November 5, 2009

Update with Me

Regular readers have probably realized that I am not posting at my usual frequency. I will explain this now.

I am exhausted. A lot of stress on me right now. My parents' wedding anniversary was last week. My first birthday without my dad is coming up. The holidays are coming up. My dad was diagnosed the day after Thanksgiving last year. Our last Christmas together sucked because he was already so sick. We have been studying Families with the students this week. The other teacher read Love You Forever and at the end I ran out of the classroom and cried in the bathroom so the kids couldn't see me. I love that book but it was so hard to listen to. The kids have been very hyper and ornery the past week and a half and I want to go all WWE Smackdown on a couple of them who have been just spoiled little rotten brats whose parents shrug their shoulders and say 'yeah, he's that way at home too.' I want to say, Oh well I am so delighted you let him be the parent. Newsflash: You don't need to hit a child to discipline them! Just because you don't believe in spanking does not mean you should not ever tell them no!

So, yeah, I've been under a little stress...I will get back to normal as soon as I can.

22 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you're under so much stress. Take care of yourself.

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  2. Aw, I'm sorry sweetie. ((((HUGS)))) I hope you feel better soon!

    And don't put up with any of those little kids' crap. ;) As my grandma would say, Seen and not heard! :P

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  3. I'm sorry you're going through a rough time right now. I hope things get back on track soon. I know what you mean about Love You Forever. We have that book and every time I read it to the boys, I cry my eyes out...EVERY TIME!

    Keep your chin up and know that we're here whenever you are back to normal again =o)

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  4. Oh Rebecca. :/ I hope you feel better. Hugs to you on your birthday. :(

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  5. If I could I would give you a big HUG so a cyber one will have to do!!
    (((hugs))) Thinking of you and your family!!

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  6. I hope you feel better soon! {Hugs}

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  7. I can feel your pain! It really will get easier. My Dad died 4 years ago. Keep breathing!

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  8. Deep breaths! This can be a tough time of year...add tough memories into the mix, and AAGGHH!

    Hang in there!

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  9. Yes, kids can be challenging. And some of their parents....yeah, they're even more of a challenge.

    This year's holidays probably are going to be tough. Hopefully by next year, it will get easier. Maybe try writing a letter to your dad, and just keep it. At least it'll trigger a nice cry, and then maybe clear some emotions up for you.


    I read Love You Forever when my last baby was born and sobbed. Then I read it again recently (with two new grandchildren in the family) and still teared up. It's a book that pulls those emotions right out of everyone who reads it.

    Hang in there Rebecca, and give your mom extra hugs.

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  10. I'm so sorry that things are so stressful right now. Just do your best to keep your head above water and know that we're all here for you when you want to shout out. :))

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  11. Sending you good thoughts and hugs.

    Blogging is a good release though. It helped with my stress level when my son broke his leg.

    Take care,
    Michelle

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  12. Sorry to hear you are having such a bad time at the moment. I hope it gets easier soon.

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  13. I fee for you, my dear. Take it easy, get some rest when you can, and be nice to yourself overall. You'll recover and be back to posting in no time. :)

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  14. I am sorry you're going through all this, Rebecca. I am grieving for my mom, and I know how painful anniversaries -- and other emotional moments -- can be.

    I had to laugh at your comment about wanting to go all WWE smackdown on some of your students. I don't know whether I'd survive a week as a classroom teacher.

    I'll be keeping you in my thoughts during the holidays. ((((HUGS))))

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  15. I'm sorry your having a rough time- I think you should go WWE smackdown on the parents. I once "commented" to a mother at a friends get together about her child's language (the kid was dropping F-bombs like crazy) and my friend got mad. Some people like to think they have perfect kids,lol.

    You should just pamper yourself as much as possible to get through this difficult time. You deserve a break, you put so much into your posts, its incredible

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  16. The first of everything after you lose a parent is so hard. Remember that you are allowed to cry whenever you feel like it. It's part of the healing process.

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear you're exhausted and stressed. Just take your time. I'm subscribed and will stay subscribed, so whenever you have more time to write posts again, I'll be there and see them :-)
    I can only imagine how difficult this time must be for you. (((hugs)))
    Kathrin

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  18. I understand...in so many ways. All of those "anniversaries" after my dad hit me for years, and continue to do so ten years later. (Wow. I still feel like I've been hit in the gut when I realize it's been that long!)

    As for the students, I get that too! :) Those bratty little ones turn into nearly criminal teens. It's hard when direction seems like a lost art in some children's lives. Take care. We're all behind you. I'm sending all my best wishes and peace to you.

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  19. I'm hoping things are going a bit better now and you are more settled.

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  20. I hope you're feeling a bit better now too. Hang in there and take care of yourself.

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  21. I know that this is very late, but I wanted to tell you just the same . . . I'm thinking of you during this difficult time! I am sure that this is going to be extra difficult time of year for you, but know that you have a lot of support behind you, even from those you have only met online! :)

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