So this fabulous Tuesday should have started off wonderfully. Prince Charming had the night off so I should have gotten a good night's sleep. Instead... damn RLS had me tossing and turning until 4 AM. Along with a back ache, a head ache, and heart burn. I was just about to doze off in the wee early hours when Prince Charming started shifting in his sleep. Every time I'd get comfortable and hear the calls of dreamland, he'd shift and pull the blanket one inch too far. I have a super sensitive butt (I know that sounds bad) and the slightest draft is unacceptable. So I finally grabbed the afghan off the couch, took a couple of TUMS and settled in.
Despite that, I feel rather okay this morning. I made it to work on time and assessed the schedule. It should be a boring day since half of our students are gone on a field trip or general no-shows. HOWEVER... my favorite student is gone. That's right... I have a FAVORITE!! I promise, they still all get treated the same... it's just hard not to love this kid. Always has their work done and wanting more. Doesn't waste time or goof off in class. A generally good kid (though I like to think all my kids are good kids). Unfortunately, the kid got the short end of the stick when it came to foster care. Disgusted with the system doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about this situation. Apparently, last night they'd had enough and shipped her out. Granted, things happen at home that teachers are never priviledged to and kids act different in different environments, but you will NEVER convince me that this was a "bad kid". The experts can tell me I'm niave or that I got suckered into some ploy, but I'm not buying it!! If the good inside this kid was all just an act, it was damn consistant and geniune. BULLLLLLSHHHIIIITTT!! But hopefully, they'll find a better home for this kid. And I hope that all the love and caring is given to them that they deserve, because if someone will take the time to nurture the right things in this one, amazing things will happen!
That being said, I'm going to try to sit back and think about what it would be like to be QUEEN!! Stay tuned for more on that one!