Monday, March 07, 2011
Today I had every excuse in the book not to go to my scheduled fitness class. I have been battling a sinus cold for over a week and my stomach has been upset (flu going around). Being a teacher, I do not like calling in sick, so I decided to suck it up and go to school. The day only got worse as it went on. I had a confrontation with a co-worker about the way she spoke to a student and had to deal with a very upset parent. At lunch I walked into my sons class to give him his medicine and all he** was breaking loose in there...kids screaming yelling, kicking...which resulted in my son and a few other kids being very upset. I spent my lunch hour with a small group of kids calming them down. Then, near the end of the day, a grade one student punched a little boy right in the face (again in my sons class). I had to fill out reports and call parents. My son came home very upset and tired. I thought that I should probably stay home to 'support him'...then I realized that I needed to get my butt to class in order to be a better parent to him.
If all this had happened a few months ago, I would have planned first thing in the morning on not going to class...."im sorry, I cant, I just dont have it in me".....but I WENT and I actually feel better!!! I gt out alot of frustrations, and my son was perfectly content with his daddy at home. The fact that i did not throw in the towel after a day like today really makes me proud...I am well on my way to being a better me, inside and out!