Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Wore Pink Instead

I don't own a single article of clothing that is green...well except some big fuzzy green socks, but I would have looked like a complete moron wearing them with my ballet flats.  So I decided to deck myself out in pink instead.  "Pink is my signature color..."
I tied a piece of green ribbon to my sweater when I got to school, which my cat just apparently ate off the kitchen counter...
Do you ever feel like you ruin a perfectly good outfit by having a perfectly horrible day? I did today. I wish I had worn this outfit on a bright sunny day, without my eye swollen, without having to wear my glasses, without losing my patients. 

  I feel like I've been in a funk this week, which I think in other words is called girly whirly hormones. I feel like I spoiled our afternoon when I overreacted to a situation today with my students and I feel bad about it. I wish I could say I was the perfect teacher all the time. I am usually so calm and can brush off behaviors and see past back talking and annoying habits (do you really have to kick the table leg over and over and over and over??), but today I just couldn't do it. I literally gave myself a time out and then a few minutes later sat my students down to apologize. 

Who was it who said, "Tomorrow is another day" ? Oh yeah, Miss Scarlett O'Hara, she sure had her share of bad days.
I'm glad I can try again tomorrow.
Maybe I just need a good cry, a hot shower, and an early bed time. 
Or maybe just a really big glass of wine...


  1. Don't beat yourself up. Let's face it, there's always at least ONE (or two, or three:-/) of those kids each year. From day 1 you know it's going to be rough....and after they've done the same frustrating behavior almost daily for 8 months, it's totally understandable that you lost your patience. We all do! Spring break is juuuuuust around the corner...hang in there, Teach:-). -Eve

  2. Thanks Eve! You always make me feel better! It's good to know sometimes you're not alone out there in the world of Kindergarten!