That sound?

Was probably the poo hitting the fan.

Y’all, I am so tired. I am almost-fainting-at-worship-band tired. Coming-to-school-and-feeling-all-wibbly-and-tearful tired. Falling-asleep-at-a-little-after-nine-fully-clothed-tired. I hate when I get rundown. And of course, it happens on a Thursday, the day where I consider the time to visit the ladies room an exquisite pleasure and privelege.

Yesterday was parent-tutor conferences, and for the most part they went really well. My class are lovely, and settling in well to the crazy schedule here.

Have a great day, y’all. Please leave me a comment to make me smile – I’m having a bit of an Eeyore day here.



  1. Anonymous
    19th October 2006 / 11:58 am

    i think i know what the situation is – and that’s just stupid. of the parent, not of you. my mom was a teacher all her life, so i’m well acquainted with some of the stunts that (well-meaning) parents can pull. trust your heart, claire. i know from HERE that you’re making wonderful, egoless decisions for your kids. it sucks when those decisions are going to have to make way for the parents’, but i know you’re doing as good a job as possible. you’re a wonderful person – funny, kind-hearted, smart, full-of-life – and the second you forget that i’m coming across the pond to remind you.:)

  2. Scott
    19th October 2006 / 12:40 pm

    I have many friends that are teachers and they all feel the same way that you do. Some parents just get in the way.I am quite positive that you are doing a great job teaching though.As for the Tragcially Hip… start off with the songs Wheat Kings, Courage, Poets and Scared. If you like them, then let me know… I am more than willing to sending over a hip mix to you.Scott

  3. Los
    19th October 2006 / 1:57 pm

    Claire – you are doing a great job – I know that you have the students’ best interests in mind and heart.All parents think their children are the greatest, and need special attention to make that greatness flourish. Unfortunately, that is just the way it is. But, some parents are more overwhelming than others.

  4. Claire
    19th October 2006 / 4:48 pm

    Bee: Thanks hon. It’s all worked out just fine now, but first thing this morning I was wobbly as all get out – a combo of overtiredness and stress I think. All sorted now though, yay, and it’s almost holiday time!Scott: Cheers! And I will look into the hip, and keep you posted :-).Los: How can the man with the sombrero be so wise? I love it!

  5. joey potter's it
    19th October 2006 / 6:31 pm

    Screw the parents – about 10 years from now when that kid’s in therapy at least she’ll be able to say “I had this teacher once who really wanted the best for me…”

  6. Anonymous
    19th October 2006 / 7:32 pm

    Babes, parents suck dude, I know that already and I’m not quite a teacher yet – they shoulder you with the entire responsibility for the fact that their precious offspring are not up to their standards, when THEY probably dont even speak to them when they get home from school… Forget the parents, I know you are the best teacher in the world ever and so do your kids! love ya Naomi xx

  7. Claire
    20th October 2006 / 7:20 am

    JPI: Thanks hon – I’m all calmed down now, but she had me riled!Nai: Sweetie, you always know how to cheer me up. Fret not, I’m keeping it Gilesgate :-).

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