Probably for the first time since I was a teacher, I am counting down the days until summer vacation. I need to be done with this school year. Danny needs to be done with this school year. Honestly, if we have another homework battle like the ones we have been experiencing these last few days, someone is going to get hurt.
And getting the kids up in the morning and dressed and fed and ready to meet the world is getting so old. Each day, they drag just a bit more slowly. Each day, we're a couple minutes later. It's going to get to the point that I don't get the kids to school until lunchtime if something doesn't change soon.
This is why I have a fantasy of starting a special school where teachers actually know how to help kids like Danny. Where they don't stress him out every single day because they talk too much and use none of the visual aids I keep telling them about. This is also why my other fantasy is to just run away from it all.
Instead, I'm escaping via Special Needs Ryan Gosling again this week. I can't seem to stay away from the man. Really, can you blame me?
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