Thursday, September 12, 2013

6 Random Tid Bits

  1. I have my voice back for the most part. Every once in awhile I sound like a teenage boy in puberty. I don't know if I'm better from the antibiotics, or the extra sleep. I could have sworn it was viral, which antibiotics do not touch. Daddy got over this thing just fine before me. Earlier in my cold I couldn't sleep because I could breathe. The last 3 nights I've went to bed at 9, 9:30 and 10. Anytime before 11 is great for me.
  2. We have a busy night tonight: Eat, some family event at school, and swimming lessons and swim team. The boys started swim team last week. Well Isaak couldn't hang. I was worried about that. He's a great swimmer for his age. That doesn't mean that they've taught him every stroke yet, and worked on speed. I talked to someone last night, and we agreed that he would go in an upper swimming lesson at the same time. That's what I wanted the whole time. Gee whiz people! Too easy, too hard, let's get it right!
  3. Isaak got two checks at school. Daddy said, "Ask Isaak what happened at school." I did. He said, "I got had a sex at school today and a sex at school the other day." I nearly died laughing. I asked him to repeat himself. The same thing came out. I knew it was supposed to be, "Checks". What did the little man do? He shoved someone because they wouldn't stop following him; even after he asked them to stop following him. He hit someone because hit him. I don't know the whole stories. He got checks anyhow. We had a talk. Daddy had a talk with him to.  Isaak won't put up with stuff. He's been picked on since he was itty bitty. When people give him crap, he shoves it right back in their face.
  4. We went through a ton of toys and got rid of a lot. My cousin took some. The rest I'm bringing to work for my co-worker to take to his daughter who has a toddler. Now that the Goodwill doesn't take toys, it's harder getting rid of them. What do you do with old toys? Do you keep any? We've kept Thomas and Fisher Price Little people. 
  5. Mica got his next stripe in Ju-Jitsu. I'll post on that later. I like his Sensei. I know we'll miss him when he's away. He had to go to Africa for his Grandma's funeral. I don't know how his helper Tyler will do without Sensei there. The only things that annoy me there are: Kids that do not listen; one kid is really bad. It's one thing to not be able to do what they are asking; and another to just flat out not listen. This is silly, but they tell the kids to face the white wall, but it's clearly grey. Being a Color and Design Theory teacher, I want to stand up and say, "That's a 20% grey wall. It's not white." LOL
  6. I have a new book for one of my classes. I think I'm the only one that reads it. That stinks. I give reading assignments, but art students never seem to want to read. This is why I went with free PodCasts and worksheets for their Illustration class. Their books are not cheap. I want to shake them and say, "Read!" I do go over the material in a PowerPoint. I have to be honest I only skimmed when I was their age to. Maybe if I would have read I would have gotten better grades in my English, Art History and Philosophy courses. When I did read it only sunk in some. Philosophy is sometimes brain racking.


mail4rosey said...

It's really nice that you offer a podcast option.

Congrats to your son, looking forward to the post.

Glad you're feeling better!

And LOL at your son's pronunciation of 'checks.' :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I meant to ask you, what do you teach?

Theresa Mahoney said...

Goodwill doesn't take toys anymore? I haven't heard about that here. Do you have a Salvation Army that would take them? We have saved some of our toys. The Little People is a big hit with the autistic girl that lives across the street from us. She loves to come over and play with them. I have some of my husbands old Lincoln Logs. And we save the kitchen/ play food stuff too. Everything else gets sold in a yard sale or donated to friends and then the thrift shop.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I always read the books. Sometimes it was painful, depending on the subject (Poly-Sci almost killed me) but I did read it. A few of my books, like neuroscience, I loved so much that I kept.

Congrats to Mica!

Masshole Mommy said...

Glad you're finally feeling better. You got it bad this time, but maybe that will be it for you for a while. You guys had a bad winter last year over there, so you guys deserve to have a good winter this year.

We actually donate a lot of our old toys to our pediatrician - they love getting new stuff.

Eat To Live said...

Happy to hear your voice is coming back. Good for you...

~ Noelle said...

glad you are getting back to normal :)
As for toys? i sell mine in consignment sales and yard sales ... we have most of broxton's still, as he plays with EVERYTHING at some point each day :)


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