Monday, November 30, 2009

Blah - hum bug

Ok, I am having an off day.. or the kids.. or the health dept lady. One of us for sure!

No really, I am not in too bad of a funk. Let me explain.

The day started off with a new black backdrop for our art work display not going up like I thought it would. I was bummed.

Then.. tonight is the mom's scrapbooking night. I provide all the materials and they start putting together books that will be taken home when the kids graduate to kindergarten. First , I had to spend hours yesterday going through my computer and uploading over 500 photos to walmart. Yes... 500. Can you imagine how many I have actually taken? Then, if that wasnt bad enough. I sorted all 500 plus pictures into 16 little piles and put them in envelopes to make tonight easier. See.. I dont know if you have figured this out about me, but I detest tedious work. This... was tedious. It will all be worth it tonight when I hear the moms chattering and having fun putting their child's book together but for now.... yuk.

The kids seemed a little rambunctious . ( I can't believe that didnt show up in spell check. ) It just seemed everywhere I looked was chaos. Not the normal fun organized chaos we love and expect but a weird chaos.

I actually saw one of the kids pretend to " toot" on another child's head when he was on the floor. I didnt even address it. I know.. I know, I should have . But at that point, I just thought maybe.. I was in a different world than everyone else and the things I was seeing were not real.

Like... the file folder game with the head torn off the gingerbread boy. Did that really happen?

Then there was Anna. She is really studying the fish bowl, which the kids NEVER do. I saw this as a great teaching moment. " Anna, what are you looking at?" Anna replies " The fish, I think he is tired and resting." Hmm.... He is still a lot, so I go to take a look. " Anna, that is a tired fish. I think while he is resting I will take his bowl into the kitchen and clean it." ( AND..... after you leave I will flush him down the toilet and get a new fish that is breathing! )

Lets forget all this and sing some Christmas songs....Tis the season.

Ding Dong.... Health Department. :)


It went well. She didnt write us up on anything.

Is it 3:00 yet?

Tomorrow, will be a better day. I just know it. !


  1. Oh Ms Debbie... what a day!! I do want you to know that I chuckled and sent all the positive energy I could your way... it will be better tomorrow :) But come-on... the fish, the "toot", and the health dept. lady... I hope you can see the humor in it :) God Bless and you really do a wonderful job!!!!

  2. This blog completely made me laugh. Especially the Anna story...Good luck getting another fish tonight!

    By the way I think you need an assistant, you are way too busy for just one lady :)

  3. that was hysterical. you'll see it. it might take until next week, but you WILL see it. sorry about tonite, i hope you'll reschedule. :)

  4. I'm glad you wrote this. I've had days like this too and no matter how much louder and funnier I try to make things, it still seems like I'm on the outside looking it. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.