1/12/12

It’s not Avon Calling. (So answer the dang door.)



As a kindergarten teacher, I am constantly moving quickly from one activity to another.  Sprinkled throughout this spastic chicken dance, are hundreds of redirections, reminders, scoldings, compliments and words of positive re-enforcement. 


Perched upon a tabletop in the corner of my room is my open laptop.  I keep my email open and at the ready for notes from the secretaries, pleas for last minute supplies from fellow teachers, and reminders from parents who might have forgotten to send something in with their child.  (As the past president of the FPO- Forgetful Parent Organization, I can totally sympathize with every single stressed parent.)

I took a moment yesterday during snack to quickly glance in my inbox, when my eyes caught an unfamiliar email address.  I reminded the children to not talk while eating (for the four-THOUSANDTH time) and sat in my chair.

I looked at the email again.   I opened it.


Hi Vodka.  It’s me.
A friend of mine found some of his old friends though Google, and I’ve been trying for a while to find you.  Imagine my surprise when I did…  I hope this really is you.  Please email me back, cause I would love to catch up and see what you are up to.   Please, please email me back.

Clint.   (Now he didn’t say THIS part, but I will.  YOUR OLD COLLEGE BOYFRIEND.)










Oh.    My.   God.  








43 comments:

Jan's Sushi Bar said...

*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!*

needsatimeout said...

1. I probably pass you on the Stop talking with your mouth full since we have to eat lunch and snack with them.

2. I hate last minute emails from the schools that say they are having an early release that sends us into a tizzy since we offer before and after school care.

3. You are really going to leave us hanging???????

What Gee thinks... said...

OMG! WOW! YIKES! That's how I would feel.
Was he cute?

sweet southern inspiration said...

well I think that is just perfect. Btw, I don't know if I have mentioned it yet but I am for sure your biggest 'new' fan. I taught pre-school forever and then Kindergarten for the last 3 years (until we moved 3,000 miles away last year) and I can so relate to so many of your posts. I have showed my whole family the post about Frank's grandma and shared it with a friend back in California, I thought it was the funniest thing ever. I was going through some really hard times a couple of years ago and my kids in my class were the light of my day and got me through some really hard times. Reading your blog makes me miss the kids a little. :)

Rene Foran said...

Bow chicka wow wow!

And my word verge is pinais

Sue said...

OMG in the most exciting of all ways! You go girl, okay? Promise?

Take care,
Sue

PS You deserve to go out and have a really nice time!! Don't forget that.

Jen said...

wooo hooo!!!

You go for it girl.. (does he have a brother??... lol)

NotesFromAbroad said...

omigod omigod omigod !! This is good !!

Sherri said...

OMG!!!!!! EEEEEE!!!(You have to picture the high pitched squeal there)

You deserve all the best Honey!!!!

You're so loved!

((((HUGS)))

GypsyFox said...

...sooo what are you gonna do?

Just Two Chicks said...

Oohhhh, is this good? Was he a jerk? A good guy? If he was a jerk, don't think maturity changed him, but if he wasn't, oh my goodness! You need to email him back... maybe he want's to see you... have a date? I wonder if he's cute. He may be cuter with age!! Keep us up to date!!

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh my hell!!! You may remember that a very similar thing happened to me last year. I hope you're as excited as I was!! But, please, for the love of all that is holy, give us some details!!!

Brian Miller said...

hmmmm....was he good? i mean that would def determine my reaction...

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I got a similar msg on FB from my old college boyfriend. We even dated after college - 6 years total and almost married. It is UNSETTLING to put it mildly!!

xoxoxoxo

Smart Mouth Broad said...

OMG, indeed!

Ellie Mae said...

Yup, OMG. You just said you felt someone waiting in the wings...

Dawn said...

SOOOOOO excited for you!!!
You deserve the best!! Hope maybe he's the one to bring it to you.

Brenda Susan said...

Yikes! Scary

Ingrid said...

no funny business thought :)

Anonymous said...

YES, I am excited for you! YES, this could be great! YES, be careful with your body, mind and heart . . .

I know, I am not a pessimist, just a realist! You are deserving of a good relationship, not just any old relationship. So, with my caring thoughts - get in touch for goodness sake!
a faithful follower

That gentleman's lady said...

Vodka, don't forget... dinners only, no funny business... and nothing crazy!

:D

Japolina said...

Wow! Keep up updated

MaryBeth said...

I would be more excited, but my old boyfriend was a jerk.

I agree with two chicks...

Eric said...

http://ericsdailyhoroscope.blogspot.com/2012/01/and-mailman-won-lottery.html ...in which you are given an award.

Elaine said...

Maybe this is P. Charming you recently wrote about? You know how the "prior boyfriend" is working out for me -- Good Luck!!!

Kelly said...

O.M.G. How exciting! They "guys" always show up when you least expect it! Have fun! You deserve it :)

Me said...

So... did you email him back yet? (I wanna live vicariously through you since I haven't seen prince charming anywhere around here.)

helenprev said...

That is exactly what happened to me (except I was the instigator and found my old college boyfriend on facebook). Both been married to other people, both been divorced, both got three kids... we started chatting, phoning, visiting and have now been back together (after 20 years apart) for just over a year. It was MEANT TO BE! (said in a voice of excited doom, whatever that sounds like).

It can work! Do let us know how it goes :-)

Hockey Wife said...

Wow! 32 years! Have you written him back!?!

#1Nana said...

Start crash diet NOW!

Dorothy said...

O.M.G. Pitter pat pitter pat be still my heart...whew! Ok. Now, go have some fun. Even if you are just friends or talk once or twice, it's nice to cross paths sometimes with old flames.

Twenty five years after we saw each other last, mine showed up where I worked. I saw his chiseled good looks that he'd grown into from his cute baby face and practically swooned. (damn it, I'm married!) I walked up to him and said, Jay? He took one look at me, grabbed me and picked me up off the floor, saying, D? You are F...ing gorgeous!! Ok so I swooned some more... But ohh baby doesn't that do a 43 year old heart good! I dined on that one for ten years...(oh yeah, that's me, I'm effing gorgeous :D) LOL He lives in the Cayman Islands and has money now, what the heck was I thinking!! Haven't seen him since.

So I say, enjoy the moment!!

G said...

Sounds like the new year for you is off to a rousing start. :D

Michelle Hoad said...

Just threw up in my mouth a little. Cause that's my worst nightmare.

Jessica said...

As rocky said to drago, "go for it" !!!!!!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

What, what what?????????

More please, I promise not to talk while eating if you tell us more.

xoxo jj

So. Cal. Gal said...

If that's a good, "Oh. My. God." I say "Go for it!" : )

Laura said...

He has impeccable timing!

Anonymous said...

Did you get that giddy school girl feeling with butterflies in your stomach? :) Gosh, I miss that feeling.

anymommy said...

Okay, now that's fun! Keep us posted please.

Anonymous said...

Where's the rest of the post?

Shannon said...

Does this have anything to do with the trip to Chicago? I feel a story coming!

Cora said...

Details please! Lots of glorious, glorious details! :-)

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