Here I am…coffee in hand…a VERY late start to the day for me (good reason, BB has a nasty cold and if I get up…he gets up – out of our bed YES – don’t even start – I KNOW – he DID have a crappy first few months of life and I’m glad to say I’ve kinda spoiled the shit out of him ever since – not in a bad way though) MOVING ON – it is Sunday AGAIN and AGAIN I have most of a house to clean and a pile of laundry to do. We just have so much fun around here – watch the kids play a game, play a game, snuggle, nap, argue, referee, argue…and so it goes – who has time to leave all the fun and have a beautiful abode??? I do LOVE it when everything is just so…it just doesn’t stay that way – I leave a room and someone sneaks in after and tears it all up! I don’t mind my laundry room…especially since I set up the grow lights and am saving my herbs through the winter…legal herbs friends!
I would like to think I have developed and improved in so many ways through the years, but this one thing…I think it has always been…I’m sure someone saw me not turn homework in because really…did it matter…was it authentic or meaningful…like I could be motivated by a mere grading system – that’s 38 year old Darma talkin – teen me was pretty nervous about it if I didn’t have time to finish 10 minutes before class. College me really did sleep with text books under my pillow – I thought what the hell, I’m not a non-believer, I’ll give it a shot. This might be why after two rounds of Biology 109 Dad and I had a face off about a D being a passing grade! I do shudder! I didn’t really figure out how to be a successful student until my masters and by then I had been teaching for 6 years! A hypocrite for 6 years! It did get better – the teaching…not really the procrastinating.
I wouldn’t be so up in arms with myself if it was just causing headaches for me (or even Mr.Z), but when my kindergartener has to work on the whole packet of homework for the month in a power session – we need to make some changes! (forget about the fact that I so believe that homework for kindergarteners is dumb as sin and worksheets aren’t worth the paper they were printed on – it should be a daily experience connected to the class experience that is an authentic connection to the child and their home). This is me stopping and I don’t say all this at PTA meetings because I don’t want my children to be at the bottom of every teacher’s list. I shut up and give awesome gifts. When craziness here allows I’ll just take it up with the school board.
You see me wander? No wonder nothing gets done! Do you do this? Is it just me? Where is the gene that I missed?
Well, if you don’t hear about the laundry tomorrow, it might mean I didn’t quite get to it again and I don’t want my mama to read and *sigh*.
Happy Sunday – enjoy doin that thing you do…
peace out (I’m over the cow hunk)