Saturday, September 10, 2011

I Survived!

I survived the first week of Kindergarten! I've definitely been keeping busy at work this last week helping with 28 little five and six year olds transition into Kindergarten. Let me tell you, it's exhausting...and I'm not even the classroom teacher! It's been a lot of fun and a huge learning experience for me. This is the first time this school has had full day Kindergarten, so it's an adjustment for all of us, especially the kids. (One of my students didn't understand the difference between snack and lunch, so that turned into a meltdown...) They are completely wiped by the end of the day, but still manage to have an extremely large amount of energy at the same time. We've had a few criers and I've been asked probably about 100 times this week if it was time to go home yet. But I think in a couple weeks the kids (and adults) will get settled into a routine and everything will calm down a little bit.

I've been going to bed by 9:00 every night this week, but I've still been able to keep up with all of my treatments. I'm at 6 weeks without missing a single treatment!!!! But unfortunately, I've been finding it very hard to get energy to exercise this week. Last weekend I did go for a mile walk/jog, but I haven't done much since. Right now I'm waking up at 6:00 to get in my morning treatment, breakfast, making lunch and getting ready, and I have to be at work by 7:45. I've been getting home usually by 4:00 (except two nights a week when I'm at school til 5:30) then I do my second treatment right away. I should go exercise after that, but I'm usually so hungry and tired, that I just want to eat dinner and then lounge for the rest of the night. I'm going to have to start pushing myself to get outside, while it's still nice out, and walk or jog.

I'm not going to be doing too much this weekend though, because unfortunately I am not feeling too well this morning. Yesterday at work I was sneezing like crazy all day, so I just assumed it was allergies. Then last night I was pretty stuffed up and still sneezing, so I took some Benadryl before bed hoping it would knock me out and that I'd feel fine in the morning....wrong! I tossed and turned all night and woke up just as stuffed as yesterday. I'm really hoping that if I take it easy this weekend, that it will pass and not turn into something more.
I really hope I haven't caught anything from the kids already!


  1. OMG I can so relate!! I just finished my third week with kids and still nap almost daily! On top of that I am under the weather as well. LOVE the kids, hate the germs! Glad you are having fun though. Kinder is my favorite!!!

  2. I'd definitely give yourself time to adjust before adding in the exercise as well. Especially if you are feeling under the weather, rest is important!