Tuesday, August 11, 2009

School Days...

Okay, so I think I am officially the worst teacher ever. I haven't been up to the school a single day this summer to do anything for my classroom. Actually, I only went up once and that was to conference with parents whose kids failed the TAKS test. My room is a wreck. They painted the walls, so every single piece of furniture is in the middle of the room. Honestly I would love to get in there and get things together, but I've had an infant all summer and a 4 year old for half of it, and getting things anywhere but our house together is quite the feat=) I have been enjoying our kids, and I don't regret that...I just know that there is a ton of stuff for me to do before Open House next Thursday. Teachers go back to school on Monday, but apparently we will be in meetings and all that good stuff. So basically I need to get my room done this week. And basically that is pretty impossible without help. My mom is here through tomorrow, so I think we are going to head over to the school and try to get some things done in the morning. Ugh. It's really here, isn't it?

Let me fill you in on a little scare we had on Monday. I posted a few weeks ago about how excited we were about finding a sitter for Kam. She'd assured us she'd hold a spot for him for August 17th. No problem. So last week I e-mailed her, just to touch base. She never replied. So Sunday I texted her. No reply. Getting nervous. Monday I was about to call her when I checked my e-mail. Her mother-in-law, who lives with them, had been in the hospital and is sick and will need this lady to help take care of her during the day, so she couldn't take anymore kids Kam's age. Um, when we signed up with her, there were no more kids Kam's age. They were all school age except a 1 year old. So basically I am freaking out and praying and asking everyone I know to pray...and Kaleb reminded me that this sweet lady who keeps the nursery at our church lives in Bridge City and keeps kids. Hmm...I call her and wouldn't you know it she just got a call from a mom of an infant (she keeps 2 max) who decided to stay home this year and her one spot opened up! Tell me God didn't work that! It's in Bridge City, which is away from both our works but where we'll be living when the house thing comes through. And hopefully I can eventually get a teaching job in BCISD. Then there was the issue of where he would stay next week...Mrs. Laurel doesn't take kids until August 24th. I didn't even sweat that...I am finally starting to realize just how much God works things for us=) Well, one of my aunts messaged me saying she could come down and keep Kam. I thought she was joking. She wasn't! And Kaleb's mom said she could take off work a few days to keep him also! Wow. God is so good!!!

So that's what's happened these last couple of days. I know, I know, no pictures. Tomorrow, tomorrow...

5 comments:

Elisabeth said...
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The Frausto Family said...

Thank goodness about Kam! It must be such a relief to know he'll be taken care of....don't feel so bad as a teacher - I haven't been back to school yet either! Yikes!

Nancy said...

I always say, When it's time to go back, I'll know it. Usually that time isn't until the week before school because let's face it...we really want to pack everything into summer that we possibly can, right? And let's look at it this way...won't a happy teacher be a better teacher? To paraphrase an old saying, "If Teacher (mama) ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." :) I apologize to any English teachers who might read this...I do know better...but a quote's a quote. :) I believe that one of the reasons teachers get the summer off is because we need a chance to rest and recharge our creative batteries...and the longer we have to do that, the better. :) You are a GREAT teacher, Jenni Lynne! The measure of a good teacher is not how much time she spends at the school WITHOUT the students...it's how much she teaches the students once they are there!!! And you may quote me on that! :) And now...I will step down off my soapbox! :)
I am so thankful that God worked things out for Kamden next week!! I love the way He builds our faith...one step at a time!

Nancy said...

Sorry! Just realized that my comment is almost as long as your blog! :)

Elisabeth said...

How neat that your a teacher! Some dear friends of mine are teachers one in high school and another teaches elementary and the last one is a social studies teacher to 6th graders (I'd love to have her job!)