Yes! It has been a long and tough year this year. I am physically and emotionally drained. Part of my exhaustion is due to the stress of the ups and downs with Juliana. Part of it is from the school year. It seems like each year the level of respect for the teacher in the classroom goes down. I usually have a good rapport with my students, and I had that this year as well, but sometimes the way I was spoken to if a kid was having a bad day made me want to walk away from what I do. I love being a teacher, and this year it helped distract me from dwelling on Juliana's issues, but this year I had 2 almost fights in my room, I was called the "b" word, and I had a kid go into another kid's backpack and steal his iPod and another kid go into another backpack and steal an iPhone (of course the kids weren't supposed to have electronics on them at school, but that's a different story). I never write referrals, and this year I wrote 3. There's a reason teacher's have summer's off, and now I fully understand why.
So, hello, summer! While I know we will be kept busy with 4 different therapies a week, I am welcoming you with open arms.