Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Getting Ready

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!


Holli said...

Good luck!

Jeni said...

I'm sure it will be fine my friend. People are skeptical to change, but with your love for what you have done and your confidence in your decision - it will be contagious. Either way, you & the kids worked so hard at what you did, it is a proud accomplishment by all! Stand tall and proud of your project! I am proud of you. Change is progress! love you. Jeni

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I am sure most will find something new and different refreshing. Then there is a core few that are just basically unhappy. See them for who they are and keep moving forward.

Lisa said...

Sometimes, it's not about the time you save by doing it yourself, it's about the joy of including someone you love in the process and letting them help you.

When I read your post, I can identify with those feelings exactly of being in a groove and just wanting to do it yourself.

I found that, for me, when I feel like that, it is usually because I have not been tending to my self-care and by wanting to do it myself, what I am really wanting is to just have a moment of feeling in control in an otherwise out-of-control time in my life.