Yeah, I have today off from work. It is getting harder and harder to wake up on the morning. Not because I am later getting into bed, but probably because it is getting darker and darker each and every day. Today I managed to pull myself out of bed at 07:00 and that is an hour later then normal. I felt knackered still and it was hard getting the girls up as well. Lilly woke up and claimed that it was still “good night” after looking through the window. When I pick them up again from daycare they both agree that it is soon “goodnight”…even though it is just 15:00. So we only have a few hours of daylight.
When it is pissing down like today, we hardly have daylight at all.
I had a meeting at daycare with the head and their teacher. We talked about the insistent where Leah claimed that one of the teaching assistants had pinched her way too hard on her shoulders. When confronted he didn’t apologise but rater refused for it to have happened. Leah came home and told me that her teacher had called her a liar. Yet again I had to tell them that I didn’t really care what happened. Because knowing him I am confident that he would never hurt her on purpose. He is not by far violent, but I am pissed that they didn’t validate or acknowledge her feelings. How do they expect the kids to come and tell them about their problems when they deal with it like this? I seriously doubt that Leah will trust them with her problems after this episode. Because all she got from the insistent was that grown ups lie and are cowardly refusing to say sorry. That is HER perception…it doesn’t make it true, but it is still her feelings and they are true to her.
So that was pretty much my morning. I left daycare with both girls creaming because they wanted to take off with me. They didn’t feel like going out hiking in this weather….regardless of promises to make pancakes on the campfire.
I am currently sitting at Starbucks having a very late breakfast. I have bought everything we needed for our art project. So after dinner we have have to get started. Fingers crossed that they will turn out as wonderful as I picture them in my head.
Had a very productive day at work today, and it feels great. My English students (10th grade/15years old) are such a fun group to teach. They have not opened their mouth in class for so long, but today they all read to me and I was so proud of them.
Picked the girls up as normal, and we just got back home. Easy dinner today. We are just waiting for the sausages to come out of the oven. Both girls are playing happily in their rooms, and they are in such good spirits.
I have tomorrow off from work and have to go and buy some equipment for the artwork we are going to make. I am really excited to get started and I really hope that they turn out ok.
Friday I have an appointment with the head of the school I am currently working. She has offered me a position but I need to negotiate a bit before I accept. So I need to prepare myself…because I think that they want to pay me as a substitute for some of the hours that I am doing, and that doesn’t fly with me. I have a teaching degree and have 8 years experience as a head teacher. So regardless of what they intend for me to do, I am definitively not accepting to be paid as a substitute.
Thanks a lot sweetie. I think it is a great idea, and the result of some of the work I have seen online is great. But I will post pictures of our end result. I just hope that I will feel content about giving them away in the end.