Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Honking BIG

So, the little girl that I called her mom last night came in this morning happy as a lark. Her dad came up to me an whispered that the child took a HUGE bowel movement last night, and I quote Dad, "It looked like something out of an alien!" So she was soooo good today. Didn't cry, didn't whine. She came up to me this afternoon and said, "Mrs. Jennifer, last night I made a honking big poop!" I guess I'd feel better too after not going for almost 2 weeks! OUCH!!

My weekly break...

Even though I am totally in love with my husband, it sure is nice that he's out of town a night or two a week. I can get a bunch of homework done, watch what I want on TV, and get a break from cooking. Can't beat that!

(I do miss him though...)

Monday, January 29, 2007

It is so hard as a teacher to call a parent and give them not so good news about their child. Since some of my kids go to after care, I don't get to talk to their parents after school and give them the low down on how their child is doing. Tonight I had to call one of my kids parents and tell mom that her child cries all day for no reason. I was trying to see if anything is going on at home that would make this happen but she said that everything is status quo. At 4 years old, and this late into the school year, kids should be into the routine and be able to handle being away from mom and dad for a few hours. She cries at the littlest thing. The other day, her chair was slid about 2 feet from where it normally is and it resulted in a 30 minute hissy fit. It drives me crazy but I am trying to be helpful and work through this with her.

Friday, January 19, 2007

We're home!

We got home late last night, and since I don't think many people read my blog anyways, I don't think anyone missed me! We got to Park City, Utah last Friday morning and it was 2 degrees. That night it got down to -15. I have never felt such cold. Even the locals were saying how cold it was. Apparently, it hasn't been like that in about 10 years. I skied and the boys all snowboarded. We stayed in an awesome hotel right on the slopes and after a day of skiing, we spent the evenings sitting in the hot tub or sledding down the mountain. My favorite thing was renting snow mobiles and cruising up the trails and going as fast as we could across the snow covered meadows. It was such a blast and the kids thought they were in heaven. What a great family trip. I can't wait to go somewhere again. I love going on vacation!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Boss Lady

I work at a Christian preschool and love my job. We had a team meeting today for the 3 year old teachers and the director decided to join us (which is very uncommon). She stroked our ego for the first few minutes, telling us how awesome we are and how we're the best team she has BUT.....
We gossip too much. Well, the whole story is that someone from my team went to the head pastor because a lot of us don't feel like the director is doing her job. She doesn't support us, she loads our classes to capacity, she expects us to work off the clock "for Jesus" and she takes so many days off that she has no idea what's going on in the school. Apparently, the pastor went to her and told her the complaints and now she's coming to us fussing that we should come to her with problems. I guess she got in trouble. I'm sorry, but she deserves to get reprimanded. She's not doing her job and we all pay for it in the end. My husband won't listen to me complain about it because I owned a preschool in Austin before we moved here and I sold it when we moved. He wants me to start another one but I don't want the hassle. I'm starting to wonder which is worse...the responsibility of owning your own business or the crap you have to put up with from a not so good boss.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Stupid Teacher!

I am so pissed for my 5th grader. He is a straight A student (yes, I'm bragging!) and he is a good kid with no problems to speak of. His conduct has been all E's and S's (Excellent and Satisfactory) all year and we have never known him to act any other way. Yesterday he came home with his report card with an N in conduct (needs improvement) in Social Studies for not turning homework in. I talked to the teacher and she said that he only turned in 1 of the 3 homework assignments that were being graded for the 6 weeks. When there is a child that has a history of good behavior, good work habits and straight A's, why wouldn't a teacher talk to the child or call the parents before it affects their report card? I'm waiting for him to come home so I can see where these assignments are but I'm still ticked at the teacher for not calling it to our attention earlier. He still got an A in her class but it's just the point that there was a problem and she never said anything about it. UGH!

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Whirlwind Weekend...

It seems like as soon as Friday comes along, I am turning around and it's Sunday night and I'm getting ready for work the next morning. This weekend has been so hectic with gymnastics, lacrosse for my oldest son and husband yesterday, dinner guests last night, and errands and lacrosse today. We organized and packed all morning for our ski trip next weekend so I haven't had much "weekend chill" time. I sometimes feel like the whole weekend is in preparation for Monday!

On another note, my brother met this really awesome girl. I don't know how he feels about her but I like her a lot. She seems like potential wife material. Nice girl with a good personality and comes from a good family. She's also so pretty. I get the feeling that he's falling for her and that makes me happy. He deserves to find someone to love him and that he can make a life with. I know how bad he wants a family. I hope this is it for him. It's the first girl that he's brought home that I haven't half gagged over.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Been a while

With the holidays, and everything else going on, I haven't had the time to sit down and think about writing. Christmas was wonderful. It was so nice to be in the same city as mine and H's parents. We've always lived a few hours away from them and have usually come in a few days before or after Christmas to celebrate with them. It was nice having everyone over for a nice meal and family time.

NewYear's Eve was a blast. What a great way to ring in the New Year. Our across the street neighbor bought tons of fireworks and we all brought hot chocolate, blankets and lawn chairs out and watched the show. Our neighbors are all a little weird, each with their own set of problems but they are basically good people with good hearts and they are fun to hang out with.

Kids went back to school today and I headed back to work. It's kind of nice to get back into a routine even though I am exhausted. I am waiting up for H to get home from a business trip tonight and will then crash as soon as I know he's safe on the ground.

We leave for our ski trip next weekend. I am looking forward to getting out of town for a few days...