1. the holidays. no matter how little you celebrate them, there isn’t really any avoiding the stress when family is involved.
2. the dogs. i am fairly tolerant of dog shenanigans, but two sets of wooden mini blinds were destroyed this week. it is true, our window treatments probably needed updating, but sheesh.
3. school. things were already coming off the rails, but i just learned that the squirm’s kindergarten teacher has resigned mid-year, and no replacement has been found. i am sure that she wouldn’t do this lightly, and i am probably being insensitive here, but gosh darn it! i do not want this to be a wasted year for the squirm, or even worse, a school year that teaches him to fear or dislike school (which is what i think is happening). i feel like if i don’t get more information, or come up with a plan for january before the semester ends (that is 4.5 days) it is just going to ruin my holiday break.
i know that worrying isn’t the most productive state, but where the kids are concerned i can’t help but furrow my brow and desperately seek the best path. it is soooo hard to find though.