feeling like you need to control at all cost, let your loved ones know. Create a buzz word, so that they know when you are struggling. Mine is, "honey I am feeling overwhelmed right now!" Then he knows that I really need him to help out or else I am going to explode.

Hope this helps you soror. Just know that being OCD isn't a problem unless you are imposing that on someone else. It can also be a good thing in some cases.

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ROSES4UN4ME 3/16/2011 4:58PM

    TO GET Over A PROBLEM you must 1st admit you have a problem and try to change for yourself and than for others....

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