Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I am very sad today. Pete tells me I get this way when I've had too much to do and get overtired. I guess that's true, since I spent the whole weekend in my garage, on my knees stapling art together. My idea was to have a long strip for each child with a representation of all the things we have done since I started in December. Well, for 70 kids, that is a lot of work. And I can proudly say I did it all on my own- no help from family. They wanted to, but once I got my system down, I just wanted to keep the momentum going. Sometimes if you have to stop and direct someone to where they need to put something or show them how to do it, then you lose time. Yesterday I got everything hung up in the hall, and thankfully one sweet mother came to help. She is my angel. I mean, I thought I had it bad when I had three kids under the age of 4- well she has 4 kids under the age of 3- NO JOKE (twins included). She got married and had kids late, too, so she is all into mommyhood- just like me. Yet, she took her off time to come and help me- I am so very grateful for that. The thing that saddens me though, is that the way I am doing things is different than the last art teacher did them, so the teachers aren't yet sure if this will work (I can tell- believe me). I guess tomorrow we'll see by the way the parents and kids react. Keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck- I need it!