I haven’t done math homework since college, and now I am starting to feel the same stress and anxiety.
Two of my kids are in middle school and now I am trying to school them from home and it has been one awful experience after another.
The kids don’t want to be home with me and I’d rather be in the office then sitting at home. None of us are very happy with the situation, but it’s a lot better than going to school and taking a chance that the kids will get sick. I’ve been working from home for the past 3 months and the kids have been stuck with me every single day. Now that school has started and I have to be a teacher as well, things are even more stressful. I’m trying to teach a math lesson that I don’t understand and the boys aren’t very helpful either. Math isn’t the same as it was when I was in Middle School. The only break I get during the day is an hour after lunch. After lunch is over, I let the kids go outside and play. I enjoy the cold A/C in the peace and quiet. I sit in my bedroom in front of the air conditioner. I close my eyes for a few minutes and the cool air makes me feel calm. I try to imagine living in Canada or Alaska or somewhere really cold. I can’t imagine how someone would choose a teaching career. I’m prepared to teach all school year if the virus is still a threat, but I would be happy to go back to work and send the kids to school.