May 2006

Awaiting word on daughter's evaluation

May 16, 2006 07:56

My daughter had her spring evaluation this morning at 9:20.

That means it's long over. Her teacher usually calls with news as soon as it's done, but he hasn't done so this time -- and so, of course, I'm thinking it must have been a complete disaster. I can't believe how much I'm struggling not to read the worst into it. I keep telling myself he's simply forgotten to call, or he's busy with another student, or he left his cell phone home (though I know that's unlikely). ugh.

Parents aren't allowed anywhere near the evaluations (a good thing), so here I am in the dark. I suppose I could call him, but for some reason I can't figure out, this seems like the worst option of all.

You'd think I'd get used to this stuff by now, but I haven't. I'm passing the time now thinking up supportive words to say if things haven't gone as well as she would have liked.

I know she had to do all the work leading up to this, and handle all the pressure of the evaluation, and the disappointment if she didn't perform as she'd hoped.... but some days -- in a small way -- it's nerve wracking being a dad.

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