Friday, August 18, 2017

Random Tid Bits

  1. Isaak: "Mom I've had my period before." Me: "What?" Isaak: "You told me I must have my period because I was in a bad mood." I should watch what I say! 

  2. Me: "So Mica do you feel any older?" Mica: "I feel like I'm entering that stage where I can't wait for you guys to leave. Then I'll have friends over, and trash the house. I would never do that. It's just a stage they talk about in literature." Say what?!?! Party at the Apel's house.

  3. The first week of class has come and gone. The students have Orientation 1 hour a day for a week. My handouts and my presentations were ready, but I wanted to go over everything one last time. I knew I'd have that hour to read over the class material.

    Oh but wait...the Director came into my office at 8:20 saying, "The Education Director is still not here. She's the one doing Orientation this morning. Go ahead, set-up and talk. She'll have to do Orientation at 9." That really through me off for some reason. I can roll with things, but I don't like last minute surprises.

    The Education Director rolled in at 9:10 to talk saying, "Sorry I'm contracted to be here at 9." As if this this my problem. Later on I called the Director saying, "Ok this is the second year the Education Director was late for Orientation. Let's just have Orientation at 9 when she's contracted to be here. Then it doesn't throw anyone off." I hate when I have to solve problems that are not really my problems to solve. 

  4. The boy's first day of school was yesterday. Isaak woke up with a sore throat. I've been giving him Zytec and probiotics. I have no idea if it's fall allergies or some sickness. Until he has a fever, I'm not going to worry about it. As you can see it's impossible for him to keep his talking mouth shut:



  5. I was an ass without meaning to be one. I said to a student: "I just love your short hair. Were you like me, and had longer hair, and kept cutting it shorter and shorter?" She said, "I did have long hair, and lost it all because I have Leukemia. I just said, "I'm sorry to hear that. I still love your hair though." What's something awkward that you've said in the past?

7 comments:

Harry Flashman said...

Interesting, the things kids pick up. You never know what's going to pop out of their mouths, usually in public.

I can sympathize with the administrative problems you are dealing with. I always dreaded the start of school because bizarre things like that tended to wind up on my desk as well. I don't miss teaching.

~ Noelle said...

Lol
We really have to watch what we say... Broxton picks up on it ALL .

Hate that they threw that at ya last minute, I would get annoyed...

Hope Isaak doesn't have anything. Just saw a friend on facebook has the FLU and another friends kid has STREP. I am NOT ready for that.

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's hilarious about the period. I'm sure he'll laugh about his comment some day.

We all had sore thoughts and cold like symptoms at the beginning of the month. My aunt said she's just getting over hers. I wonder if something is just going around?

alissa apel said...

@Theresa - He seems fine today. It lasted about 3 days. He even lost his voice 1 day. He either got over a cold quickly, or it was allergies. If it was allergies it's strange he's fine now.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Glad he's feeling better now! Ours lasted for a full week. It was not fun, especially since it started with Mariah, then had a domino effect on the rest of us.

Mandy 'n' Justin said...

Oh my gosh. I can almost feel your pain with the leukemia comment. Ugh. Hate when that happens. I hate awkward situations.

Oh the ignorance of childhood! At least you don't have to deal with a child that will actually get a period. I was babysitting for one last year and the two years before that. One day she came home (shortly after the talk) and told me she thought her period was coming (in 4th grade). Who am I to disagree? She said she was getting cramps. I let her call her mom, and her mom told her "no, you aren't". *sigh* And from that point on, any time she thought she might be getting close, she would complain about male and female substitutes that would ignore her pleas to go to the bathroom or nurse to handle period cramps. 🙄 Yes. Be glad you have boys. 🙂

alissa apel said...

Mandy I am glad I have boys at times.

One thing is for sure, my boys talk just as much as girls do. I don't know where people get that girls talk so much more than boys.

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