Even The Word Exhaustipated Dont Cover it!!!!

images30DT3VDCSeriously…. this word, which I loved, doesn’t even cover half of the exhaustion I am feeling right now!

A week with my new babies, and a crazy busy weekend meant I started the week, on Monday, not as fresh as I would have liked.  But Monday night, I was ready to drop at 9pm, and when I got in to school the next day, all three of my colleagues were the same! Was there a gas leak in the room? A virus going round?

Possibly, but the most likely culprit? The weekend itself!  Most parents, and people in general forget what a weekend can do to a child! At 3 or 4, those two days are like a life time, and last week, Nursery was a novelty, but Monday loomed, and there was bedlam with a few children who suddenly realised they had to come to school! (Or Nursery!)

We had screaming, and crying, and some new children too, to add to the mix!  Oh my!

Don’t get me wrong, the majority of them are settling fine, still not understanding sharing, but they are happy, not ready for proper routines yet, but we manage to pass the time, and are introducing them to new things. But those select few… the biggest problem is that they have been really spoilt at home, possibly they are only children, Little Princes, aka only sons, or the baby, the youngest of the family.  They have wanted for nothing, and some parents have not readied them for this next step in their life.

As you know, we still have children in nappies too, but that is the least of our issues… (By the way, got my experience of changing a pooey nappy too… standing up as well, as this child would not lay down, so there were two of us, and all I can say is “What an experience!”)

The next big thing is the language.  With all these different mother tongues, it is tough, as very few of them have been taught any English. I know with a lot of families, the thinking is that they will learn English here at school so we don’t need to, we’ll keep their mother tongue alive at home.  This is not a bad thing, of course children should know what their home language is… but surely they need to equip their precious bundles with a few words at least, so they don’t struggle somewhere where mummy and daddy aren’t around.

Hello, Goodbye, Please, Thank You, Water, Milk, Hungry, Toilet… such key words, and they can’s communicate them to us. Some use signs, or pull is across to things, but that is not always the best way to let us know things. The frustration these kids then experience as they are babbling away, and aren’t being understood… Imagine, you just want a drink, or you have a tummy ache, or even you just need a wee… and no one can understand you. A cuddle isn’t helping, and this big person is just babbling away to you in this funny language, kind face, but not giving you what you need.  The next think you know there is a puddle.

All this could have been avoided, had the child even been able to say toilet.

Still, I digress… I am knackered, shattered, worn out, and so glad it is hump day, but the next two days may be a tough call too…  One of my team was ill and off sick today, and she has let me know she won’t be in this week. This leaves just 2 of us for the next two days, and that is an almost impossible task, with these new children. There needs to be at least 3 of us, so I am hoping beyond hope that the management will have someone to come and help us out for the next two days… or else I fear for my hair… it will have been pulled out, not by the kids, but by me!

Last night, I remembered to make lunches, and fell asleep early again. This morning in the early hours, the Lil Princess did her stealth thing and climbed into our bed. I refused to open my eyes. I wanted as much sleep as I could have.  The next thing I know Hubby Dearest was waking me at 7am! No Alarm!!!!!! I needed to be at school at 7.30am! And Lil Man had a school trip to get ready for! In fact, he was actually already up, and getting changed, as I hared around… Lil Princess is always a nightmare to wake, but at least normally, I am already ready… not today though!

How I managed it, I don’t know, but I did, and we were at school on time.  Greeted with the news we were one down filled me with dread, but we coped, screaming and all!

Still this meant I had to forgo my early morning relax, with a cup of tea, and blog browse.  Hence the late acknowledgements of comments and likes, and reading of whatever I could today!

Can I slip in, here, a quick thanks to you all, my Peeps, for sticking with me, and reading my craziness. I feel I am not able to read as many of your posts, as I was before, and browsing my reader as I usually do, and I feel terrible, but God physically didn’t put enough hours in the day!

Look at me, going off tangent AGAIN! Sorry, I can’t help it!

I found this little photo on Google images, and it sums me and my life up perfectly today!


You all know I love my job, and no matter how hard things are at the beginning, I have to remember what my end goal is, and right now, my goal with these kids is for them to be happy! After that we will work on sharing and listening.. but you know, baby steps!

I am now off to bed! So have a wonderful evening Peeps, and we will chat tomorrow!

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. georgeforfun Life's too short to be miserable or serious anymore!
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 22:43:54

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.



  2. wafflemethis
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 20:22:26

    Yeah I’d runs mile I wouldn’t be back twice. Lol

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  3. wafflemethis
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 13:18:48

    Oh Sis what a challenge. I seriously take my hat off to you, I couldn’t do it, but as you said and as I know you will get there with the little he’ll cats and after they leave you they will be equipped with the things they lack and the things they need to move forward. Big HUGS. ☺☺☺☺

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  4. Rareity
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 12:08:30

    I can completely relate.

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  5. edwinasepisodes
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 11:24:32

    Sounds like you have got a few challenges there to overcome Ritu. Knowing you though they will be dealt with calmly and with a smile on your face! Goodl luck! 🙂

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  6. Erika Kind
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 09:59:27

    Oh, Sis! That sounds really like a huge challenge. I understand that the language issue can be very disturbing for everyone. I hope those two days pass by fast for you to recover. Exhaustipated… you explained that word perfectly!

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  7. Chris White
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 08:50:07

    Ah yes. The screaming and the crying. That’s enough about you. What about the children.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. vanbytheriver
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 00:42:34

    That language barrier…hard to imagine how to deal with it. Take care of yourself,all this stuff will get better with time, Ritu, xox

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    • Ritu
      Sep 17, 2015 @ 06:45:31

      Thank you for your words of support! I am sure it will, but when you are in the throes of these first few weeks, it feels never ending!!!! I shall persevere… Just hope we get the added support today, to replace my sick colleague!

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  9. ladymeritaten
    Sep 16, 2015 @ 21:55:00

    How is it that there are so many kids not speaking English? All sorts of communities?

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