School starts next Monday for three of my kids, Wednesday for our oldest who is in college. But, I have been taking this week as the calm before the storm. It’s not really working…my husband had had to drop his daily plans to fix a number of things this week, so he has been at a slow simmer for a few days…our oldest daughter is planning and packing and trying to organize her move to her dorm when it’s virtually impossible to do so as her previous year’s stuff is spread from her room, throughout the house and even up in the barn…our son could care less, he is ready to begin his classes whenever it’s time…and our two daughters are both ready and not ready to return to the daily grind.
Tonight, we have to attend their school’s “Meet the Teacher” night, where we will meet all of the new
coaches teachers, and there are a lot of them. Over a dozen teachers in our small public school have either retired, not had their contracts renewed, found better jobs elsewhere or left just because they could do better elsewhere.
That little jab at
coaches teachers is not a joke. For nearly EVERY. SINGLE. POSITION. ANNOUNCEMENT the school put on their website, they were looking for coaches FIRST and then, well maybe if they were state certified to teach a close-enough subject matter, they may be considered. For a school that CLAIMS to always put academics first, it really chaps my khaki’s about how those positions were advertised.
So, since there are many things that frustrate and aggravate me about our local school…I am trying to treat this week as the calm before the storm. My husband has one online class this year, too, and it’s on Mondays – it runs from 4 pm through 6 pm. Which means I have to shorten my nap time to be able to pick our daughters up from the bus stop as well as get our son moving so he can finish his school work before he has to leave for Scouts 15 minutes after hubby finishes with his online class. Oy.
The photo above. It’s my calm before the storm.