Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Pick n Mix post.

Bit of a mish mash post here, lots of little bits going on around here.
The girls auditioned for the school show of Bugsy Malone last week. They have been told that they both have parts, but which parts are tbc! Becky made me promise to tell you all that she is only 1 of 3 year seven children given a part! She is so pleased with herself! So *yaaay girlies!*
They are also both auditioning for solo's in the school Christmas concert. Rae will also be playing her sax, can't wait to see that, singing and playing, haha!! (she didn't find that funny either!)

David is playing the Christmas thing BIG this year! Lots of star wars and lego, so when i said he might not get it all he replied with:
"oh it's not all from you Mum, I'm asking Sants Claus for this and this, and you and Dad can get me this and this!"
Darn that kid is far too smart!
He is hoping to be a narrator in the school play, one with only one line please! For a child who is so confident at home he sure plays a shy lad at school really well!

I have been psyching myself up for Dec 1st and the FIRST run! As well as that i have a confession to make!
I worried myself sleepless for two nights trying to decide if i really am capable of being a good teacher, will i qualify etc etc. Self doubt, gets you every time there's something big to do and i have enough self doubt to go round all of us!
My parents say i can, my hubby says he believes in me, the kids think it's awesome, i have two friends that teach both say I'd be great. So why don't i believe it all? Is it because if it all goes wrong i wont be too disappointed?
I spoke to M and J today and they both told me to behave and put my mind at rest. So M and J i thank you from the bottom of my heart and i WILL take you up on all offers of help (which have been duly logged!).


Ron said...


I taught high school students for 4 years .. and I never got over the 'wondering if I am doing it well enough' part .. I am told that a good teacher will always have this worry .. it is part of what makes a good one .. always wondering and finding ways to improve .. see there .. your worry was part of your blessing .. your fear that you won't is part of why you will ..

eventually, you will be 'teacher minded' .. everything you see, everything you hear, everything you read, you will see how it can be used in your teaching ..

you will do fine

Octamom said...

Love hearing all the fun activities and accomplishments going on at your place!!! Yea for the girls!! And I love how David skirted that whole 'reducing the list' thing!!

Can't wait to hear about your first run--I'm taking 48 hours off because I strained an ankle--but I'm itching to get back to it!


Boy Mom said...

Self doubt is the worst, I believe you'll be wonderful. Ron's advice is very sound, it is what I've experienced with homeschooling at least.

Good luck on the run! Maybe I'll join you and we can cheer each other on.

Jen said...

I think Ron said it perfectly! I doubted if I was doing everything I could when I was teaching. If there is anything I can do to help you from "across the big pond" let me know!! It has been awhile since I was in college, but I have TONS of materials in a variety of ages. I am just realizing HOW much teaching stuff I have as we are moving houses! lol

Jen said...

Oh! And congrats to all three of your crew!! You have done such a fabulous job with raising all of them.

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Yay! I have to tell you I am so excited about your run! I can't wait to hear about it. I know that the self doubt will get you and eats at you, but be confident. I know you'll do great... you seem like you have so much to give!

Yay! too for your girls! That's awesome, and I'm looking forward to hearing about it.

Please do let me know how it goes with the running!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Can't wait to hear more about the play, how neat that it sounds like everyone will be participating!



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