Its cold. freezing. which, if I'm at home, snuggled up on my couch with a blanket & a cup of hot chocolate, I don't mind.
BUT when the kids aren't "able" to go outside due to the temperature, it makes me nearly insane. They come in early in the morning, which, side note, is ridiculous. Why oh why do parents consider the school as their free babysitters. We're not. We don't have to show up just because you want to dump your kid off & get to work. FIND YOUR OWN BABYSITTER. I get to work early. Earlier than I'm paid to be here, I mean. It makes me nuts when kids are already in the halls. Sometimes, school doesn't start for an hour. We're paid to be here 25 minutes before school starts. Now, in my humble opinion, that's not enough, so I choose to come earlier. When I can get things done. in peace and quiet. but when kids are out in the hallways, talking & distracting me, its not getting done.
(don't even get me started on the chronically late & early leaver teachers!)
My kids are well trained. They know what to do. Sometimes they even know how to do it. I spend a big portion of the beginning of the year teaching them routines. So I don't have to spend the rest of my year correcting it. But right now, this is all just hard for children. I need to remind myself that. Cause I'm on a diet, which means I'm hungry ALL THE TIME, and off the dr pepper addiction. I've noticed that I've been slightly grumpy with them lately. But part of it is cause they're always inside, not outside where they burn off energy. Inside, talking. Inside, putzing with EVERYTHING. Inside, bothering me on my break. my planning time. my potty runs. which I'm needing more frequently due to the 64 oz of water I'm trying to take in everyday.
I need to remind myself that they're still just kids. Even if they're constantly talking & bugging me, I need to do better. Less snappy. BUT GOODNIGHT NURSE! These kids need to go outside & move!