Shoulds are bogus or What a Week it Was
Reality: They lost.
End result: They're heading on home to watch the Bowl on TV like the rest of us.
Bitter cold weather should result in a day off from school.
Reality: Our new superintendent is a tough guy and thinks everyone else should tough it out, too.
End result: No day off, or even a two hour delay, despite the double digit below zero wind chills.
Students should behave when reminded, if not sooner.
Reality: Sometimes they argue with the teacher instead of shaping up.
End result: Certain individuals in my class are wondering why I contacted their parents regarding their inappropriate behavior.
I should be finished with my progress reports and feeling refreshed upon starting a new semester.
Reality: Dealing with the large numbers of students with unmedicated ADHD and the undiagnosed who-knows- what that permeates my classroom is, frankly, exhausting.
End result: I'm going to be working on my progress reports this weekend, since I had no energy to finish them earlier this week.
I should be mad at Buttercup for scratching me this morning.
Reality: Well, really, I shouldn't have picked her up when she wasn't eager to snuggle.
End result: She's still my sweet bunny, and the scratch is fine now. In fact, you can find a Buttercup Portrait here. Yes, she's a character.
I should rest this weekend.
Reality: It's Trivia Weekend!
End result: I'll spend too much time listening to the webcast and helping Amigo answer questions during the contest, and I'll thoroughly enjoy the 50 hours. Well, I'll thoroughly enjoy as much of the 50 hours as I experience, since I'm much too wise (or old) to stay up the whole time. Stumble It!