We went from too much rain, to near drought to… WT?? was that last night. We had an inch, very quickly with pea sized hail. There was still some hail on the ground this morning near my hosta’s and the end of the drain spouts. It flattened my veggie garden and shredded the corn. Dh thinks the growth point is low enough, it may…. may… come out of it. They have already called Crop Ins to look at it. Even if it survives it, and doesn’t need to be replanted into short day soys, you need it documented just in case. We have hay out that will be nothing more than straw if we can ever get it off the ground. Unreal the amounts of water this year. Yet, the Global Warming crowd has told us and told us and told us that we will be a desert with GW… Whatever. Weather has changed too, we’ve returned to the 20/70’s again. That, I won’t complain about.
I spent about an hour talking with my youngest’s teacher last night on the phone. So, so, not happy. He admitted finally he’s going to retire next year. Either at the end of the first semester or the end of the year. That he wanted to do so a couple of years ago. He’s a spec ed teacher. Perfect, no. But, they are his kids and he does amazing things with them. I know from talking to him he hasn’t always managed “amazing”, that he hasn’t been impressed with the system (which has changed somewhat but both of us agree not enough), but you should always give someone points for trying. I have a feeling he wanted to retire when my youngest started a couple of years ago but the other Teacher did instead and he stayed. That fits the timeline he was talking about. I also heard rumours the other Teacher is now off on mat leave. Forgot to ask him. There was someone else at her desk last week I didn’t recognize. So, again, he has to wait for her to return, he wouldn’t leave them alone. Which makes me wonder if he’s just waiting for her to return because she was suppose to be off in April???? of last year. I heard that 4th hand…
There is a couple of Teacher’s in that school that have very much been part of those kids’ lives. That have come out after hours for Fun Club and other activities. Fun Club was a bit of a bust this year, last year they had an awesome group. If either of them took over the class it would be ok. Instead, I expect we will get one straight out of Teacher’s College looking for a gig that they can move on from.
Either way, the day my kid says he’s done, he’s done. I’m not even moving to the other school… they don’t separate the low needs from the high needs so what’s the point???? Education???
I am tired. Very tired. A combination of burn out and age issues. Discovered doing some reading, even those “brain freeze” moments, the crappy sleep etc are all part of it. This summer we are just going to do stuff. Mostly just adaptive functioning – beds, laundry, cooking, helping Dad if we can etc – stuff. The extra school work will always be there, we need to “hang out” more. Being grown up will come way too soon.