Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Four days no teaching

My school in all its infinite wisdom has decided to have a mid-term break. This means four days off for the students and three days off for the teachers, with a teacher only day on thrown in on Monday (so four days off teaching)
I felt a real sense of relief today after school. That I had four days to catch up on the huge load of work that has been waiting patiently on my desk for quite some time.
It might get done.....

Last night was my Year 12 assessment evening, which went really well, apart from when I nearly broke my knee. I was madly running around backstage organising a group when in the darkness of the blackout I walked straight into a big black wooden box. I now have a big bruise on my knee to go with the bruises on my arms and hand from a blood test, and about 20 flea bites. I am really pleased with these body decorations as Naki guy comes down for the weekend tomorrow morning....excellent, looking so hot right now!

Please don't expect any updates during my four days off - but four days without me is no real hard ask. I will let you all know how the weekend went on Tuesday.

Monday, March 21, 2011


If I ever did a PhD I would do it about homework. Not about the effectiveness of homework because apart from the fact that that has been done loads of times before, I am not interested. I think homework is pointless and no research is going to change my mind on that.
Nope, my research would be about homework and its ability to destroy relationships. I have NEVER EVER EVER had a pleasant homework experience with Bennett. It makes us argue, fight, slam doors, stop talking to each other etc etc.
I am not the only one that suffers through the homework pain, my sister also experiences it with her children and I am fairly sure there would be more of us out there whose family relationships are tested every night thanks to pointless homework.
It is not only my family relationships that are strained because of homework, I also feel it as a teacher. Set homework. Student does not complete homework. Have terse discussion, or not. Set detention. Student comes or doesn't come to detention. Set more homework. Still not done...etc etc etc. It ain't building relationships and that is what we are meant to be aiming for.
I am sick of the daily battle. I want homework to stop being a wedge between us. When me and my son come home from a full day of school the last thing either one of us bloody wants to do is more bloody school work! I want to spend time with him, talking to him about stuff that interests us, doing family stuff. Where oh where is my family time????
I want to tell him not to do it, I want to tell the school I will not support him doing it. But equally I want him to get along in the world, and that means doing what is asked of you and following the rules. So I won't, but I will say something very eloquent about how much a hate it, which is F you homework.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Update for Richard

Just for Richard - although if anyone else would like to read it they may.
Firstly and most importantly my Year 11 Drama class had their assessment today and I would say that the "soldiering on" that I did paid off, as I was immensely proud of their achievements. My students always blow me away with their passion and energy when performing and they make me love my job.
Secondly and maybe not as importantly "Naki guy" is coming down again next Friday. I really like hanging out with him, skyping him, talking to him on the phone and facebooking him. However, I am still confused about what I think about us as a couple or potential couple...
I will try to keep you updated on my feelings but I find it all so confusing in my head that it is really hard to put into words. You could try playing Freud and tell me what I am thinking if you like.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

camps and colds

Last week Bennett was on school camp, oh joy! It was a very pleasant and quiet week. I really wish I had made the most of the quietness because this week has been hellish. Not long after I picked Bennett up from the ferry he told me he had a sore throat, little did I know this was the a sign from the hellish week ahead, telling me to watch out (or possibly laughing a Nelson style HAHA at me, Nelson from The Simpsons that is) Either way I did not predict the doom.
Bennett was terribly sick on Monday night, keeping me awake all night with his wheezing and coughing, so he had the day off on Tuesday. I on the other hand, although exhausted from lack of sleep. soldiered on at school. Okay, this is mostly cause I hate being nurse and have very little sympathy for sick people, even to my darling son. So in fact I would MUCH rather be at school, therefore probably not technically soldiering.
However, 5th period at school I started to feel a little scratch in the back of my throat (insert another Nelson laugh here) Yes Karma, you are a bitch. By 4pm I was feeling really unwell and the rest they say is a snotty, coughing, crying, blubbering history. I think I may have a case of the man flu.
I have now been sick since Tuesday and really have been soldiering on. At school every day because my Drama students are way too close to performance to be left. I even have weekend rehearsals on Sunday to top off the pain. This is when I feel like I am not paid enough.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hi, my name is teflon

If it seems to good to be true, it probably is. I had two amazing days with Naki guy only to find out that he doesn't want children. This unfortunately is a deal breaker for me, I am not old enough to rule that out of my future plans yet. And he didn't just say he didn't want them because that is what guys who don't have children say. He really does not want them, he would have the snip now if doctors would let him. And if he accidentally had them, he would send them to boarding school. How can such an amazing, lovely, sweet guy (who can plan not one, but three amazing dates) be so harsh when it comes to kids?
I know there are some people out there that don't ever want kids, and that is fine with me. I think that if they are that vehemently opposed it is best if they don't. But I have to wonder how a man who believes in boarding school would behave around my child.
I have given myself a new nickname, it is Teflon. Because I am like a non stick frying pan when it comes to men.

P.S. If there is anyone out there that is looking for an amazing guy but doesn't want children, then let me know cause I have uncovered the perfect man for you.