Today was the first day of my professional development block, which means I don’t teach for a block. Instead I do professional development, which in my case is write. Of course I didn’t write a lot today, since I still had a department meeting and I’m finishing up grading from last block. My son also brought home some homework that was infuriating. He had to identify rivers and creeks in our general vicinity (100 mile radius). Rivers are easy; creaks are not. In fact, the map was a bad map, and even using google, google earth, mapquest, and various other terrain maps we were able to find, we aren’t at all certain that we have properly identified the creeks, but at this point, I just want to kill someone. This was not something they went over in class. This was not something they had a book for. This was most definitely irritating. And don’t get me started on subtraction with the girlie. I really need to make flashcards.
And right now, all of them are annoying the flipping noodles out of me–dogs and kids. One of those nights. I’m holding on for dear life until bedtime for them. It can’t come soon enough. Not soon enough.