Monday, February 25, 2008

A Left Turn....

It was “one of those days” ---again. Maybe because it’s Monday. Maybe because we worked hard this weekend and we’re tired. Maybe it’s because I’m still not feeling well. Maybe it’s because of all those things.

It seems to always begin with math. Ugh! Actually, I really enjoy math…but my boys don’t exactly share the same excitement. Possibly, it’s a mix-up in communicating the method, the principle, the concept. Or, it’s tired boys with raging teen hormones. It’s being 13 and 15 with all the boy stuff that accompanies that. Or, it’s because I’m the mom…and the teacher.

Here’s the deal. I know I’m not supposed to take their reaction and less than eager responses personal….I just do. Again. And as good moms are supposed to do, I have another attitude discussion with my boys. Number 5384, or something like that. Again.

So, ….tomorrow will be a new day. Tuesday. Another day of math---yes. But, I’ll try to remember that I’m not 15…..or 13. I’m the mom. I shouldn’t take things so personally….again.

Some days are just hard.

13 comments:

deleise said...

Oh my goodness I had that SAME math day today! Just finished talking to a friend about it. I'll join you in not talkiing things so personally tomorrow. It's gonna be a good day. :)

Aaron said...

my dad would try and teach me math. I would go into a state of no thought. He would say "don't give me that stupid look"...good times! I'm so glad math is over!!
Keep up the good work teacher mom!

Anna said...

It's not about you! Which is a good thing! I remember when I was that age and gave you grief over math and other school work... it was mostly out of disappointment with myself that I acted out of... we just take it out on you because we know you will love us the same... remember, they are probably just frustrated with themselves for not being able to "get it" where do we get that being-hard-on-ourselves kind of attitude!? I'll never know! *wink* Quit being so hard on yourself!

Abbi said...

I had to take cake classes from a stranger and not my own mom, because when I get frustrated it's easier to yell at mom than a lady I don't know. :)

I don't know many teens (of either gender) that loooove math. I hear you on the not taking things personally. It's hard. But IT's NOT YOU. :) Love you!

Kim Heinecke said...

Lrt them use a calculator and just treat yourself to a chocolate something-or-other today...

Is it wrong to feel validated by your bad days? :) ha/ha You're an inspiration to many.

shanna said...

I needed to hear this today. Love you!

Robin Meadows said...

Thanks for the encouragement! And yes, Kim...I'm glad to help any way that I can...LOL

Math is going better today...whew!

princessjes said...

I remember math...uggh!!
I remember enjoying it, I remember hating it...but I learned from different teachers and the way they taught made all the difference! Mama Meadows--you Amaze me! Love you...glad to hear its going better!

Theresa said...

Everywhere I read...Your blog, others blogs and your comments, tell me that you are an awesome person! Chin up, you are loved by many and a great mom/teacher. It is evident in Anna's blog. I don't even know you guys and look forward to your encouragement everyday! I already begged Cindy to be the president of her California fan club...Can I be yours too. :)

drama momma said...

Just read your blog after reading your comment on mine. I guess there will always be "those" days.. but as you said, tomorrow is a new day.

Donna said...

I am in a season of "those days" I am just taking it step by step and believing the Lord for guidance. Thanks for sharing.

Christi said...

Hope today is going MUCH better!:)

Roger Garrett said...

I am just catching up on reading your blog and it is so funny that I blogged on tutoring in math today. You should read it may crack you up