Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bad days

There are bad teaching days when the kids are crazy and even your best lessons fall flat. Then there are bad teaching days when it's totally your fault- lack of planning, no energy to react to misbehavior, not paying enough attention. Today was one of those days, with no one to blame but myself. Well, maybe also my baby who still isn't sleeping through the night. But she's too cute to blame.


Suzanne said...

Hang in there! We all have days like that. I promise your baby will sleep through the night. I can remember thinking I would never sleep again when I went back to teaching after each of my babies. It will seem better in the morning!

Anonymous said...

At 12 pounds/4 months, you can let your daughter "cry it out" at night time.

I didn't want to do this.

I didn't want to believe that this was the right thing to do.

But my daughter didn't sleep through the night until we did this at 7 months. And it worked. Now she sleeps really well.

I got up with her for so long because I believed that she was hungry, but when we discovered that she would go back to sleep being rocked in my husband's arms, I realized that she wasn't hungry.

Also, she had started going for some longer stretches and then started waking up every 2 hours again. She wasn't eating every 2 hours during the day time, so we had evidence that she'd be fine.

Listening to her cry was horrible. But it did work. (We got 9-5:30 at least.) And we all finally got some sleep.

Good luck and hang in there!

magpie said...

Things my dad says..."Teachers always fail in this area", like me he'd know ☺☺☺