Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pass Me Some Tape

I need to tape my eyes open.

I've been really struggling to adjust to our new schedule. I know a lot of you are in this boat right now.... or about to get into it. It seems to take us about a full month to get into a good rhythm. It's especially hard on us because not one of us is a natural early riser. We're getting up about 2 hours before any of us consider "morning"... and we're all exhausted by the end of the day. Even with earlier bedtimes our bodies don't think we're getting enough sleep. And it feels like with the addition of school we can't fit everything we need to do into one day. I know it doesn't make sense... but I also know you know what I mean. It's just a huge schedule adjustment and I feel frazzled and stressed and pulled in 1000 directions. I need coffee to wake up and Unisom to go to sleep. My body is just fighting this time change with everything it has.

Add to that the fact that it's 12:45 and this is the first time I've sat down since I woke up this morning.

Which is made worse by the fact that I was already tired yesterday... and so was Baby... which is why she collapsed into a deep dark coma at 5:50PM last night only to get up 2 hours later... and then stayed up until 11:45PM.

I don't love when that kind of thing happens but it's a heck of a lot easier on me when I don't have to get up early the next morning to meet my new charge:
He wasn't scheduled to come today but yesterday afternoon his mother called to ask if he might not come over at the crack of dawn for a little warm up session before being dropped off for a full day tomorrow. I thought that that was a good idea... for him... and for Baby. So I got up extra early. I even showered and put on 50% clean clothing.

Things went very well. He didn't want to leave. His dad was a bit surprised... I guess my awesomeness is a bit unassuming at times.

We'll see how it goes tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be working off more than 6 hours of sleep.


Marilyn said...

Oh, he looks like a cutie! (Why did I think that your babysitting gig fell through?) Did he and baby get along? Might be the perfect thing for her now that Kid will be gone most of the day.

Mrs Furious said...

You're right. I had a full time babysitting gig that fell through with a newborn baby. This is another teacher's son but I'll only be watching him part time. And for less money! But he should be a bit easier so it's still worth it for me to do. He is about 9 months younger than Baby. So he's happier about her than she is about him ;) And while they're just parallel playing... it is company... and she enjoyed that.

inkelywinkely said...

same thing happened here with the little girl I am keeping now...

it's alot harder to find time to do things that need to been done, but it got also helps that her mom and dad get along with b and I like it was meant to be. :)

And, now that you have dropped the class mom thing, I have kind of picked it up unknowingly...:)

Blaine needs help getting positive about school so I volunteered to be there and help to make him see that we can do it too...since his mom wont let him be homeschooled or let us send him to private

julie said...

I can't wait to hear the stories that will come out of Baby and the new kid on the block hanging out together!!

I hope you get used to the schedule soon. It is so hard to adjust to the new school year.

HaleyBird said...

I hear ya on the sleep deprivation. The whole waking up and making myself presentable for a job is wreaking havoc on my sleep schedule. I'm slowly figuring out how to cut a minute or two hear or there -- making my coffee at night and swigging it iced coffee style in the morning, frozen waffles in the car for b'fast, only half drying my hair and hanging my head out the window on the highway...

Mrs Furious said...

I hope your class parent experience goes a LOT better than mine did ;)

I'm in misery with this new schedule. Baby fell asleep right before dinner again!! It's horrible. I'll be up with her until midnight and then get up to be with the new kid... while she sleeps in! Gah!

"only half drying my hair and hanging my head out the window on the highway..."
I'm wondering if the kid's parents will catch on to my same outfit for two days routine... I'd really hate to have to give that up! ;)

Kiki said...

Because lately working out at night is working out better for me, that involves a late night shower...only to wake up in the morning and re-shower???Nope, that would be a waste, so I've taken to going to bed with wet hair which makes for some interesting morning hair that even my flat iron can't get comepletely straight!

Hope you find some sleep...soon!

inkelywinkely said...

oh, no, mrs f, it is already annoying the piss outta me...they spanked punk today when his father said not too...because his mom said to go ahead...she would rather that than pick him up from school.

Oh, and I made some awesome rainbow swirled cupcakes with the wonderful marshmallow icing - homemade..spend a million years on them, only to be told that they dont do that unless they have atleast a month to receive permission slips..because apparantly some mom flipped out cause her kid ate sugar once.. ugh!!!

::rips hair out::: I hate those women!!!! ahhh!!

Oh, and the teacher must be like thirteen..Punk is 7 and cant write his number 1-10 correctly, and cannot do anything they have been taught since school started..I taught him what he needed to know in an hour...three weeks worth!!!

I think I did better at being a teacher when I was doing my student teaching as a 17 year old.

I hate feeling superior to people like that..but common... this school has MAYBE 200 kids. It isn't that easy to just lose one along the way.

inkelywinkely said...

BTW, I HATE public school.

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