Frantic Friday! – #Exhaustipated

The weekend couldn’t come soon enough!

And I have another big week ahead of me so I can’t relax just yet!

You all know I have rather a lot of duties in school this week, with two classes, and subject responsibilities, and the Governor role too…

And I am coping, honestly!

Yes, I am tired, but I combat this by falling asleep earlier.

  • If I don’t read my book then fair enough.
  • If I miss my fave show on Telly, no worries, it’s recordable.
  • If I don’t make the lunches, they can be done in the morning.
  • If I can’t be as hot on my blog and reader, I just have to cope with it.

Can I give you an example of one of my days this week?

Obviously, I wake up at 6am and have to make sure the kitchen is tidy, lunches packed, school bags ready by the door, feed the cat and birds, shower, have breakfast, read my emails and browse my reader, answer notifications and check my other Social Media, holler for Hubby Dearest and the kids to get up, then when all are ready, we finally leave!

  • 7.50am Get to school.
  • 8.00am Settle down in nursery for the morning.
  • 8.45am Let my nursery children in and spend time interacting and observing them. Meet a new parent and child, showing them around the environment.
  • 9.40am Get called to attend my Reception class to be part of the ‘My First Class’ photo that our local paper takes, and submits into a big supplement of all the reception classes in the area.
  • 10.00am Other teacher leaves to do a home visit with one assistant, leaving me with the other assistant, to field drink times and outside play.
  • 11.10am they arrive back in time to take kids back in for fruit and story.
  • 11.25am Off to a Reception parents meeting, which should last 30 mins.
  • 12.25pm Meeting overran by half an hour so yammingΒ lunch down my throat as have a meeting with a fellow new Governor, to book in some training.
  • 12.45pm Realise I was meant to be in the classroom letting the afternoon nursery children in! Thank goodness Wednesday is the day my team teacher and I are together!
  • 12.50pm Spend time with children, observing and interacting.
  • 1.20pm Off to set up for some planning time.
  • 1.30pm Scheduled Progress meeting for children with possible SEN issues in Reception class.
  • 2.35pm – It overran again. Try to do some paperwork before…
  • 3.10pm back to Nursery to help supervise the end of the session as the afternoon kids can’t sit or stay quiet or understand instructions!
  • 3.45pm once all kids are picked up, head back to planning area to meet with Reception team to discuss the plans for next week.
  • 4.15pm Back to Nursery to discuss next weeks plans with my team teacher.
  • 5pm Finally leave work.

Then it didn’t end there – got home and had to make sure homework was done, dinner was eaten, birds and cat fed and cage cleaned. Quality time with the pets too. Also assisting Hubby with packing for his Boy’s weekend away. Ironing. Made lunches. Blogged… Collapsed to sleep just after 10pm!

So, do you get why the weekend is so welcome? And this was a week where the Reception class were only in for half days!

Next week, we start the Reception children on full days, which involves staying with them for lunch too for the first week, which means Monday and Tuesday will be full on! Wednesday I am with them too, to cover my Partner Reception teacher, then I have planning time in the afternoon. Nursery on Thursday and Friday, with a Governor’s meeting on Thursday evening too, and the children are having their first individual school photos on Friday, which is always fun with the Nursery children!

Oh my days, I need a real holiday!!!!!!!!!!

73 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sheldonk2014
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 09:33:41

    Your in control
    It just feels overwhelming
    That’s what children do
    All screaming to be first
    Hang in there Ritu
    Cyber Hugs
    As Sheldon Always

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  2. LucciaGray
    Sep 24, 2017 @ 13:22:43

    I don’t know how full time working mums manage, but we do, and usually very well. Time does fly and things get less hectic. Now I have my grandchildren occasionally and remember the stress I left behind!

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  3. You Can Always Start Now
    Sep 23, 2017 @ 13:01:20

    After reading that I was almost too exhausted to Stumble and click like.

