The good news is, my most difficult student has been absent for the last 2 days, giving me and my assistant a chance to make some inroads with the others, since our days have not been filled with one or both of us handling her.
The bad news - This poor baby, who has been through so much only 6 years of life, had to be hospitalized over spring break. Not for medical reasons. For all her emotional issues. When she's doing well, she's a delight. She looks like Heidi. But she is so very angry for 6 yrs. old. I don't know if she will come back to me or not.
The good news is, my daughter feels like she can come to me in times of distress for comfort. She climbed into bed with me at 1 AM, cried in my arms, and stayed until around 3 AM. We talked and talked until she fell asleep.
The bad news - Her boyfriend of almost a year broke up with her last night. Her first real boyfriend. All those stupid, trite things people say to you after a break-up came into my head. We talked and I reassured her that, yes, she would find love again. But I think the most comforting thing I had to say to her was "You're just going to have to feel bad for awhile until you start to feel better. And although you don't believe a word of it now, you WILL feel better someday. I promise." I probably need to listen to my own advice.
The good news is, I made a healthy choice for myself.
The bad news - Healthy choices don't always feel so good. (sigh)
Tomorrow is Wednesday! Yeah! "Hump Day"!