It was a treat today to visit another school and observe their reading program. I learned a lot, got inspired and now have something to aspire too. The lady who has my job in this school also has 4 assistants. Since my district is poor, I know I will never have these so somehow realizing this made me also realize, I’m ONE person. I can do only what I can do and I released myself from some of the pressure I’ve been putting on myself. The best part is the principal is going to look into hiring a part-time assistant for me.
When we were leaving the school part of the group decided to go out to lunch. I said I was watching what I ate and would just head back to school. The principal told me to take my time and if I got back to school at about 1:00, that was ok. It was 11:30 at the time so I got to go shopping in the middle of the school day! A treat I’ve never experienced before.
When I got back to school, a few of the teachers said that kids in my pull-out groups missed me and were wondering where I was. I didn’t think they would even notice since I only have them 30 minutes 2 times a week. It was a treat to be appreciated.
After school, my brother gave me 100 dollars as the final payment from my neighbor to me for my lawn mower. Extra cash is always a treat.
I didn’t cry today about being parted from my son. I still cry nearly every day so this was an emotional relief treat.
I think I’m going to treat myself to a cookie or two and make it a nearly perfect day.