My patience was low today.
Just as I was about to begin my prep period a child from another class ran into mine, climbed on a counter and nearly pulled down some shelving full of stuff. I reached up to stop him (because he’s done this before and I’m the one who ends up cleaning the mess). I wasn’t in the mood today.
I was focused. I had a plan. I was going to use the next 40 minutes wisely and efficiently, I just knew it. And so I reached for him. You know, to prevent the impending mess from crashing down and instead got a box in my face. It just missed my eye, so I should be thankful. But it hurt, and I look like I was in a fight.
Needless to say, it didn’t help my daylong headache much. Later, I snapped at my students and made a munchkin cry. Poor thing was visibly upset when her grownup picked her up after school. She told her grownup that the teacher hurt her. 😔 I told her grownup that I did hurt her. I hurt her feelings 😭 and apologized to the little one profusely. Her grownup told her to apologize to the teacher and I was like “No no, I’m the only one who needs to say sorry here.”
What a Monday!
Not getting enough sleep, not eating enough or properly will catch up to you. Take care of you peeps. No one else will. With that, I bid you well.
Today was a not so gentle reminder to be patient with myself and others.
How’s your patience been lately?