Check Yourself…

So I’m writing a blog post in the middle of report card writing mayhem.  Crazy right?  Well, yes and no…

Yes, because I REALLY should be finishing my report card comments but no, because this is important too.

Things have been busy since school started up again after the holidays – as they always are…

But this week while I was getting my kids and myself ready for the day, as I always do, my 5 year old says to me, “why are you so mad in the morning?”

Ugh…

So I go through the stages in my mind; Denial: What do you mean I’m mad? I’m not mad. You don’t know what I have to do… and… oh boy…. Maybe I am mad?

Then, the guilt: I am a horrible mother. I’ve been so busy. I’m totally neglecting my children and…  

Then, the resolve: It’s okay! They’ll be okay! Just change it!

A friend recently reminded me of a great quote by Ice Cube:

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This can obviously be applied to my students as well.  There will always be paperwork and other things to do, but sitting down and and making those connections is the most important thing to do.

It’s always going to busy and hectic…

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