Friday, September 27, 2013

School Picture Day

8:15 am - I arrive at work 5 minutes too late and miss the staff photo. Oops.

8:35 am - This happens:

8:37 am - I turn my shirt backwards and pull at the high neckline all day.

8:50 am - The following conversation takes place in 4th grade:

Student A: Miss C. What are you drinking? It looks gross.
Me: Why would you say that my drink looks gross while I'm drinking it?
Student A: It's just a weird, brown color.
Student M: Is it tea?
Student K: No, it's probably coffee.
Student A: What is it?
Me: You said it was gross so you don't get to know.
Student A: No really...what is it?
Me: I'll never tell.

11:00 am - I get my picture taken, backwards shirt and all.

12:45 pm - The following conversation takes place in preschool:

Student E: Miss C your hair looks pretty today. (I wore it down, straightened today which I never do.)
Me: Thanks.
Student H: What did you to do your hair? It looks weird.
Student W: You should fix it.
Student K: Yeah. Make it a pony tail.

1:00 pm - A kid spits his toothpaste on my hand during teeth brushing time.

3:00 pm - I get to go home!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Conversations with Children: Vocabulary Edition

Scene: MTSS group, introducing the book Chocolate Fever.

Me: What does fever mean?
Student J: It's when you're you have a temperature and you throw up.
Student R: I think Henry is going to get chocolate chicken pox and when he grows up he'll get chocolate shingles.
Me: You've been watching too many commercials.
Student A: What are shingles?
Student R: Old people get them and they hurt.
Me: else can you use the word fever?
Student S: It's like if you go crazy.
Me: Yes. Fever can mean a Bieber Fever.
Student M: Eww. I hate Justin Bieber.
Me: Okay, One Direction Fever then, it just doesn't rhyme as well.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Things I Learned Today

  • Today's full moon is a harvest moon. Apparently every full moon in September is called a harvest moon. Moreover, every month's full moon has a specific name
  • Karma is a REAL thing. Exhibit A: Student K is flailing around in her chair upside down and kicks the boy next to her in the head. Two hours later she is once again flailing around and goes face first over the back of her chair....then to the nurse.
  • These are a thing:

  • It is physically possible to go to Target with a list of three things and leave with only three things...I KNOW RIGHT?!?!
  • HTML coding is not simple but Google helps.
  • I can't be bothered to download iOS7. I prefer to live in the dark ages.
  • It takes 20 minutes to help 11 preschoolers brush their teeth. (This is a scientific study done by myself over the course of two days while covering lunch in a preschool classroom.)

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Last week I was all put out because it was like 9000 degrees out (which btdubs is the temperature of Earth's inner core). I wanted the hot, humid weather to GTFO and the cool, breezy fall-like weather to stay forever.

Well, I'm happy to report that Mother Nature has acquiesced to my demands. It seems like all of the sudden the PYO apple signs are out, pumpkins seem to be everywhere, and some leaves are turning pretty, pretty colors (i.e. dying).

Even the grocery store is all ready for fall.

I've started to think about my Halloween costume and I'm ready for some Hocus Pocus action. I have some fun weekends planned for the fall that I'm looking forward to. After all, fall is my favorite time of the year. I mean, I know everything is dying and getting darker and colder, but it's so pretty and there are so many things to look forward to. is September 15th (Happy Birthday Stephen & Olivia!) and I SAW A CHRISTMAS COMMERCIAL! WTF! There are still 100 days until Christmas.

Now it wasn't a good one like the Hershey Kiss bells or the Coke polar bears but still! A girl has to be able to eat Halloween candy before thinking about Christmas shopping. 

So for now...I celebrate fall in all it's apple and pumpkin glory.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Pep Talk for all my Teacher Friends

More wise words from the Kid President:

"It's like Walt Whitman said: 'YOLO'. Except he didn't say that. But you would know that if you would read a book baby! Seriously, read a book...any book...except the vampire ones."

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I'm Having a Veruca Salt Moment

And not the alternative rock band type. The "I want my golden goose and I want it now" type.

Last week Mother Nature gave us a taste of that sweet, sweet fall weather. The crisp, clean air. The blue, clear sky. The hint of changing leaves. And with that, my mind immediately switched from "Woe is me, summer has come to an end" to "OMG I LOVE FALL SO MUCH. IT'S MY FAVORITE."

But it was all rudely yanked away and is about to be replaced with heat from the center of the earth.

I's September, not July. If I didn't have to go to work tomorrow I'd be at the beach or at a lake getting my swim on. 

So now I'm all "Give me pumpkins and apples and cider donuts and baking and Halloween and gorgeous foliage...and GIVE IT TO ME NOW!"

*I also wouldn't say no to 10,000 tons of ice cream.

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