Saturday, April 5, 2008

Time to put the old horse down.

Now I am a teacher and I know things. I know that there are 365 days in a year, 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds in a minute. This means that there is a grand total of 31,536,000 seconds every year for me to accomplish all the things in my life that I need to do... if I counted it right. However, the one thing I do not know is how, with all this time that I apparently have, do I not get everything done that I should. Where is my time going?

Sometimes I seriously feel like I am drowning and will never reach the surface. At work I look around and see other teachers leaving right at 3:45, yet I never make it out of there before 5:00 and even then I still have work to do. How do they do it? At home I always seem to have dishes in the sink, toys on the floor, laundry to be done and folded, errands to be run, bills to be paid, checkbooks to be balanced... you get the picture. Yet I go to other peoples' houses and they are spotless and the people have time to spare. Seriously, what am I doing wrong? Some days I just want to stay in bed and hide under the covers because I'm Any ideas/suggestions (maybe a live in house keeper/bill payer/errand runner)? Perhaps it's just time to put the old horse down.


Mommy Daisy said...

I remember when I did my student teaching that my host teachers were some of the last to leave the building. I usually stayed later with them, but once in a while they were there another 1/2 hour or so after that. They put a lot of work into their classrooms and it showed. There were other teachers who left right after the students (like you I wondred how). One day my host teaher asked one of the early-leaving teachers how she got out of there so soon. She said she only does things in her classroom that can get done in her classroom. If you assign lots of work, you'll have to grade lots of work. She would only do a paper that could get completed in that class period, then the students would grade each others papers then or the next day. She didn't do big involved projects, because they took too much outside work. The students helped her with everything in her classroom. (It works, but I think as a teacher you do better things and help the students learn more when you [the teacher] put more time into planning.) So, I'd say you're a great teacher from this information. ;)

About the housecleaning...spend less time with your family, get less sleep, don't have fun and let loose with your child. Do all that then it will be cleaner all the time. I say why bother making my house spotless all the time. I would go crazy. And when would I spend time with my husband and play with my son. Again, I think this means you're a fine mother. A little mess never hurt anyone.

Katie Baker said...

When you find the answer let me know!!! :)