Wednesday, February 1, 2012

That Darn Monkey Wrench

Don't you just love when life seems to be going along nice and smoothly and then the devil comes along and tries to throw a monkey wrench along the path?  Well, that happened to hubby this week. 

He has a math class late in the day that is made up of seven 8th grade girls.  Those of you that are around girls that age, know that they can be a bit challenging.  They are going through a lot of changes physically, emotionally, and socially.  It seems like everyone around them will pay.  On Monday this group of girls were less than perfect in class.  In fact, they were awful!  They wouldn't listen or do their work.  They were yelling out, singing, dancing, etc.  The school policy is that when students have behavior problems, they have to stay after school for detention and must be given at least a 24 hour notice.  They couldn't have detention yesterday, since there are faculty meetings held on Tuesday afternoons.  So hubby has to hold detention for them today, which is his birthday.  Yuck!

As if Monday's ordeal wasn't bad enough, hubby walked out to his car yesterday afternoon to discover it had been keyed.  We don't know for sure who did it or when it happened, but chances are really good it was one of the students.  Teacher parking is located in an area that students have to frequently walk through.

I'm trying to help my hubby stay positive in this less than ideal situation we are in.  It isn't easy, especially when thngs like this happen.  We have to remember that the devil is trying to get to us.  We have to stay strong and positive so that he doesn't win.  We aren't going to fall over that monkey wrench he has put in our way.  We will just go around it and looking ahead to all the good htings that are coming our way.

1 comment:

  1. Lorrie, that is terrible! I am sorry about the situation, but I pray that you will be able to keep your focus together (the two of you). Maybe even by seeing his reaction (one of loving in spite of being tried and pushed) they will slowly change? I pray that his actions will have lasting impact on their lives. I can only imagine how hard it is!