Thursday, February 23, 2012

from the mouths of preschoolers.

"you're not the boss! miss laura is the boss!" -hunter [bless his heart].

"don't change my pull-up here!  i don't want anyone to see me like this!" -kadynce [who knew 3-yr-olds had such dignity]

"when i grow up, i will NEVER marry hunter!  he's too wild." -anna mae [all the girls agreed]

"when i grow up, i want to be a preschool teacher so all my friends can come back and see what i look like when i'm big." -vonzaa

"save me girl batman!" -edna [these kids have imaginations like you would not believe]

there are countless other quotes, but i usually forget them before i can write them down.  these kids are hilarious, big-hearted, stubborn, and wonderful.  i never thought i was that into preschool age kids, but i am having a great time getting to know them and teach them. that's not to say it's easy... the first two weeks i came home and fell asleep at 8:30 every night!  but i truly am blessed to have a job that keeps me on my toes and never bores me.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

good days.

lately things have been normal. we like normal for short periods of time ;) i am thankful for:

  • james coming back from his conference after a night away and bringing in n out [he knows the way to my heart].
  • tea with honey and lemon. because of my preschoolers we have both been a little under the weather and have been drinking tea like it's going out of style.
  • a friday off for us to go on a date to cambria.
  • skype dates with bailey.
  • my husband! it's like having your best friend around ALL the time [actually, that is what it is] and it is awesome!
  • my job. it may not be where i see myself in 10 years [or even five, or three or...] but i have fallen head over heels for these kids. i get to spend the day getting to know and shape these humans... that is a pretty awesome thing.

alright, it's time for us to watch alcatraz [a little scary, but also very interesting... made by the same guy who did lost. i recommend it]!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

things a preschool teacher says

in no particular order:

1. "where are/is your shoes/socks/ blanket/ jacket/toy?"
2. "both feet on the ground!"
3. "no roaring, remember it scares some people" [yes, a little girl in my class cries every time someone roars, which is surprisingly often].
4. "let's go potty now so you won't have an accident later"
5. "did your mom pack you extra undies?"
6. "we won't go to the playground till you pick up your toys"
7. "grab a ring!" [they have a rope with a bunch of rings on it for kids to hold when we leave the classroom].
8. "who's the line leader?"
9. "that's the other school's garden, don't pick things from it please"
10. "let's save the cookies/ cake/ sweet stuff for after nap"