Sunday, November 30, 2014

You Need a Slim Jim



Sunday mornings are my "me time." Well, at least for the part of the morning where I run our errands.
Grocery shopping, Getting gas in my Car, buying knick nacks and supplies for my classroom are the norm.

This morning I set out to get coffee, buy more ink for my printer, get groceries and head to the dollar store.

The dollar store sucks me in EVERY TIME.
...Kind of like Target but worse.

The following thoughts run through my head:
"I totally could use more foam stickers!"
"Let's get five, it's only a dollar a piece!"
"The kids will love these! Let's buy it for my prize box."
"Buy two, in case you run out!"
"I'll definitely find a use for this!"
"...But I need it."
"This is just adorable!"

Yikes!

So after my cart full of stuff because I just had to buy the Star Wars Wrapping Paper, Christmas Pencils, Holiday Socks and the things I actually came for... I was approached by a boy (probably age 5) standing in line with his Mother...

Kid: *Holding up a Slim Jim* "Do you need any Slim Jims?"
Me: "No, I don't think so."
His Mother: *calling his name* "Not everyone likes Slim Jims."
Kid: "That's it!" *pause* "You probably already have enough at home already!"
His Mother: "Not everyone is like you and your Father! She probably doesn't like them."
Me: "I don't have any Slim Jims at home, i'm not really a fan."
Kid: "They're nice and spicy!" *Tries to hand me the package with the Slim Jim and Cheese Stick*
His Mother: "Put it down please *name*, not everyone needs Slim Jims."

I don't need Slim Jims, but apparently I needed all this other miscellaneous stuff because it was only a dollar.

What did I go to the dollar store for? Ribbon, Gift stickers and wrapping paper.
Hope my Secret Santa loves her gifts.

I'd buy her a Slim Jim, but I don't think she needs any. :)

Knock on Wood


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Conversations with Three Year Olds


unifinished studio drawings, 2012.

I can't count how many times my preschoolers say something really great and that I wish I would of written it down.
It happens all the time.

Here are some recent gems:

x: "Do you know what to tell someone when they are mean to you?"
Me: "No, What do you tell them?"
x: "You tell them that you like their pants!"
Me: "That you like their pants? Really?"
x: "Yes! You say... I really like your shirt and your pants!"
Me: "Okay, I'll try that next time!"

x: *singing* "Ms. Jenn has a great big arm! Great big arm..."
Me: "What??"
x: "Ms. Jenn!!! I just love your great big arms!"

x: "Why isn't the CD player working?"
Me: "Because it keeps eating my CDs."
x2: "Well tell it to stop, you shouldn't eat CDs!"



You can find some more gems here:
Conversations with Four Year Olds
Appreciation and Four Year Old Quotes

Happy Saturday!


Friday, November 28, 2014

I am Still Here



So I realized that I haven't blogged in almost 6 months.
I actually really love to blog. I would still blog if no one read it.

I simply didn't blog because my life got busier and I didn't want to force badly written entries.
So what did I do with my time?

In August, I was promoted. Still working for the same school, I switched locations and now teach 3 (and 4) year olds. My job is incredibly challenging and rewarding at the same time. The only complaint I have is the money. However, I love going to work.

I plan to post some of my various crafts at some point.

In September, I spent lovely weather weekends outside with baby M. We did things like going Blackberry Picking. M could really make quite the farmer if he wants to be one.

In October, Baby M was a Burrito for Halloween and I made his costume. My preschoolers decorated fall trees, pumpkins and made cookies.

In November, I read my kids Pete the Cat's "White Shoes" over and over again. Goodness, No!

Baby M turned 9 months. He's into everything. Meanwhile, I'm trying to teach my preschoolers their Christmas Pageant songs...

Hide it under a bushel? NO!
I'm gonna let it shine!
Let it Shine, Let it Shine, Let it Shine.


I also took down my artist website. This is something that I had debated for a long time. My time at Graduate School is something I would like to forget.

So that's a very brief look into what's been going on in my life...



I will try to blog more. I am definitely miss the world of Bloggin'.