Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another Parent Story

We (my teaching partner and I) received an email from a parent late Friday afternoon regarding an incident involving her son.  She was simply making us aware.  We received another email late Monday evening asking for a conference, but maybe we didn't need to actually conference about it, she thought.  We received an email Tuesday morning asking to meet over our lunch time.

Um, wow.  We hadn't even had a chance to reply to Friday's email before two others arrived!

All of that not withstanding, we are now having a first time parent/teacher conference when there are only 3 days left in the school year.

There are just some things I don't understand.

Heir Apparent

About a week and a half ago, I was in Arkansas for my cousin's high school graduation.  The Mavericks were playing the Thunder in the playoffs...which is quite humorous in my family since we're from Texas, but all of the extended family is from OkCity.  It made for some fun conversations!

Anyway, at one point my dad and I were chatting about Jason Kidd and Dad mentioned his "heir apparent."  I wasn't familiar with that terminology and asked Dad to explain.  No big deal..."learn something new every day" and all that.

I think I've heard it no less than 5 times since that conversation.

Always funny how little things catch my attention!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

End of May update

What a boring post title! 

I haven't blogged in awhile and when I have thought of blogging, it hasn't necessarily been original material, but more to link to someone else's blog.  I'm still probably going to do a couple of those, too...

We only have 3 1/2 more days of school to go and I am VERY ready for summer to arrive.  On the other hand, this year has been fairly drama free in regards to kiddos behavior and parents' too, for that matter.  We haven't had kids talking about sex at lunch or any major fist fights or anything like that.  For the most part, parents have been friendly and supportive.  I've heard next year won't be the same way, so I'm trying to relish this year while I've got a few days left of it!

In exactly 9 days, I will be departing on a Carribean cruise!  It was pretty funny how the decision was made.  I'd sent an email to some people asking if anyone was interested.  When it came down to it, 5 were possibilities.  We were looking at a 4 or 5 night cruise.  Out of our options, I emailed out the dates that worked for me.  LJ responded with the ones that worked for her.  The other girls ended up not being able to go.  So LJ and I said, "Ok, which of these dates do we prefer.  June 6 sounds good.  Great!  Now, where are we going?  Cozumel and Progresso.  Ok!"  Haha!

Either way, I'm excited.  The last day of school is Friday.  I'll pack over the weekend, and we sail Monday afternoon.  YES!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Terrific...or Exhausted

Remember in Charlotte's Web, when the goose was trying to help Charlotte spell?

"T, double E, double R, R, R, double I, double F, double I, double C"

Or something to that affect.

That's how I feel right now...except with 'exhausted' in place of 'terrific'.

"Double E, double X, double AUS, double T, double E, double DDD."

There's not anything overwhelming going on in my life right now.  I'm just running on not enough sleep and then dealing with cranky, ready-for-summer, sometimes slightly clueless people...and of course the children, too.

My bedtime tonight =  EARLY.