This has been the longest week at school ever! If Megan doesn’t get back soon I’m retiring no matter what. I’m getting more and more irritated at work. I used to be so timid, always the peacemaker, I wanted to avoid conflict so badly I’d let anyone walk all over me. Times have changed.
I think it’s a combination of age and just the fact that I am completely and totally fed up with the bullsh*t in my profession. People at work now know that if they don’t want me to tell them exactly what I think – don’t ask me. I will no longer stand by quietly as they pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining. And you know – that part is fun.
I’ve always enjoyed the children, but now I’m kinda enjoying being the badass at teacher’s meeting. I remember when I first started out gasping at some of the things older teachers said, and wondering how they possible got up the nerve to say such thing. Now I know – its realizing that your boss is a boy and that you know more how to teach your students than he does. Its simply doing the job you were hired to do, regardless of every ‘new idea’ that is the momentary ‘most wonderful thing to come to education ever!’ After all, they will change it for a new ‘most wonderful’ thing next year.
I’m blessed that Nick is willing to listen to my complaints about work. He’ll listen to my bitching and griping, ask me question, commiserate with me for a while and then come at me with a wooden spoon if he thinks I’m letting it get to me too much. Can’t ask much more than that. Now If I can just make it through today and tomorrow we’ll finally be to my spring break and I’ll have ten days off to breath and write! Cross your fingers for me.