Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's Been a Bad Day

I don't mean to get you down, but it's been a bad day at the Apel household. Nothing major happened, and everyone is ok.

My Day:
  • I had class today. It was for my senior college art students. It's finals week. 
  • There is about 5 students that have low grade point averages. They can not pass if they don't pull their grades up. Some of those students said, "How can I get a B?" They were sitting at a C. It's really impossible to bring a grade up that much on the last day! 
  • I was pretty annoyed that they were taking their problem and trying to make it mine! I'm not going to just hand over grades. In fact I'd rather not know that they need a certain grade to pass because I don't want it to reflect my true judgement of what I'd give them. Especially this late in the game. 
  • I've noticed this kind of a trend with some of my students. They want things handed to them. I wonder if Bush's No Child Left Behind Act has anything to do with it, if it's just because I'm getting older and they're getting younger, if it's just the Millennial generation thing, or a combination of all the above?
  • I want to note that I have way more good students then bad! It's just that the bad apples are the ones that stand out.
Daddy's Day:
  • Daddy calls 10 minutes before my class is about to start, at lunch time. He was all flustered! 
  • Mica's preschool class went to one of the kid's house to have a picnic lunch and fun. All good, except they had the address wrong to this kid's house on the school letter. This is where Daddy had to pick up Mica! 
  • Here's Daddy in the car with Isaak and Elijah {3 year old's} and no correct address to pick up our 5 year old! They had no cell number on the sheet. Panic set in that he couldn't find or pick up Mica!
  • Daddy went back to the church. The parking lot was jam packed. Once he hauled out the two 3 year old's, the church secretary couldn't find where this kid lives. Daddy left his cell phone number with her. He proceeded to drive around looking for our kid. 
  • He was pissed, and rightfully so. I would have been too! 
  • Then the church calls him to give him the right address. 
  • He gets there. Everyone's having a grand time. Don't you HATE when everyone is having a grand time, and you are the only one NOT! I do!
  • He talked to the teachers right off the bat. He told them, "This can not happen!"pointing to the wrong address the whole time! He tried talking to them calm, but if anyone knows my husband that's hard for him. They crumpled up the paper.  As if to cover up their mistake.
  • We like the preschool. Mica's learned a lot there. But every once in awhile they get dates wrong. Like they on a whim moved Grandparents Day after I had already told my parents and grandparents when it was. If they worked full time, and asked for it off that would have really sucked. Things like this we don't like! It's not a big deal to some people. Daddy and I like things planed. We really hate when our plans get messed up! That's just how we both are.  
  • He didn't want to get too pissed because Isaak is going there next year. But...GEE WIZZ it's Mica's safety that he was thinking about!
  • No one else had the problem because everyone else knew where this kid lives. I guess we're out of the preschool loop. Then Daddy was so mad and distracted; he left Mica's backpack and jacket behind.
  • Daddy got called into work tonight. We have our in-laws coming into town and all kinds of stuff needs to get done. We can't do much of anything tomorrow night because of Mica's preschool graduation shindig. 
Anyway we both want to scream! Mommy and Daddy both need a timeout. Double, triple our timeout and we'd be perfectly fine with that! 

Finding a light in the situation- Isn't it funny that kid's hate timeouts and we'd love one? Kid's sometimes hate going down for a nap and we hardly ever get the chance, but when we do it's nice! It's like their punishment is our blessing.


What I Did Today said...

Oh Alissa, I'm sorry you two have had stinky days. Hopefully things look up and you both get that much needed time out.

Liz Mays said...

At least you could commiserate together? Eeks, that was too much.

Unknown said...

Sounds like alot of drama. My children are gone and out of the house so I can only vaguely remember those times. I am a new follower of your blog thru GFC and would love a follow back when you get the much needed alone time. Hope your weekend goes a little better.



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