Cue the sighing

.... and cue the behavior plan, the documentation forms, and the PRAYING.

Because today? Today I got the news that Gilberto is coming to our school after all. It turns out that his mom got confused about the zip code and he is still within our district boundaries, even though they've moved.

My colleagues have been saying encouraging things to me all day (after their laughter died down, that is):
"He was so much better at the end of last year!"
"Maybe he'll have matured!"
"I'll pray for him..."

So I guess the Lord is going to give me the strength to teach Gilberto! I've been trying to stay positive about the whole thing - to remind myself that I CAN do this - to accept the situation with grace and professionalism.

But I'll be honest. Part of me wants to throw a little hissy fit.


Books That Heal Kids said...

I feel your pain.

I try and look at it this way - if Gilberto hadn't showed up - there is one in the wings who would have! ;-)

you can do this......

and you get to have a pity party and hissy's necessary in my opinion to get those things off your chest first so you can do your job.

Anonymous said...

I think its terrible for making him feel unwanted. That's probably why you have so much problems with him. He can sense it. Children can pick up adults thoughts (ever noticed when you are in a bad mood, children are at their worst behavior?)

Sparkling said...

ugh, it's just like i was saying! they sing the "i'm leaving song" but they never really leave. i feel for you!!

Sparkling said...

oh and as far as anonymous goes? i am certain, just by reading your blog as avidly as i do, that you do NOT make him feel unwanted!!

Katie said...

Praying for you and your sweet friend! He is very lucky to have such an amazing teacher like you!

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Randy et Jan said...

You are up to the challenge, I know! Love and LOTS of prayers, Mom

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