Thursday, September 16, 2010

Beginning of School Clobber-fest

Basically what's going on is I'm getting my ass kicked by back-to-school. This happens every year, and even though by year ten I'm theoretically prepared for it... Well. It's still awful.

I'm teaching online all the time and a brand new prep besides. I have 27 more students this year than last for a total of 155. And, the computers I was supposed to use for teaching 21st Century Skills don't load web pages. Also, did you know we're living in a multi-generational, extended family household? As I type this, there are six adults and two children here with me under this one roof.

Also, Shef is testing every existing boundary and Mac won't sleep. I don't know if you've tried it, but four people (yes, Shef still visits!) in a queen bed does not make for a restful night.

Last night I told Dan that he should just go to Shef's bed when Mac came in. This worked pretty well, and Mac was especially pleased. At breakfast he told Dan, "I sleep in Mommy's bed. You go out."

Someday things will be a little calmer. Maybe in a month or two or six.


Jill said...

I guess 21st Century Skills don't include using a web page. You'll just have to think of something else.

Hang in there, KC!!

Anonymous said...

Back to school always kicks my ass no matter how much I gear up for it. Day 22 here, and it is getting a bit better-either that or I'm getting used to it. I try not to think back about how it used to be and when I thought I had no time then. I guess I didn't really know what "no time" looked like till I started this school year! Hang in there!

LH said...

Yeah, we're calming down a little here. Except I'm still working on Sundays.
I guess I agree with Nance. After 4 weeks, you get a little used to it.

Enjoy this beautiful fall day, lady jane!

Beth said...

Both boys are visiting my room more often than they used too. Mitch hardly ever sleeps in our room anymore. In regards to slowing down, I'm thinking maybe 12 more years or perhaps 15 :). You're doing a great job!

Mary Ann said...

I don't know how you do it...ummm, wow. I wanted to run away just reading your post.