Friday, February 3, 2012

"Miss Olsen, can you:

  • help me with my math?    of course!
  • open my stuck thermos?  absolutely!
  • show me how to diagram?  let's do it right now!
  • help me wind up this yarn?  you've come to the right place!
  • play uno with us?  i thought you'd never ask!
  • help me with my wedgie?  um.  NO!
Yep.  I was actually asked ALL of those things this week.

Gotta love 4th graders!

It has been an interesting week.  We had a parent/teacher meeting on Tuesday night that I was rather dreading.  Not for the same reasons that I dreaded them last year, but still...Fortunately, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it might be.  Not only wasn't it bad but the new President and Vice President of the Parent Group actually pretty much told all of the other parents off for not supporting the teachers.  I so badly wanted to stand up and say "Preach on!"

I didn't.

I did however, stand up and publicly thank my principal for all he has done this year.  He really puts up with a great deal of crap and I KNOW what he is going through because....well....been there, done that.  I didn't think what I said was all that newsworthy but apparently it got around because the whole rest of the week people have been coming up to me and thanking me for what I said.

Look at me and my big public-speaking self!

Not really.  I was totally nervous the whole time!

Today we went on a field trip.  We saw a play about the life of Ben Carson.  If you don't know anything about it you should totally read Gifted Hands.  The play was very well done and the kids did such a good job.  Then, brave souls that we are, we took them to Red Robin.  (Yummmmm!)  I was slightly nervous over how they would do but my kids were so, so good!  I was very proud of them.  I was proud of me, too, because I ate a veggie burger (with no mayo) and sweet potato fries (but only one serving...though I truly wanted to ask the waitress to fill up that basket every single time she walked by!) .  I didn't get any dessert, either, though people kept tempting me to!

The nicest part of all was that one of my parents paid for my meal!  It was completely unexpected and greatly appreciated.  :)

Tomorrow I am planning on attending a local knit/crochet group that I found on I can make myself go.  You know.  It's the whole notbeingcomfortablearoundotherpeople thing.  Yeah.

And of course, on Sunday, I will be watching the Super Bowl.  miss raven and I will be having our own little (healthy) party.

I'm rooting for the Giants.  Who you got??



  1. So glad this year has been such an improvement over last year for you! You deserve it. I will be home on Sunday with Diamond and we will be rooting for the Pats! Looking forward to seeing you :)

  2. 1. SOOOOO HAPPY that you blogged again!!!
    2. 'help me with my wedgie' TOOOOO FUNNY!!!! I would have loved to see your face!!!
    3. I am overjoyed that you are having a good year this year! You really really needed that! Total answer to prayer!
    4. Hope that you went to the class!!! Step outside that box!!!