Tuesday, March 3, 2009

but today i totally sucked

Lest you get the impression that I am a teaching goddess - or as one extraordinarily generous blogger friend put it, "Jesus" - I give you Exhibit A, a Supremely Sucky Tuesday in the classroom.

Nothing, and I am not being dramatic, nothing qualified as 'going well' today.

Those brilliant seniors [high schoolers, not geriatrics, Texan Mama] of yesterday's fame? Two of the 21 were actively paying attention during our 90 minute period; one sympathetically remarked to me that class was "painful." And there was girl drama of epic proportions that I tried unsuccessfully to downplay.

Advocacy class was suspiciously sparse; those in attendance could not. stop. talking while I was attempting to explain the day's plan - one student actually kept shouting "EVERYONE BE QUIET" exactly when I would start to speak.

By the time Technology rolled around sixty-five hours later I had decided to spend most of the period watching the special features of Minority Report, focusing on the aspect of our vision of the future vs. Hollywood's, and what kinds of jobs are represented in moviemaking. The lameness was not lost on my students but they generously played along and did not stage a mutiny.

The blinding, piercing headache I left school with was, however, soothed by my coming home to a completely clean kitchen (THANK YOU BEST HUSBAND EVER) and by my best friend inviting me to share her perfect Darjeeling tea and chocolate chip cookies (THANK YOU BEST LISA EVER). So I have to qualify that nothing going well - at 4:00, everything felt better.


Shana said...

There's nothing better than having people to help put you back together after a day of suck.

Here's to a rockin' Wednesday.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I'm sorry you had a bad day.

Jesus had them too.

JCK said...

Sorry you had such a rotten day. Your man and that Lisa rock!

Gretchen said...

Glad to hear it got better. We should all be so lucky to have a Stu and a Lisa.

Anonymous said...

So sorry. Hopefully today will be better.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Hopefully today will be a better day. If not, I'm aching to make snickerdoodles next.

(I WILL learn to bake, egg-free, if it kills me. Or keeps me chubby.)

You are such a fabulous woman, friend, teacher.

Like Cheri said: Even Jesus had bad days.

(I'd like to think Biff baked too.)

Fantastic Forrest said...

Who said you were Jesus? That is just silly. You don't have a beard. Not even a stray chin hair, from what I've seen.

People are crazy.

Can I borrow Stu and Lisa to give me the clean kitchen/cookie treatment?

I checked the google machine for something to help you deal with future chatty classes.
This site
seemed promising, but despite a post entitled "No Talking in Class," I think you'd be better off reading his "Bacterial Farts" series. It is funnier.

Alison said...

I hope today was better. A kitchen cleaned by someone else and delicious cookies do improve any situation.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My mama told me there'd be days like that . . . and it turns out she was right.

Here's to a better Wednesday.

LarryG said...

as a veteran you know it wasn't 'personal' ... but then again... lol

dkuroiwa said...

Yep...some days are like that...total suckage on all fronts.
Thank goodness for those good friends who offer us comfort, support, tea and cookies...you may be called up to reciprocate...and because you are a friend, you will.

Now...dust yourself off, pull up your boots, straighten up your shirt and get back in there and kick some ass!!


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