Wednesday, August 10, 2011

See Ya Later, Summer!

Hey, y'all!  I've been trying to get on this blog all week.  After working long days, all I want to do when I get home is feed my baby, give her a bath, put her to bed, and then crash.  

Work started back for me this week, so I've been in full teacher mode.  The students don't start back until next week, but we've needed this time to unpack (from our move) and get our classrooms ready for students. That means working the regular day, then going to get my child from school and bringing her back to work with me.  Have you ever tried taking a two-year-old into a non-preschool classroom?  Scratch that.  Make that a classroom with 25 desktop computers and all kinds of "interesting" things for her to want to touch.  Nevermind that you made a special trip to Target's dollar section before you picked her up to fill a bag with toy goodies.  Nevermind that you became desperate after the toys didn't distract her and bought The Princess and the Frog on iTunes after you'd JUST purchased the DVD over the weekend that was sitting in the DVD player at home (which comes to a total of $40 for the same movie).  Nevermind that you completely forgot that you HATE public restrooms and when your child had to potty, you had to take her -- in a high school bathroom.  And she wouldn't let you hold her up while she went -- she wanted to sit down.  Lovely.  (The restrooms are actually pretty clean.  But still.)  Having my two-year-old at work with me was quite an adventure.  She likes it there -- didn't want to leave.  Had a fit when it was time to go.  Perfect ending to a long day, folks.  

Let's just say that after two days of trying the take-my-kid-to-work-with-me thing, we went home after I got her from school today. We'll try again later.  

So, yeah, we've been pretty busy.  Morgan started a new class this week and LOVES it.  She talks about her new teacher all the time, and she's only been in there three days.  And when I drop her off, she quickly hugs and kisses me, and then runs off to play with her friends.  

Like I said, our students come back next week.  I'm a bit anxious about the new school year.  Lots of changes.  New environment.  Way more students walking the hallways.  I'm used to a school with 650 freshmen.  Now we're talking 2,600 freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors roam. Upperclassmen.  Different breed.  I've done it before.  But after four year of just freshmen, I'll have to get back used to it.

I love my new classroom.  It's bigger than my last, is more open, and has six big windows.  I love natural light, so that's already a super plus.  

I'm really excited about meeting my students.  I'm teaching the siblings of a couple of students I had in summer school this year.  Then when I was in a restaurant earlier this week, a former student of mine, her mom, and brother came up to me and let me meet one of my newest students -- the brother. :)  As for the other 120+ students I'll meet next week, I can't wait to make them my babies.  I'd never tell them that, but they TOTALLY become my babies.  During the school year, I feel like I have one toddler and 120+ teenagers. Seriously.  One of the best feelings in the world.  Don't worry, I won't go into the whole I-love-my-job thing.  Again.  But I'm thinking it in my head.  

I have some posts in my head that I hope will make it to the blog one day soon.  I have to do a summer wrap-up post and tell all about Morgan at two and a half.  The girl is a mess, I tell ya.  So hilarious.  Stubborn.  VERY.  Yet sweet and loving.  But that's another post...

In the meantime, here's my sweetie before school yesterday.  I went out to the garage to get something out of the car and she found one of our old tennis rackets in the back (DK and I used to play a little bit back when were young, skinnier, dating, and shacking up).



This was just a year ago:

Guitar -- duh!

Don't worry, we live in a cul-de-sac.  So there weren't cars zooming by in the background.  (Oh, you didn't even notice that?  Well, I would've...)

Anyhoo, I'm too tired to go back and see if this post sounds right.  I'll hate it in the morning.  Oh, well, it's certainly not the first time.

Enjoy the rest of your week! :-)

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