do not disturb, please

Have you ever had one of those days where the mere thought of interacting with other people is just too overwhelming? Some days, I just want to be left alone. I’m not saying I’m completely anti-social and hate talking to people. But there are definitely days where I would rather stay in my room, curl up in bed with a book and not deal with human beings. Today is one of those days for me.

The weather was absolutely miserable. Work was exhausting. And I was running on little sleep.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my job. But every so often, I’ll supply in a classroom where the kids can be a handful. And you guessed it, today was that day. It just seemed as if every other second, I had a student coming up to me to tattle-tail on their friend for taking their eraser without asking. Really?! “Is that a big problem or a little problem? …Is that a problem you can solve by yourself?” I’d ask them. The answer to those questions are obviously, without a doubt, “no it’s not a big problem and yes, I can solve it on my own.” However, to a grade 2 – that’s the biggest problem they’ll face all week. Needless to say, it was a frustrating day trying to teach the class that tattling is the act of TRYING to get someone into trouble, when really the issue could be solved in under 5 seconds without all the drama. But I managed, and I have to admit that there were some really great moments with the kids too.

When I finally got home after my long day, I didn’t want to speak to a single soul. I immediately dragged myself up to my room.

Comfy clothes on. Check.
Left over halloween candy. Check.
Gilmore Girls on netflix. Check.
New book from Indigo. Check.

Now all I need is a do not disturb sign and I’m set. Don’t take offense to it. It doesn’t mean I don’t like you. It just means, I’m tired and moody and don’t feel like having an adult conversation. This is probably because I’ve been having conversations with 7 year olds all day and I’ve got nothing left in me to give. Over and out, friends.