Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Information Overload!

Yikes! My brain is so incredibly overloaded with all of it's junk that I'm about to scream!!!! AAAUUUGGGHHH! This is THE MOST busy time of year for me. I have teacher's appreciation week all week next week (how many times can I say the word 'week'?), and baseball starts tonight. I'm trying to get things taken care of for next week for all 8 (did you catch that, 8?!) of my assigned people. I think it's ridiculous what all is required of us, but hey, I'm not the main decision maker at CES. Hmmmm, just maybe....

Our kids are assigned not only their teacher, but 1 extra staff person as well. So our extra person for Jonah's classroom is THE PRINCIPAL. Are you KIDDING me???? The pressure is on. That will be all I say. The extra person for Noah's class is our sweet kindergarten assistant. They have to take a flower on Monday, send in 1 item per class on Tuesday for a luncheon, send the gift in on Wednesday, buy takeout lunch on Thursday and send thank you notes on Friday. Ummm, I love these people, but I appreciate them ALL year, not just for one week. And that's a whole lot for one week when you have more than one child. Anyway. I feel lots of overwhelming things because I'm the room mom. Times 2. I don't even know if the other room moms got the email with all the info. I did b/c I was pressuring my friend Libby at school who was in charge of it all.

To add to that stuff, I'm also coordinating snacks for the tball team. Which really is not a big deal, it's just one more thing for me to remember. I need a night out. Or 4. Or a trip. I mean a vacation. My doc always says that a trip with kids is just a trip...like a trip to the grocery store, but a vacation is one where the mom and dad go and the kids don't! Wishful thinking.

So, how's your week going? I felt the need to write all of this out, because even as I do this, it is slowly making me feel better. See? It really is an outlet for me. So thank you for your listening ears. Or reading eyes. Whatever. Can you tell I'm about at my wit's end here? Okay, I just took a deep, calming breath and slowly released it. I will be okay. I really will. If I can survive next week.

Oh, and if you also happen to be reading this and do not know yet (AHEM Bill, Mom, Phyllis, Wiley, Dad, Sandy) kindergarten is putting on a program next Friday May 1st at 9:15. It's in the gym. Remember from Graham and Drew? It's a slideshow and a play. Jonah is a frog, and Noah is a mouse. It's gonna be so precious. I can't wait. You can come find me and sit with me. I'll be the crazy mom sobbing her eyes out up front. Because I just canNOT believe my babies are almost in first grade. Holy cow. Where has this year GONE?!

Well, before I stress all of you out anymore about the craziness of my life, I will go. I have to be at the school in one hour, and I am not Biblically prepared yet. I need to go get that way. Love to all, I'm praying for you today!!!


Phyllis said...

You are soooo awesome with all you do! Remember Hot Springs is yours whenever you want it and 4 little boys are always welcome at Mimi's and Papa's!!!! I am always praying for you.
Bunches of love.

Katie said...

First off, love the new look. At least it is new for me...=) I think I got the email you are referring to...I know I got one from Libby outlining the week. Talk soon!!

all4boys said...

Thank you Phyllis and Katie!!! Love you both to pieces!!!

Momma Miller said...

You know, having been in the classroom for several years, I'm embarrassed at how parents are pushed to do something special for teachers. I came from an incredibly wealthy district and the parents were sending me and my husband to the fanciest restaurants in town and lavishing me with gifts galore. I know some of them had the money to do this, but others were probably required to "chip in" such-and-such amount. For Christmas they got me a gorgeous new classroom rocking chair one year and had specialized cushions made to match my classroom decor. Talk about SPECIAL. But again, I cringe when I think about all families being required to participate. It kinda takes the specialness out of the week. As a parent, I would much rather do something very special and creative with my own child for their teacher--as long as it was meaningful and useful, that is. :)

Have a beautiful day!

~Shaye (Momma Miller)

Momma Miller said...

Oh good heavens. I just saw that you're the room mom, too. Bless you. Room moms make the world go around. Really, they do! I think we should have a room mom appreciate week. Or two. Or maybe even three.

~Shaye (Momma Miller)

all4boys said...

Thank you Shaye, for your kind words. They mean a lot, and I will definitely take into consideration what I do for my kiddos. I have twins, and in one class, I got a ton of money, but in the other, I have ZERO. So one will be fancy, and one will be creative. Fortunately, I know they both will appreciate whatever they get. These are my kindergarten ones. I also have my older 2, but I'm not as worried about them b/c I do stuff for them all year. Thanks again!!!

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