Work is crazy busy!
Work is stressful!
Work is exhausting!
I want work to be fun again.
I still do enjoy my job.
The kids are great.
There has just been so much other "stuff" to deal with lately.
We are on our 4th cook since Christmas.
We've had two staff (in our building) quit since May.
We've had another staff go on Maternity leave two months early - and we are still looking for a replacement.
We have another staff going on Maternity leave this week.
We had two staff transfers and another one next week.
We have had countless supply teachers . . . sometimes 3 in one day.
We have kids transferring to Preschool.
We have new kids starting.
We have staff on vacation.
We have had problems with the dishwasher, air conditioner and security system.
And the list goes on and on and on . . .
Why has there been a never ending list of things to cause stress and low moral lately?
When does it get to be just about taking care of the kids?
When will things return to some semblance of normal?
This week, I am "playing boss" again - working in the office while my supervisor is on holidays. I am really looking forward to the change of pace and break from potty training! But at the same time I am cringing in anticipation of what might come up for me to deal with.
The week hasn't even started yet and plans and staffing has changed due to staff illness and a fractured foot! Let's hope that's all the excitement for the week!