tooting my own horn-I deserve it tonight :)

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 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!
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    As a retired teacher, I remember going home some days and thinking: KIDS 10, TEACHER win! Thank God, there were only a few days like that. I always knew when things didn't go right and wondered how I could have changed the outcome. If I may ask, where was the teacher when the kids were yelling and screaming and hitting and fighting?
    2600 days ago
  • SJACK06S
    Great work! I'm a teacher, too, so I understand how much stress the job produces! It's so easy to just go home and plop your exhausted booty on the couch! I always feel better when I force myself to work out.

    Good luck in reaching your goals! You have an amazing attitude!
    2603 days ago
    You should be proud... emoticon emoticon ... Now that's what I call determined and focused.. Keep up the good work.... I believe In YOU...
    2603 days ago
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