I had to make my academic and behavior expectations for them clear enough for a 12-year-old to understand. And throw in just enough entertainment to keep them from falling asleep.
I’ve gone from spending most of my days mindlessly puttering around the house or blathering about irrelevant things with friends, to having 30 pairs of eyes watching every move I make. And trying to keep those eyes on me rather than spending their time catching up with friends they haven’t seen since last June (or at lunch yesterday).
I love my career, can’t imagine doing anything else. But these first two weeks are completely and utterly exhausting. That’s why I haven’t been by to visit all my favorite blogs, and why mine has been growing cobwebs.
And why every night this week I’ve fallen into a deep sleep by 7:30 pm.
Here’s to one more week of 10 hour sleeps, as I get the curriculum ball rolling.