Thursday, September 18, 2008

So You Think You Can Blog

As you know, I'm back to the land of full-time teacher.  It's a ride much like the ride of a parent.  I wipe tears (6 times today), apply band-aids, (2 times today), tie shoes (okay, actually I have a rule that I don't tie shoes ... because ... euughhh, do you know where those things have been dragged?), and of course impart wisdom on the young.  It's up, it's down, it's fast and slow.  But through it all those sweet little boys and girls remind me that it's all for the right reasons.  And I have my favorites.  I know, we're not supposed to but come on, if you saw that chocolatey skin and big eyes looking up at you, you'd melt too.

One quick teacher story:  Today I told a boy that his number was number nineteen.  "No," he told me, "my number is a 1 and a 9."  

Aww...

So here's the crappy thing.  After finally getting my email/iPhone working again, my baby, my sweet, sweet Nikon baby has gone and died on me.  (Sniff.)  I can't help but notice the coincidence between my lovey Nikon's un-timely departure and the Husband getting his hands on it for the uber-excellent first day of school shots.  And you know, I'm finding it really difficult to blog without some good, photographic evidence to support my stories.

So, I'll just have to go to the archives...

(which reminds me, where did my little babies go?)

She goes from being walked...

...to doing the walking.


25 comments:

Amber M. said...

Who ARE you, and what are you doing on my google reader??:-)

Been missing your posts...glad things are going okay.

CC said...

Sweet!! (Shhh! Don't tell, but I have my favorites too!)

Karen said...

I think all teachers have favorites. I teach at church and know that there are clearly those who you can't help love. And those you really wish you could love.

Kristen said...

Glad to hear that teaching is still going well. And SO SO sorry to hear about the Nikon. I would be so bummed!

And cute pics of your little one. Don't they have a birthday coming up soon?

CRigg said...

Bummer about your camera!

And good to hear from ya...

I'm glad you are having no regrets about your decision.

Lori said...

glad to hear teaching is going well... and you are enjoying it.

Stephanie said...

Oh no! I will mourn the death of Nikon with you. That is indeed a sad day...

And check out that little walk on her! So cute!

Amy said...

I would love my boys to have a teacher like you! I hope your Nikon fix is simple, if not get new one soon. I love how show your children then and now - so precious!

Denise said...

What up with the iPhone? You know I'm supposed to get mine October 7th and need to know if there are glitches. :o)

Kori said...

sinbce I just started reading your blog not long ago, the photos are all new to me! Glad to hear from you, and I am glad there are teachers like you out there.

Krystyn said...

Your teacher story is sweet and cute. What about a kid in high school that doesn't know if 32 is odd or even because 3 is odd and 2 is even? Because that happened at my school!!!

I hope your Nikon gets a fix!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I think a full-time teacher deserves a new Nikon. Not that the archives aren't full of adorableness!

OHmommy said...

Yay. You are "back" I miss you when you are gone. Can't you blog in between band aids? Waaaa.....

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

There you are Missus! I was just talking about you today to a pretty redhead with a ponytail. I miss you.

Burgh Baby said...

There would be homicide aplenty if Mr. Canon were ever injured or maimed and I knew someone else had recently fondled him. You have a strong resolve and perhaps are nicer than me.

Laski Gal said...

I sorta miss teaching now . . .

And you know, I never even wiped one nose (I mean, that would be weird with a highschooler, right?).

I'm bowing my head in silence in memory of your sweet Nikon.

katydidnot said...

in the blink of an eye.

Mel, A Dramatic Mommy said...

Well hello there!

dkuroiwa said...

...and for all those reasons I never taught below the 4th grade!! You lower grade teachers have my undying love and respect.
Cute picture...I gotta get me some pink tenny-shoes!!! :-D
have a great weekend!!

Marlys said...

Favorites are a MUST! I have mine, too -- even at the high school level. I just pretend they all have halos on and make sure I tell them to straighten them every so often!

I have missed you on here and am even more sorry to hear about your camera than your previous issues.

Hey...use your $250 classroom money from taxes (because I KNOW that wasn't spent in your first trip for markers) and count your camera as classroom material!

Chrissy said...

The whole part about the camera dying is, well, tragic. But I'm glad to get an update from you and it's wonderful to hear that things are going so well!

Lindsey said...

Your poor little camera *sniff*! So sorry for your loss!

You are doing great things for those kiddos (both yours and the ones in your class).

I salute you:)

Wendi said...

I wiped noses and tied shoes today.
Preschoolers can't tie shoes..right?
I am so sorry to hear about lovey Nikon.
I hope he gets well soon!
Of course you always have your PHONE!!!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Awwww....I hope the camera is OK!
But I love the pics--I love those little shoes :)

4funboys said...

this first grade teacher is just happy that the kid knows 1 and 9... because I still have a few that don't!!! urgg.

ps. you HAVE to go and look at my blog from a couple of days ago... let me know if you have a class like the picture I posted of mine. You'll appreciate it more than most...