Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Do you Know What Really Sucks???

Do you know what really sucks???
Going to work everyday and working so hard that you are physically and emotionally exhausted from 30 kids sucking every ounce of your energy away. And then coming home to watch the news and find out that it really wasn't good enough.
It doesn't matter to the rest of the world or the media, that the kids you are trying to teach are so needy that sometimes your head is spinning from the amount of attention that each of them individually requires (even though there are 30 of them staring at you at all times)
Why is it my fault that some of them stayed up all night playing video games, so they are asleep and drooling on their desks?
Why is is my fault that they have missed more than 5 out of the 16 days since the semester started and now they don't understand what is going on in class?
Why is it my fault that they haven't ever really passed a math class, but somehow now that they are in high school, I have to get them ready to pass a high-stakes test?
The list is loooooooonger than this, but I think you get the idea.
SO....this has not been a great couple of weeks in the Lapierre household.
Thank God I have scrapping as an escape from work.

This weeks Project 52 journaling challenge at MLAS was to write about the person who has had the most influence on my life. A lot of people wrote about parents, grandparents or teachers etc... But the more I thought about it, the more I just had to write about Jerry again. When I do the math and realize that I have been married for 30 out of almost 50 years of life....then who else could I say has had the "most" influence on me. So here he is again, the subject of my admiration and undying love.
For this LO I used the new kit from the designers at MLAS called Totally Devoted.

And here are a couple of LO's from pictures that I "lifted" off of my sister Laurie's facebook page. They are both of her daughter Willa at her father/daughter dance. I just think she is one of the prettiest little girls I have ever seen. For these two LO's I used the other new February Mega Kit called And Many More.

Here's another freebie QP from the shop at MLAS. There are some great new kits in the store and a lot of new challenges to get you in a scrapping mood.


  1. Love your post about education. I am a high school teacher as well and echo a lot of your thoughts. There are those bright spots that really make all the droolers worth while.

    Congrats on 30 years of marriage. That is an accomplishment!

  2. I agree with your educational views. More and more of the responsibility for these children get palmed off on the teachers because, for some reason, the parents can't seem to be held accountable. Yeah, logic is a strong suit in this argument. (Sarcasm is required in this debate.) Ugh. One of the many reasons I decided not to be a full-time teacher.

    I really love your pages of Willa. You're right, she's absolutely gorgeous! What a sweet child. :) I'll bet your sister is very proud of her.

    Congrats on so long and wonderful a marriage! I hope that our marriage can be so strong. :)

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the DigiFree category today [04 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria