We took the kids to see The Chipmunk movie today. I laughed, I cried, I sang. It was pure joy. The dialogue was so moving and I really identified with Brittany. We also got the biggest tub of popcorn you have ever seen (I think I could have saved it and used it for an above ground swimming pool this summer) and we ate all of it. ALL OF IT.
The previews reminded me that I wanted to ask you all what you thought about the previews before Breaking Dawn. I'll list them for you.
We Bought a Zoo
The Lady in the Red Dress
Man on a Ledge
What is up with these titles? Pretty soon, my daily routine is going to be the next big movie title:
I Had an English Muffin with Peanut Butter for Breakfast
This post is going to have almost NOTHING to do with teaching. And I can't post a freebie because we're at my mom's and I'm using her computer, not mine. I cannot get on their WiFi to save my life (thus ,no access to my documents) and it is so annoying and frustrating, but I'm taking the high road and reminding myself that nothing shalt bother me whilst on vacation.
I will answer a question that I got a few times (in the comments) about my staff and the arguments and the endless debates that range in topics from tardies to performances to duty schedules to lounge clean up to Kill Me Now.
I do NOT engage. I make no eye contact. I have several bruises from my partner hitting me in the shins but that's about it. I cringe inwardly, I pray that my principal will pick a side and put her foot down, and I try to stay awake.
The one time that I can remember speaking up was about the Teacher's Lounge and whether or not we should have each grade level clean it up every month or some such crazy idea. People, I clean up MY OWN HOUSE. And then I go to school and clean up MY OWN CLASSROOM. And then I eat in the teacher's lounge and I clean up MY OWN MESS (but I really don't make a mess but if I did, I would) and I'm NOT CLEANING UP AFTER YOU. But that was the idea. If it was first grade's turn to clean up the lounge, then we would have to wash some 6th grade MAN teacher's tupperware because he just threw it in the sink and left it there. Do YOU get that? I do NOT get that. If you brought tupperware, how about taking it back home with you and washing it in your own darn sink?
I can't remember exactly what I said but it was something along the lines of "Your mother doesn't work here and if she did, I know she didn't raise you like this." And then everyone cracked up and that kind of ended it. Really. We don't alternate months or anything. We just do this outrageous thing called cleaning up after our own selves. I know it's kind of out there but that's what we do.
There. That's my teacher talk for the day. Since I'm on vacation.
Before I go.
1. Is it too soon to talk about Survivor? Is everyone caught up?
2. Do you have a Lounge Clean up situation??
3. Did you work today? If so, I am tho tho tho thorry. Theriously.