Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Asking For Forgiveness In Advance

How, how, how in the dickens am I supposed to teach The Texas Revolution tomorrow with minimal knowledge of Texas history? Social studies hasn’t been a priority all year and I’m supposed to jump right in with a wealth of knowledge? Fuck, I’m done. Jeepers, sorry for the dirty word. No, not really…you’ll live. Uh, on the upside, the cold eased up a bit and I managed to drag my ass to work this morning.

Speaking of work, today was definitely colorful. While taking the kiddies to the lunchroom, I had a boy say, “Ms. So and So, what’s masturbate mean?” Easily caught of guard, what could I do other than laugh and tell him knows what the word means, it's completely inappropriate to discuss at school and that’s something he needs to do in the privacy of his home, not school.

About thirty minutes later I had another student, a girl, tell me her “privacy” hurt and I was like, “Your what!?”

“Ms. So and So, my privacy hurts.” Holy hell, what do you say to that!? I asked the kid if she had to use the restroom, while trying to think up all the reasons my own crotch would hurt. After securing some privacy, I managed to find out her mom says she needs cranberry juice. Okay, okay, clear picture.

I don’t know what has contributed to my piss poor moods lately. The sickness, the kids, the TX history, the traffic, the food, the weather, the living situation, the oil change I keep putting off, the restlessness, the money, the uncertainty, the love life, the habits, the unpacked boxes…It’s a little everything, I suppose. I really need to start taking my medicine regularly because I’m not used to feeling this shitty. Stop!

If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading my little rant of the day. Look forward to tomorrow’s Love Horror: Part III.


Amanda West said...

Lol. It's okay, everyone needs to vent every once in a while.

But man, a kid asking what masterbate means?

Gah, that takes the cake. Better you than me.

Hope things get better!

Kerri said...

Aww! Good for you for telling him the truth!
And I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's Love Horror continuation.

ps. I wish I could give you a hug!

ScoMan said...

"What does masturbate mean?"

I'm going to save that line for when I want to get fired.

Kids say the darndest things, and they should make a TV show about that. Bill Cosby should host it, he'd be great.

If I were you I'd just chalk the bad mood up to the winter blues and keep going.

krystal said...

feel better!!!!

MKL said...

You need a massage, that's what you need. Sis, get a massage ;)

Bathwater said...

Didn't they loose that war?

God, that whole going to school thing is starting to sound like a big pain in the ass! Stay home!

Ms. P said...

Oh my gosh - too funny! How old are your kids??

I usually volunteer with K-2 kids and find myself using the word "inappropriate" more than any other time in my life! Haha I never know what to say so I always just say: "Not appropriate guys."

michelle said...

:( i hope things get better soon

Steph said...

@All (cause it's way past my bedtime): I sincerely appreciate your well wishes :D

The TX history lesson was a hot mess, but I've got it together now and will redeem myself on Friday.

I repeatedly told myself today, through much hacking, sniffling and sneezing that it would be a good day and well, for the most part, it was.

I got a chocolate cupcake at the end of the school day and THAT really topped things off!

Angelia said...

I always feel a wee bit better after a rant!

What the heck is going on with those kids?? Oh and the weather is gonna get crappy again! Be
prepared. Maybe school will close :-D

Steph said...

@Angelia: You're right! I was able to sleep after I typed out this post.

The kids have been rather antsy lately. Flippin' pencil crazed, too. Always worried about the sharpness of their pencils. Weird.

Bad weather!? Just when I start to get well enough to bring out the bicycle. Figures :/