- I said, "Mica we get to hang out with just you tomorrow." We were going to House Of Conundrum | Puzzling Omaha Escape Rooms. Isaak had soccer practice + homework, so he stayed behind. Mica said, "About that. Maybe you and Dad can just be quiet the whole time." I laughed and said, "Really? I know I'm goofy, but what does Dad do?" Mica, "He points out girls that are cute." I said, "Ok when he does that I'll just let out a big FART to distract the situation. Ok?" He walked away with his head down.
- Later on at the House Of Conundrum | Puzzling Omaha Escape Rooms a fellow Mom sat next to me. I noticed she wasn't by her middle schooler. I said something and Mica shot me a look to shut up. I said to the Mom, "I can't say anything without getting looks from my middle schooler." She said back, "I can't even look at my middle schooler." Win for me I suppose.
- I like to do many things at once. I know some say, When you try to multitask you never are great at each thing. What are your thoughts on this? I feel like I put all I can in what it is I'm doing, for each thing.
- I've played James Victore's audio book called Feck Perfuction in both my first year and third year classes. It's a really good book about following your own dreams, goals, keep the weirdness that you had as a kid present in your work, building a better version of yourself, sacrifice and more. It's design driven, so goes well with all we do at a design school. James Victore has such great advice, I've listened to the book three times. Once on my own, and two other times in the classes I have. I went to play it, and a student said, "Can you turn that down? I can't concentrate. It's too distracting." I wanted to say back,
"Listen and you'll learn! Can you be quiet, so I can hear it. Your talking is a bit distracting."I bit my tongue, turned it down, and when the air conditioner piped up I may have turned it up a notch up.
- Admin: Write students up if you know there's going to be a problem. Then maybe we can help them, and save them.
Co-worker and Boss: We usually don't do that until midterm. Otherwise you're waisting your time.
Me: I guess I'll email the Director to figure out what she thinks. I'm always in the middle. I don't like being looked at badly, for doing my job - communicating with students.