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I survived Open House and being in a building with my ex!!!

Posted 09-17-2009 at 08:32 PM by MaryEL8775
Well open house started off quite nicely til I saw my ex walk thru the door. He pretty much ignored me as we were selling 50/50 raffles and bake sale items for the PTO. He took DS to see his teacher and took what seemed like forever, then he comes over to me and throws an envelope at me and tells me to DEAL with it. Then he takes DD off to see her teachers and ends up embarrassing her. Well that doesn't fly with me. So finally I get a chance to go see DS's teacher and she is amazing, really nice and helpful all at the same time. She is even willing to help out the PTO at dances as a chaperone.

Then finally I could go and see DD's teachers and they are all supportive and helpful too. DD isn't being bossy or very talkative which has been a big problem for quite some time in school.

I did talk to ALL teachers about the upcoming trip and they are all MAJORLY supportive. They told me to just email them and remind them of the dates that the kids will be out of school. They will work with the kids when they get home on catching up on anything they missed. DS's teacher just simply told him to keep a journal of what he does daily. .

The only bad thing about tonight was it was so hot in the school that while I was gone to see DD's teachers, DS who was helping out in the cafeteria got sick 3 times. I do believe it was from the heat as he is fine now. I might keep him home tomorrow just to make sure but I will see how he is feeling in the morning.

Well Blog, I shall bid you adieu tonight and head to bed.
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    What was in that envelope?
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    The envelope contained some information from his health insurance for a claim while DS was in the hospital.
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    Sandra Bostwick's Avatar
    I see! In a soap opera, that could have been a big cliff hanger to get you to tune in next time!
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