WILD DAY!

9-3-09:  On the way into school this morning the teacher that made comments, yesterday, waited for me to catch up to her.  She told me she was waiting for me.  She said, "I was pretty harsh yesterday."  I said, "Yes, you were."  She said, "I just disagree."  And I reminded her we would still have to agree to disagree and told her "we are good."  She seemed relieved.  At least, even with a different opinion, she had the courage to talk to me about it today.  I respect that.  Just the fact that she apparently went home and thought about it meant a lot.  Actually, I believe she is the first person to ever do that.  In my world, I mean. The other para in our room was absent today.  Whew!!!  Normally he deals with a very difficult student all day.  Today, I had to.  I am not used to working with this student, nor he with me.  All in all it went well but it was really a challenge!  And on top of that, we are doing base-line data.  So, I had to work with his academics, behaviors, discipline, and write it all down.  I am worn out! Tomorrow we are going on our first field trip of the year.  We take the kids to a special needs indoor pool  It is so good for them.  And, all I have to do is just sit and watch!  Of course, the journey there, on the city bus, can be interesting. Craig and I went out for dinner tonight.  That was nice.  Especially since I am so tired.  It is not a fancy place by any means.  But, it is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants.  When I got home I had to take a nap, though. So, another day done.       

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deleted_user
deleted_user

I am so pleased that your colleague smoothed things over. It is hard working with someone when there is tension. I\'m also glad you had a nice meal out after your hectic day. I know what you mean about those bus trips!! Good luck with that, lol! Enjoy the day. I always found those days out tiring even when I wasn\'t doing much! I\'m off to see Lydia this weekend so may not be online. Have a good one dear friend. Charlotte. xo
deleted_user
deleted_user

I so hope you have a better day tomorrow. It was good of your hubby to take you our to dinner so you could unwind & not have to fix a meal & clean up after the day you had today...Love & hugs, Connie
deleted_user
deleted_user

I\'m glad the person who spoke w/you put some thought into her words. She still doesn\'t know what she is talking about, but for her to make the effort to open the subject again shows some strength of character. And you have shown much strength of character in your reponses to her. You go girl!! Hope you enjoy the holiday weekend! Love ya, Cyn
biowoman
biowoman

Well...she may not have said what I had hoped...but at least she felt the need to address the \"manner\" in which she spoke. Love to you...Karen
BinkyH
BinkyH

I am glad that your co-worker had the strength of character to speak up to you! We all find our strength from different sources and we cannot expect nor hope that others learn it the same way we did. Trials come in so many forms. I have found my long lost best friend via Facebook and she is telling me about how her daughter almost lost her arm. It would be too easy for me to say \"well, it is just an arm, my son is dead\". We cannot expect for those who have not lost children to have any idea what it is like. When we realize that, we can excuse them for what they cannot possibly understand. Love to you, Belinda
deleted_user
deleted_user

I\'m glad your co-worker \"sort of\" apologized. I still don\'t get how she thinks she knows. But oh well. She tried to make it right at least. I\'m glad you got to go out for dinner last night. Julia