11/6/09

Someone pass me the aspirin.


Number of times I snapped Jeffrey’s pants for him today? Four.

Number of coats I had to zip up before recess? 17.

Number of coats I had to UNZIP after recess? Two. Why is it easier to get them off than on?

Number of times I had to tie Jane’s tie-dyed shoelaces that are so slippery they won’t stay tied? Five. (How DO they untie when they are triple knotted? HOW?)

Number of children I had to send to the nurse after they picked their noses so much they BLED? Two.

Number of times my boobs got hit while a little one was trying to get my attention? Five. At least. (Tightwad might wonder why they are all bruised this weekend. Or not.) Why can’t I be taller? A good four inches would certainly get them out of range. (I should go get that nursing bra back – then I wouldn’t feel it!)


Number of squished raisins I had to pick up after school? A gazillion. And a half.


Number of naps I’ll be taking after school today? One. And heaven help the person that tries to wake me up.



48 comments:

Anna See said...

lord have mercy! better you than me. i don't think i could have survived. happy napping to you!

Andres said...

I will share a lace-tying secret. More knots on top (triple tied) does not add enough friction and they untie.

When you tie the first knot on the laces (simple overhand knot), tie it twice (over-under-over-under).

Then, when you tie the bow (second knot), tie it with two turns and in the reverse order. This is a square knot- first knot right over left, second knot (bow)- left over right. The extra turn noted above adds a great deal of friction and should work on the most slippery of laces.

If I am not making any sense what-so-ever, tell me and I will try to find some pictures.

Tammy Howard said...

TGIF!!!

Lynn said...

Oh, I so totally know the feeling. Seems like I'm tying my daughter's shoes every 4 minutes, give or take.

Plus I've been vomited on twice today, cleaned it off the floor three times, and stepped in cat yak.

Kindergarten teachers are saints. I have enough trouble with just one kid.

Jeff D'Antonio said...

Number of times I've wished I taught kindergarten instead of high school? A bazillion.

When yours pick their noses it's funny and cute. Mine? Not so much.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

You definitely need a padded bra..hahahhaha!!!

yellaalley95 said...

Thank Goodness it's Friday...And it's a WHOLE nother story when you're in school instead of teaching it... :)

Secretia said...

Friday nite and the weekend, you need to throw the bra away for 3 days, kick back and have a cocktail, relax.

Secretia

Brian Miller said...

whew! enjoy the nap and TGIF!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Girl I am so with you..Friday could not come soon enough.

So many sick kids in school whose Meds wore off around lunch time...102 Fever mmmm?

I hear you about the height thing I am constantly being jabbed..I could use a good four inches myself!

CSY said...

Oh how I wish I could've been there! ANY place would've been better than trying to find a comfortable spot with a wrenched shoulder...

Mags said...

Get some rest!!!

staceyjwarner said...

sleep well...i miss zipping up millions of tiny coats to go outside. there was something i loved about it. probably the break once they were out. LOL!

much love

CatLadyLarew said...

Ah, I have so much to look forward to when I start working again next week. Zippers... runny noses... potty breaks. I'll be ready for a nap!

SkylersDad said...

How else am I supposed to get your attention?

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

At least you didn't have to send for the janitor because of some kid barfing on the floor. That's a good thing!

3 Men and a Lady said...

Oh no, is he still following her?

Steven Anthony said...

I will try and type this as quite as I can, I dont want to be the one to wake you up....lol....so sounds lkike you had an interesting day...I so picked my nose till I bled...lol not, ok...maybe...Im not telling...;)

Sara said...

Those are some grim statistics.

I hope the children whose noses bled got a cone to put around their necks to keep them from picking.

Cowguy said...

The nose bleed thing... was comforting. lol

Welcome to the weekend.

LPC said...

Coats? Entropy.

Scope said...

Even if you were 4 inches taller, gravity would eventually still pull them down into range.

Freakin' Mary Sunshine today, ain't I? Sorry about that. Have a great weekend.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

We'll be very very quiet. Sweet dreams.

plainolebob said...

VM, I am with you on the nap, never miss mine.
Btw, got you award yet?

Pastor Sharon said...

Wow. . . sleep well! And. . thanks for taking care of those sweet kids!

The Mind of a Mom said...

I noticed all you stuff is primary numbers! LoL
Have a great weekend

Irish Gumbo said...

(whispering) maybe try platform soles and a flak jacket, it could help.

Gigi said...

A friend taught me this secret to tying shoes (after my kid was 9!! And we were still constantly re-tying shoes). When you go to wrap around (before the bows) - wrap TWICE, then do the bows. Pretty much works great. Sorry you had such a rough day. I've always said that teachers were paid waaaayyy too little for what they had to deal with!!

Cora said...

I sooooooooooo feel your pain.

((((BIG ACHING BACK HUG))))

StacieM said...

I work in early learning. I totally get it!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Hopefully you got that well deserved nap to successfully rest your boobies. ;)

Mrs. E said...

Forget the aspirin, where's the vodka?! Liquor stores have to be supported largely by elementary teachers! Happy Weekend, girl!

OHmommy said...

LOL.... I *just* taught my kindergartener how to button up her own coat,

I am working on the shoes!!!!!!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Hope you had a delicious nap ; -)

I had a mom yell at me yesterday. It sucked.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I need a nap.

When I wake up, I want you here in Cranberry Township. It's only a heartbeat away from Oregon. i promise!

Anonymous said...

...you might want to think that "wish you were taller," thing over...I am tall...and I just get tapped in the butt....don't touch me there either!!

ANd here's one for you from my today in K: # of times someone peed themselves while waiting for the restroom to empty? 3! A new record for me!
lMnop

Stacie said...

I'll just say what we say here at home. Sweet Dreams Lima Beans! Have a great weekend!

A Mom on Spin said...

Did someone say nap?

LadyFi said...

Make sure you follow up that aspirin with a bottle or two of vodka! ;-)

Beth said...

That booger picking stuff is a deal breaker for me. I will always embarrass the ones who dig for gold. Gross, gross, gross!

I hope you had sweet dreams of obedient self-sufficient children.

TRB Holt said...

Ahhh teaching...comes with the territory!

♥ Braja said...

Hey Vodka, wake up!! Wanna martini??!!

:))))

Bethany said...

Our lives are so eerily similar in the teaching respect. Same numbers over here, almost exactly!! ;) I wish parents would send their kids in pants the kids can snap/button/zip/pull up on their own!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

As my father would say: there is a special place reserved for you in Heaven. (and a martini waiting, no doubt. And REALLy FLuffY pillows)

Professor Shoelace said...

There are many possible secure shoelace knots that should keep ANY of your kids' shoelaces tied, regardless of how slippery. Try the Ian's Secure Shoelace Knot, the Better Bow Shoelace Knot, or the Turquoise Turtle Shoelace Knot, just to name a few! All of these and more are on Ian's Shoelace Site.

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