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The week that wouldn't end

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Maybe I should say weeks that wouldn't end. It all started when my room at work got changed, with three students and my co-teacher moving to the next room. No big deal, I've been alone several times. Of course I've never been alone with three potty-training kids and three still fully in diapers. It wouldn't be so bad if the potty-training ones were a little more independent. I swear I spend my whole day in the bathroom. Then I have 5-6 kids everyday each vying for my attention. One goes in her pants just so I will change her, another stands on tables or chairs smiling at me until I get him down, and yet another will start hitting me because I'm talking to one of the other kids. I forgot how hard it is to pass around attention when your alone with a group of kids that all need you at the same time.

If that wasn't hard enough, our beloved class goldfish died suddenly. I received this fish two years ago as part of our secret spook and everyone was shocked at how old it was and how big. Then one day I was in the bathroom - shocking! And my little "peanuts" comes over and says the fishy is stuck. I had no idea what she was talking about. I thought a fish puzzle piece got stuck, but our fish was gone. I was asked about our fish for a week, until I finally bought a new one.

That's another thing. I am waaaaaaay too soft hearted. I found a baby Betta and bought it for my little tank at home the day before I bought the new goldfish (Spooky) and could not sleep for fear of finding the fish dead. I read that the babies could eat regular food, but when I tried the food was too big. So I checked another website that went on and on about how it's cruel to sell these babies because they're too young and need special food. So I got the special food the next day when I got Spooky so all is well there. Of course I couldn't sleep that night because I was worried I'd go to work and find a dead fish there. Well, both fish friends seem to be thriving so hopefully I'll sleep this week.

I have recovered from reading the Hunger Games trilogy. That cause more sleepless nights because I kept thinking about the story. I must say, having read the books I like the movie better.

This whole deal with the wildlife sanctuary closing at 4:30 is killing me! I miss it like you wouldn't believe and haven't managed to get a lot of exercise in these past two weeks. Part of that has to do with lack of sleep causing lack of energy, but I'm done with excuses. I want to get in another 1500 GOOD minutes by the end of the year.

My husband wants a baby, now. He's been doing a lot of thinking about baby names. Now it's Eleanor or Margaret. I told him I will never like a name beacause for as long as I can remember I wanted Emily Ann, the same name his sister picked when she learned we were engaged and decided to try for a baby girl. Still may go with it, but I also keep telling him we need a baby first.

Time to get moving.
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    Wow, those kids are keeping you BUSY! Is it possible to have someone come in and help you for a short time now and again? Like if you're in the bathroom for a long time with a line of kids is someone else stepping in to help with the others? Even just having someone else stop in for 5-10 minutes in the morning and afternoon can make the day seem a little easier. Of course, lack of sleep (from worrying about fish and reading those books) tends to add to stress and feeling overwhelmed. Hopefully when you get better sleep it will help!

    Have you been looking into other places you can walk during the winter? You have a very long winter ahead of you before it opens back up in the spring. No reason to have it not being accessible derail your journey for even part of the winter. No place will be the same, but there's got to be somewhere that is acceptable.

    I'm very glad to hear your husband is getting into the idea of a baby. I know how hard it was on you. Good things happen when there is an honest conversation.
    2931 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12235216
    Sorry to hear about the fish... :(

    Glad you did your research on the new ones that you have and found what they can eat....

    I hope this finds you in good spirits...

    2931 days ago
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  • TIBI183
    Ugh, what a busy/ eventful week for you. I hope you were able to get some rest this weekend. emoticon emoticon
    2931 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    2931 days ago
    I remember my days being in a day care and having my own kid it's way more hard work. It's sure more rewarding as well. Hope you can find your time to work out.
    Try to find things that can help you with your sleep, maybe soothing music, meditation, things that might not make you think so much, because reading seems to get your brain working more. Just somethings I think it might help.
    2931 days ago
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