Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Oh my Achin' Self
Monday I dragged myself to work because we had a National History Day judging. I couldn't miss I had people counting on me. I felt miserable all day. I ended up staying late and getting everything ready for a sub on Tuesday.
Tuesday I just rested at home. I tidied up a few things and just relaxed and graded a pile of papers that was waiting on me from the weekend. I feel better today.
Honestly, I think my body gave into stress; it was just washed-up (like my washing machine). Worn out, tired, overwork and needed a day of R and R where my biggest decision of the day was what type of cereal to eat.
I think I need to add some more vitamin C to my diet. Normally I breeze through sick season with the kids.
On another note we are really dealing with a teen who is really trying to find his adult identiy. He pushes the envelope in all things. He brought me home from school Monday night after his shift at the Y. He was driving too fast up the city street. I asked him to slow down and he said he was only going a little fast. I said you were approaching 10 mph over when I glanced. He spouted the "if your 9 your mine" statement. I said that only works on the interstates and 9 over is where you get the ticket. It was a not pleasant ride the rest of the way home. Not to mention I got an email from his teacher for his behavior in class Monday and again today. You know I've received more reports on his behavior this year in school than his whole school years. Needless to say, he is cell phoneless for a week. When I was talking to Kyle about it I said, I deal with this type of behavior ALL DAY at school and the last thing I want is to deal with it at home too.
We agreed that we made it through high school without a cell phone, driving and he'll be okay too. Who knows maybe I won't even give it back. I think I'm going to have to apologize to my own mother for being a teenager myself.