Thursday, November 3, 2011

Be still your bloggy heart...

Yes.  It is me.  TWO DAYS IN A ROW!

I am so tired.  I couldn't sleep last night.  I'm not sure why but I didn't end up falling asleep until close to two am.  Ugh.  Needless to say, it was a long day.

I was a little testy with the kids although I did recognize it and worked really hard all day to be just a little more patient with them than I felt.  It wasn't easy.  They were still hopped up on Halloween candy AND beyond excited to not have school tomorrow.

We have parent conferences tomorrow.  I only have 4 parents that signed up and one of them signed up for the last conference time of the day on purpose.  After she told me to put her down for that one she informed me that she wasn't coming to the conference, just didn't want me to have a conference at the end of the day.  She is currently my favorite parent.  ;)

I knew going in to today that I was going to have a conference this afternoon with two parents who can't make it tomorrow.  I wasn't worried a bit because their son is brilliant and made our "A" Honor Roll easily.  The conference went very well.  About an hour ago I received this e-mail:
Dear Ms. Olsen,
Thank you so much for taking care of our son.  I have always asked God to let him have teachers who can inspire him to do well since he is a very unusual child.  Today's report card just confirmed that my husband and I made a good decision to bring him to this school.  I know that some people may think otherwise but, for whatever it is worth, I am happy because my son is happy.  And, thank you for that.  It is not every year that my son finds a teacher that he can relate to and who can help him become successful. Thank you again!
By the way, I forgot to mention to you today that if you are in need of anything from BJ's, please do not hesitate to let me know.  Just shoot me an email either here in the school email or even my yahoo email. I check my emails at least twice a day.
Thank you so much! 
I was so touched by this e-mail and it brought me to tears.  I always, always appreciate a parent who will take the time to write out a letter like this and I always save them.  I will print this out and put it in that file and, when Speshul Snowflake's mother, or some other parent gives me a hard time about something, I will pull that file out and read it.

That is all for tonight as my lack of sleep last night is beginning to catch up with me.  I get to sleep in a little tomorrow and plan on taking full advantage of that.  If miss raven will let me, that is.  ;)


  1. You are truly AWSOME!!! But I have always known that BFF! :o)
    That letter was really sweet and thoughtfull!

  2. That is awesome! Glad you got that to balance the other one!