I'm a little stressed right now. There's a lot going on with us at the moment, but primarily today, I'm having a problem with Little Man's school.
His school sucks big time at communications. From the first day when I called them to try and get him in to Prep they didn't impress me in the communications department. Fortunately, they impressed in the learning department, so we decided to send him there. The school is within walking distance, so that was another factor in its favour. It is not a private school, as we can't afford something like that. It's government run. Anyway, there have been dramas all year with Little Man's class. He is one of only seven grade ones in this composite class, all of whom were put in that class because they were really smart. The other students are all grade twos, so it was hoped that they could advance further with that. However, there have been issues all year. The teacher was sick and off school for three weeks in the first term. She was regularly sick in the second term. She took two weeks long service leave in the third term, and in the second week of the fourth term she had a fall at school and was off for a few days. While these things in and of themselves are not necessarily anyone's fault, it has disrupted our children's learning. Not only that, every time something happened, we wouldn't be told about it, then we wouldn't be told what was happening, and it was so difficult to find anything out about what was going on, because the school sucks at communication.
A couple of mums visited the principal last week, and I sent him an email to back up what they said. Now they want a meeting with the parents, but they've scheduled it for next Monday morning, and I'm working, so I can't go, which has really annoyed me. I heard that Little Man's teacher was in tears the other day, which has upset me greatly, as my problem was not primarily with her. It's all so frustrating. Songbird
- it's interesting about MM and Bug and the crying. I used to be like that, and Little Man is too, although not quite to that extreme. He certainly gets upset if he feels he is falling behind in anything, even going up a flight of stairs with everyone else! I worry that he's going to have my anxiety problems, but I haven't done anything about it because I don't think we could afford whatever we had to do to help him. I'm just trying to teach him strategies that have helped me. Oh, and you don't have to do anything more for The Crown
. You've been so helpful already. Sarah
- I hope the wedding goes well! I hope you can buy The Heir
soon, and come on board for nanowrimo. It's helped me get the next novel underway.