Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Emotional Overload

GAH, I need to vent. Sometimes I really despise my propensity for getting overly emotional about a situation. I think it stems from years and years of bottling emotions as a child because now, it takes virtually nothing to get my tears flowing and then I can't shut them off.

Today was the last day of teaching for my Spring semester of Kindermusik and it's sad because I get so attached to the infants & toddlers (and parents) in my classes. It breaks my heart that in some instances, this might be the last time I see them because they either move on to a different teacher or they leave the program totally. It's the 1 aspect of teaching that I will never be happy about. So, I'm already emotional about that fact this week.

And then, last night I received a call from the woman who will be Little A's Pre-K teacher in the Fall at her new school. And it broke my heart. It wasn't the teacher that I requested and to say that I'm upset about this turn of events would be the understatement of the year. It's not that I have anything against this new teacher, but her classroom decor leaves a LOT to be desired, especially compared to the classroom that Big A has been in this year. And Little A was so excited about having Big A's teacher as her own.

After the crappy year that Little A has had at her old preschool, I feel like she is yet again getting the short end of the stick and it makes me so angry. And the worst part about it is that I'm pretty sure there's not a damn thing I can do about getting her teacher changed. Man, I hate all of the drama surrounding school issues. I don't know how my parents survived it.

11 comments:

Chelle said...

Just wanted to give you some {{hugs}} honey...I would feel the exact same way about the teacher :(

Tam said...

My sons kindergarten year finally ends on Friday and it has sucked. I understand your post completely! Don't give up yet...fall is a ways off and maybe just maybe something will change. Hang in there!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I'm sorry sweetie. That is a load on top of a load. Big hugs.

Heather said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your issues. Teachers are so important. Keeping pushing for what you want...maybe it can work out. I'll keep high hopes for you! In the meantime, grab a glass of wine - that'll always make things a bit better :)

Fiona said...

Little A will be fine, I'm sure of it. With a loving mum like you. Maybe this new teacher will appreciate some suggestions for decorating the room? Hang in there, it's rarely as bad as it seems.

Sweetie Pieties said...

Angie, Little A is going to be just fine. Know that oftentimes teachers who have badly decorated rooms mean that they spend the majority of their efforts and time on the children! :)

Andrea said...

It is a long difficult journey that requires A LOT of praying...4 of our 5 kids are grown and we still worry about them. It never ends.
Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Shannon said...

Venting is good. Best to get it out.

Maybe it wasn't what you wanted, but it will be ok. Little A will do just fine!

Jane In The Jungle said...

I had the same thing with Derek and Will...who never got the same teachers as Derek did when they were still in school. But each time, worked out great! She'll be fine next year...she made it through this one!!!!!!!!!

Cousin B said...

My kids are grown know, but I REALLY remember how I stressed over not getting what I thought was best for them sometimes (teachers, etc.)But, it sounds like you are on top of it!

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