Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
As I finished my ice cream, I looked at my sister and asked if I had ice cream on my face. If you ever ask anyone in my family if you have food on your face, the answer is yes-- whether you have anything on your face or not... Naturally, she said yes. There was food on my face.
I looked at my nephew and asked him (two year olds apparently don't lie). The stinker grinned and wiped his spoon on my face!!
Yes... There is ice cream on my face. Thank you, Nephew.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"Jimmy! That is a lunch box! Do not eat it!"*
"Suzi! That is not a frisbee! It's a banana!"*
"You may not catch each other with the butterfly nets! Stop chasing each other with the butterfly nets!"
"Hahahahahahaha!!! I just catched myself with the butterfly net!"
The last comment came from a 4 year old who was not in first grade, but was under my care for a few minutes.
I had a ton of fun-- those kids crack me up.
*Names have been changed.
Monday, March 21, 2011
- Visit friends in IN
- Visit friends in TN
- Go on a mission trip—re-learn Spanish
- Take a cooking class
- Learn to paint… Well.
- JCrew/Shoe sale in Lynchburg
- Go to the beach
- Skinny dip
- Learn to juggle with 3 balls
- Run the Susan G. Komen 5k
- Crochet a scarf
- Find my way around the Library of Congress
- Go to the Cherry Blossom festival
- Go on a picnic
- Go shooting—actually hit my target!
- Read 5 books on my “To read” list
- Get a tattoo
- Master a stick shift
- Go to as many farmers markets as possible
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-- Part 2!!
- Wear fabulous shoes at least once a week
- Eat Indian food
- Eat Moroccan food.
- Outdoor movies!
- Go to a state I've never gone to
- Go wine tasting
- Learn the Thriller dance
- Visit Caits!
- Deconstruct an old dress or shirt and make something new (that I would actually wear) And more to come!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
*Points to jacket.
"Ok, let's take it off."
"Au Schee Schee-- I don't want to wear this."
*Points to shirt.
"Ok, let's take it off!"
"Au Schee Schee-- I don't want to wear this."
*Points to pants.
"Ok. You don't need those!"
"Au Schee Schee-- I don't want this crayon in my diaper."
*Remove diaper. Find crayon.
I repeat: What?
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I had a stack of completed tests on my desk and one student up at my desk to work out a problem. His test was on the top of this stack. The poor kid was hunched over in confusion and concentration. We worked through one sentence together, then I told him to work through the next one alone and turned to talk to another student.
When I turned back around, I saw him chewing on the corner of the Language test. My biggest problem with this: it wasn't his test! There really is a chunk of paper missing from the corner of someone's test. He was so focused that he didn't realize that he was eating paper. Neither one of us knew how to respond when we realized what he was doing so we agreed that he probably shouldn't eat paper anymore.
Maybe I should provide chips and salsa for the next test.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
So for Christmas I bought these awesome pens for the class. They slightly resemble these pens:
*found on Amysgifts.com
Each student got to pick the pen he or she wanted and we wrote names on them so everyone knew whose pen was whose. Amazingly enough, everyone used the same pen for about 3 weeks. Go team!
The first day they were in the classroom, we had a class discussion about what kind of birds they are. We went from flamingos to ostriches to turkeys in a matter of minutes. How in the world can you confuse flamingos and turkeys?? But, hey, if they want turkey pens, who am I to stop them?
Today, one of the pens died. And when I say "died," I mean "was decapitated." The entire class was devastated and wanted to have a funeral for poor Ernest. I said no and received the cold shoulder from them for the rest of the day. Okay, they got over it, but were still upset about the "improper burial."
*By improper burial, I mean he went into the trash. Not my idea, for the record.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
A few months ago, I was hanging out in the family office at about 11:00 at night when, all of a sudden, I hear a scream and see my mother run down the hallway.
Curious about when she decided to join a track team, I went to check it out.
Turns out, she frequently has this dream where if she falls asleep, she dies. In the dream, she realizes that she's falling asleep and needs to wake herself up as quickly as possible.
*insert scream and run here*
Apparently this has happened more than once. Have you ever seen her run? I hadn't...
Let me tell you-- she's quite the sprinter. It really is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Maybe one day, I'll get a video and post it so you can laugh, too.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I didn't blow dry my hair last night, and wasn't wearing mascara today. Apparently the combo isn't the best look for me.
My three favorite quotes from today:
"Oh, Miss C... What happened to your hair today?"
"You look like you just got out of bed! What happened?"
"Haaaaaa.... Miss C. You're not wearing any make up today! You probably shouldn't do that again."Three different students- one class. That was a good time.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
After my 6th grade class found out I had a boyfriend, they would not stop asking about him until they knew everything-- job, car, social security number... You get the idea. I, however, felt a need for privacy and only offered minimal details. It's been interesting trying to keep my privacy with their determination!
They've decided that they get to plan our wedding even though we're not engaged... (Apparently that's a minor detail). Hello rainbow colored dress! I wish I was kidding. and I hope y'all like tacos! That's what they're serving at my reception (it was either tacos or pizza, and I hate pizza). All of my girls get to be bridesmaids, which is good because I don't have enough friends who want to be in my wedding ;)
My 4th graders saw a picture of my boyfriend and me in the hallway at school (for the record, I wasn't the one who put it up), and two of them have informed me that I am a very lucky lady because he's super attractive. I'm not going to lie to you guys-- they are absolutely right.
Yep. He's mine. Be jealous.