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  4. beehalton2
    Sep 23, 2017 @ 11:35:27

    Take good care if yourself! I am in awe of what you achieve!!!!

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  5. thebeasley
    Sep 23, 2017 @ 09:40:08

    I am utterly exhausted just reading this. You are awesome though πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  6. Sacha Black
    Sep 23, 2017 @ 08:33:07

    You did have a frantic day!

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  7. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 22:30:24

    You’re an inspiration, Ritu! Enjoy your well deserved weekend! πŸ™‚

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  8. Jennie
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 22:09:37

    Thank you for posting a day in the life of a teacher, Ritu. I love your new word, “exhaustipated”. My pleasure reading drops off the charts, and if I can’t get to reading my fellow bloggers posts for a few days, it turns into awful. We could both use a mother, or a wife- ha!! I jokingly tell that to myself. Hubby helps with cooking, thank goodness. Happy weekend! πŸ™‚

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  9. Erika Kind
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 19:38:41

    Working moms with a tight schedule at work and at home are definitely challenged πŸ˜‰

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  10. Tikeetha T
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 19:08:18

    Sending you positive thoughts for lots of rest. I feel your pain. Working and raising children and other activities mean that you have no time for you. Take time for you.

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  11. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 17:38:27

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  12. syl65
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 13:57:32

    That’s quite a marathon day and that’s just one day, whew!!! Glad you made it to the weekend!!

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  13. Allie P.
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 13:56:35

    I can totally sympathize. By that way, exhaustipated needs to be a real word.

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  14. Kurian
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 13:56:11

    Very busy indeed, but Ritu, don’t forget the blog writing and reading. We are waiting 😊

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  15. Shivangi
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 13:18:28

    Really hectic Ritu! TcπŸ’πŸ’

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  16. Chris White
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 12:53:02

    You’re doing great, Ritu.

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  17. Bernadette
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 11:53:23

    Wow, that schedule is daunting and after all the health problems you had this summer! Take care Ritu and take care of Ritu.

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  18. Judy E Martin
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 09:25:09

    I know the feeling Sis.I have got a lot on at the moment too, cracking on with assignments and some revision too. I have had to be really strict about managing my time to fit it all in!
    I hope you manage to have a more restful weekend πŸ™‚

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  19. Miriam Hurdle
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 09:22:29

    Your schedule overwhelms! I’m glad you have things under your thumb! TGIF! Hope you have time to rest during the weekend. Take a deep breath and steal a 30-second to one-minute break here and there might help. Try not to let things built up to a super stressed level even though you’re a superwoman. It would come with a price. Good luck!

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  20. foodzesty
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 08:52:32

    Goooo Ritu!! πŸ™‚ Weekend is here I truly hope you get some rest.

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  21. aka Cibo the Anti-Pasti Poet
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 07:39:18

    what doesn’t break us and all that jazz – keep time for you and keeping organised will help. Good luck, again. G:)

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  22. IreneDesign2011
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 06:19:31

    Remember to take good care of yourself too, Ritu. Wish you an amazing and relaxing weekend πŸ™‚

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  23. susieshy45
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 06:16:52

    Ritu,
    Reading about what all you do, I wonder if you are doing too much. Can your body take it ? I think your weekends need to be completely work free( school work free). I hope you don’t bring school work home. Just asking out of concern.
    Susie

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    • Ritu
      Sep 22, 2017 @ 06:44:25

      No Susie I rarely bring school work home if I can help it The only time I know I have to is when it is report time. If I have to stay until 5.30pm to get things done, I will do so I can have family time at home, even though that is pretty busy too! Thank you for your concern though ❀

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  24. robbiesinspiration
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 05:46:08

    Glad you are coping, Ritu. My days are like that too but you do get used to it.

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  25. Radhika Acharya
    Sep 22, 2017 @ 04:57:36

    Whew!! Super woman take a bow!!
    I can appreciate the value of a weekend for you !! πŸ™‚

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