Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Catching Up and Checking In

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've posted. Not long after my last post, I started subbing. Just a few days a week. I started my long-term sub job last Monday. The first week went well. We are on spring break this week. I'll sub full-time until May 11 or so. I've also interviewed for permanent positions at two districts. I was called for a second interview at one district and am in the process of getting that scheduled. In addition to teaching, I finished one grad class and will start a second one tomorrow night.

The girls are going gangbusters. Audrey can completely undress herself and will do so any chance she gets. Ruthie has turned into a bully, but she is the sweetest bully I have ever met. She relentlessly pesters Audrey using any method she can think of. Physically, that means hair pulling, shirt tugging, head slapping, or plain old sitting on her. Ruthie also knows that Audrey can't stand to have her food tray touched, so she derives great pleasure from doing just that. Certain words and phrases also set Audrey off, so Ruthie makes sure she injects those into conversations. Oh, and Ruthie appears to be fond of her class bully, Parker. Nice. Both girls think it is their God-given right to whine and fake cry about everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. It really grates on my nerves, but I have yet to develop the mommy-talent of ignoring it.

We are contemplating a daycare switch after I wrap up my long-term position. Not sure yet. I've just observed a few things that don't sit well with me. Nothing serious. The girls really loved their teacher, Ms. Jo. Unfortunately, she is no longer at the school. I hate the thought of making them start all over at a new place, but that might be the best choice in the long run.

I'm going to cut this short so I can go get cozy in my bed and read. I just started "The Paris Enigma" by Pablo De Santis. It is a murder mystery translated from Spanish. A most entertaining read.