Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I Am Furious

OK, so today I am furious...fuming, actually...there are too many things that bother me that I cannot simply sit and shut up. Even though I know that writing all down won't help, not even a tiny bit, at least I'm getting it of my chest...
First thing...Maya's kindergarten is a WASTE OF TIME, believe me. She is in the year before going to school and they are supposed to learn the basics, you know, letters, numbers and such. We decided to enroll her in that specific kindy because we heard the teacher there was very good...but this year, surprise, they got a new teacher! The old one took early retirement - I've heard later through the grapevine that she had a very difficult year because of some parents. So, good for her. Not so good for us...
I also have another kindy related problem, but I think in this one I am alone...I absolutely hate the way they take care of the kids. I know there are only one teacher and one helper at 32 kids, but...still... Nobody pays attention if the kids eat all they luch or not (lately, Maya has been coming home with the food barely touched in her lunchbox), if they fall and hurt themselves. Sometimes, when I take Maya home she looks like she's been in a battle or something...literally. I don't say to mollycoddle them, but for Heaven's sake, they are 5 year old kids! Teach them to take care of themselves, not just let them figure it out...
Today the weather was awful, cold and windy, and nevertheless they spent time outside. Maya told me "her head was cold" (she didn't have a hat as I couldn't imagine somebody sane to send the kids outside to play in such a weather, I gave her a headband but she didn't find it). As we live near the sea, the winds tend to be very strong in the autumn-winter..
It is very difficult for me to understand all this... Even if I come from a country considered poor and with uneducated people, believe me, it is not!
My husband keps telling me that I have too high expectations, but when my kids are concerned, I don't consider them that way...
Oh, and another issue...we are dealing here in Israel with an on/off doctors' strike. I won't bore you with the details as the story began in the summer when the country's resident doctors began a strike, followed by mass resignations. I thought they solved their differences with the Ministries, but this morning I read in the newspaper (Haaretz in English, the best) that a great number of senior physicians "resigned to show of support for beleaguered residents" (I qouted from the newspaper). I don't want to start on the subject of doctors, because, if you've been reading my blog you already know I have my issues with them. But, come on, what is it, some sort of game? I mean, they are doctors, they have to put the interests of their patients first (yeah, as if). OK, the money problem is a reality but aren't they supposed to figure out something while not letting people die because nody cares or treats them? What about the Hippocratic oath?
My head hurts...I fell like I live in some sort of Kafkian reality and I'm going in circles, round and round...to nowhere...Nobody knows, nobody cares and I feel so frustrated that I could scream...
I guess at least I have to sort out the things where I have a say - like Maya's kindy. I'll start talking to other parents, see if they are OK with our kids not learning anything. Oh, everything is such a waste of time! I don't even know why am I writing this...because I don't feel better. At all...So I'll go.

Thank God for "Pour Your Heart Out Wednesdays" at Shell's blog...



Go and visit. I'll be there...

2 comments:

Shell said...

Wow, that's a lot of kids in one class!

arakelian said...

same big number of children in a class is in Belgium. I accept the system, the aternative is 10 times more expensive. That's mean are 2 persons for 40 children. I am talking about children 2,5 years -> 4 years.
About get out on rainy/windy days, I noticed this is just a romanian scary moment. Only the romanians are scared by this!! (and me, I am still romanian, I left the country about a few months) and in Belgium/Holland, is normal to be windy wheather (in the last 3 weeks, 2 times arrrived to 80km/h ). And the children get out every day, even there are - some degrease. This is only solution to control and consume energy of such big group of children. In plus, they are rezistent, a child hyper-protected and clean will be easy sick.
Noone verify if she eats or not, this is my question, but I didn't care, this is another romanian oppsession: food. Here, the children I slimmer that mine one, now I think we are too fatty. My new logic is: if the doctor says the child is ok.
In plus, at 5 years, is mandatory there to learn the letters? Not all the children are prepared for this...some are too young/imature for this moment.