Bad and Ugly.
Forget the good for now, yesterday was plain bad and ugly! It’s one of those days I try to block out and leave everything that happened at work, but since I said I would tell the Bad and Ugly, I’ll share a little (and the rest I still don’t want to talk about).
First of all, you could say I had a case of the “Mondays.” I was exhausted from 6am until 5:30pm. The only time I sat down during that time was my drive time to/from the school we are currently volunteering at. I was not in the best of moods and every kid I worked with fed off of me…so I have to take some of the blame. I just wasn’t in it yesterday.
I definitely wasn’t present for the 30+ special needs kids at school. Nothing really bad happened but also wasn’t what I would call a good session either.
Then on to my afternoon. I was greeted by one with a kick in the shin. I think I actually laughed as I said “well it’s nice to see you too!”
I think it was right about now, that I stopped laughing.
Others were punched, kicked, hit, etc.
Doors were slammed.
Rocks were flying.
Where the metal chain came from, I have no idea.
I was silent. I restrained flying limbs. I didn’t yell. I couldn’t yell (and not because I was being patient). I was beyond the point of yelling.
Some laughed at others crying.
Others offered to “take over and be in charge!”
Trainers asked if I was okay; some said they were about to step in at one point; others joked that they weren’t sure that I was going to survive the hour; and most said something along the lines of “seriously go home and have a drink, that was rough!” And this morning, I was told I looked exhausted, like I needed a hug, a good cry or maybe just coffee? Yesterday wore me out and this time it was written all over my face. Maybe I just needed a good scream like Jeremy:)
I currently can’t come up with any reason why I am Thankful for yesterday but I am extremely Thankful I had my incredible volunteers with me! Right now, I still think yesterday was just plain Bad and Ugly…but i’m positive that Thursday will be Good!