Friday, April 22, 2011

Hellllllllloooooooooo Break!

Ok, today is my first and only day of Spring Break (as our makeup PD presenter kindly pointed out so, so many times, we had our break during the blizzard), but boy am I ever thankful for my one day.  Today, I plan to do all the things I have put off (you know the stuff...license renewals, finding the a new pair of fabulous heels, etc. because who really wants their driver's license picture taken after a full day of teaching or to try on shoes after being on one's feet all day?).  Thoughts of elementary instruction will not enter my mind until either insomnia hits tonight or around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Whichever (in case you are concerned, the outline of my lessons is already jotted down in the ole planbook.  I just don't have all the accompanying SMARTboard presentations and independent practice work lined out).  So it's back at it I go...right after another cup of coffee and TMZ (which I DVR).

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dear Midwest,

It is spring.  Act like it.  No more of this "you can wear shorts" one day, and "put away your flip-flops, silly girl," the next.  I mean it.


Frau M.

P.S.  By "act like it" I do not mean let's have a ton of tornadoes, you made your case quite well in the South already.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

There are two kinds

of people in the world.  On one side, you have your people who get how to deal with kids.  Perhaps they have monkeys of their own, teach young ones all day, or are the favorite aunt/uncle (possibly all three like me because I am the only aunt my nephews have nearby).  On the other are the ones who see kids as...wait, they don't even really see kids, so nevermind. 

Last night, we ran into town to do some errands and reached hungry o'clock (the time when everyone becomes irritable from hunger) before we could make it home.  So we decided to eat at a local grill.  The host seated us, gave us our menus, took our drink orders and set the kids up with coloring placemats and four blue crayons.  Wait, question mark?  He handed two children four of the same color crayon?  He didn't even notice?  I glanced over at the basket and there were four colors (hence the giving of four crayons).  Luckily, my kids are pretty laid back and didn't seem to care just as long as I would play tic-tac-toe (and be the O).  But, as I said before there are two kinds.