25 Feb, 2012
It’s been 24 days…
Posted by: sgregg In: Life ramblings
…since I’ve logged in. 24 very stressful days. However, today is a new day! I have been observed once during my 10-day lesson and I am expecting another observation this coming Thursday, but it won’t be nearly as stressful as the first one. I am still adjusting to my daily weekly schedule. This is a typical day:
5:15am – wake up & get shower
5:30-6am – baby wakes up somewhere between this time and I have to get her settled with her bottle while I finish getting ready.
6am – wake up son, and make sure he’s getting ready.
6:30am – leave to take kids to babysitter
6:45 – arrive at babysitter’s. drop the kids off and give instructions for the day.
7:15-7:30am – arrive at elem. school to start the day.
7:30am-3:30pm – student teaching
4pm – pick up kids from babysitter
4:30-4:45 – make it home and start supper
5:30 – feed baby, fix everyone’s plate but my own
6pm – finally sit down to eat
6:30pm – bath time for baby
7pm – bed time for baby
7:30-8pm – bath time for son
8:30-9pm – bed time for son, and then bed time for me if I don’t have any laundry, school work, dishes, etc. to do.
I’m exhausted just typing all that up. I asked my CI how she balanced being a teacher and a wife and mom and she said it’s hard at times, but it can be done and eventually your kids grow up and can take care of themselves. She also said to not worry about the things that you cannot control. There are just some things that you absolutely cannot do anything about…let those things go, and it helps you keep your sanity.
Now, I just have to figure out how to get a balanced diet in every day. We only have about 15-20 minutes to eat lunch and then one break during the day during planning for a snack, unless we can sneak something in during the kids’ snack time. I know I could successfully count calories, but when I get out of school, I’m just ready to eat, eat, eat.