My name is Kristin and I have no clue what I’m doing anymore.
I didn’t even blog last week because I HAD NOTHING TO SAY.
And when I sat down to write this today, I actually wondered if I had already written everything there ever was to say, and this was the end of my blog, and the world as I know it.
But then I started thinking that, although many of you stop by for a brilliant lesson idea, or an amazing classroom management tip, the rest of you just stop by to see what I’m up to.
So this is another RANDOM, POINTLESS post, but it’s seriously all I’ve got because when you get right down to it . . . I’ve got nothing.
It’s the end of February, we are about to celebrate our 120th Day, and I’m thinking I need to seriously change up my schedule.
I need to change my schedule NOW because the one I currently have, AND TRY SO HARD TO STICK TO BUT CAN’T, just isn’t working for me, and I feel like there is no consistency except for the fact that I just live by the bell, and my kids are always coming and going, and trash is on the floor, and trash is next to the trash can, and then they clean up, and sometimes the chairs are out, and sometimes a kid can’t even find his chair, and I just look around and think WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING MATH RIGHT NOW BUT THIS WRITING LESSON SURE DID TAKE A SUPER LONG TIME, AND NOW IT’S RECESS TIME, AND THEN WE HAVE THAT ASSEMBLY TO GO TO, AND WE ARE ALL WEARING FLANNELS AND BANDANAS AND COWBOY BOOTS FOR KINDNESS DAY (the theme that particular day was Cowboy Up to Bullying) so let’s just all stomp our way over to the multi purpose room and count by fives while we do it so I can feel better about my life.
We have started learning the songs for our class play The Nanny Goats Gruff and it’s way too early. WAY WAY WAY TOO EARLY. We usually have our play in May but, this year, just for fun, and scheduling (see above), and testing, and reserving the library and WHATEVER ELSE, we are having it in March right before we go on Spring Break.
I always begin practicing for our play by just having the kids sing the songs for the first two weeks. I don’t make a huge deal out of it. I just hit play on our class iPod during transitions or if we have a few extra minutes before recess (yeah, right!! HA – HA – HA) and we sing.
I always tell them I’m looking around to see who’s singing, who’s trying, and also . . . who’s just being a big ole lump on a log.
And I say . . . look, mister, and look, little missus, if you think you’re going to be the troll or the biggest goat after you’ve just sat here staring at the rest of us like we are ridiculous, and you are oh, so cool, well you’ve got another think coming. In fact, I have a few parts for Bumps on a Log and if you’re just going to sit there like a bump on a log, then you SHALL BE our Bump on a Log.
Works like a charm every single time.
Turns out NO ONE wants to be a Bump on a Log for our play.
And then the kids boss each other around every time they see someone who isn’t singing and they warn them in fierce little whispers you’ll have to be the bump on the log! And then everyone is participating in an overly exaggerated way so I’ll be sure to notice, and not cast them as the Bump on a Log.
I just crack myself up. I don’t even have a log.
There is NO LOG.
Are you watching The Bachelor?
HOLY COW. I can’t believe how much Peter likes drama. He seriously LIKES the drama. He could DEFINITELY be a goat or a troll in my up-coming play because HE IS ALL ABOUT THE DRAMA.
A couple of weeks ago, I did a teeny tiny, super small Instagram Story about one of the girls (Mykenna) and I recorded a snippet from my own personalized TV to share with you all because she did this weird tongue thing.
And I got lots of comments and Direct Messages saying that they noticed it, too, and it was weird, and how I should bring back Talk About It Tuesday, etc.
It was really fun to chat about The Bachelor with people and I had a great time reading all of the messages UNTIL . . .
DUN DUN DUN!!
One particular person sent me two separate Direct Messages saying that I am a Cyber Bully, and since I’m a teacher, I should know better than to make fun of someone.
And then the exact same person left two comments on my Instagram Post repeating herself but in a PUBLIC place so that others could read the comments, too (which, by the way, I have a Public Instagram so that’s what I get).
But you guys! It really threw me for a loop. I started stressing out immediately. I wondered if I should delete my story and my post, I wondered if I was being a Cyber Bully, I talked to Steve about it . . . I mean . . .
I decided I didn’t want to go back and forth with her, plus I tend to avoid confrontations AT ALL COST, so I just deleted her comments and her Direct Messages and tried to move on with my life. I decided she didn’t really get me, or understand me, and she certainly wasn’t someone who “knew” me as a reader/follower/what-have-you of this here ole blog. The last thing I want to be is a Cyber Bully. OBVIOUSLY.
She CAME BACK to my post to point out to everyone on the page that I had deleted her comments and repeated that I was a Cyber Bully AGAIN.
I ended up having to BLOCK her. Insert the monkey emoji with his hands covering his face right here.
I MEAN, WHO AM I?
Do I actually have my first hater?
Am I a Cyber Bully?
But then a few people tagged me on a post from The Ellen Show where they have video of Mykenna’s tongue thing, and their caption read “Is she trying to lick the competition?” and Ellen is all about Kindness . . . so is ELLEN a Cyber Bully, too? There are over 3 million views on Ellen’s post and close to 9000 comments . . .
I just can’t stop thinking about it!
I don’t know.
I honestly don’t.
So I repeat, am I a Cyber Bully?
I’d rather just be a bump on a log, to tell you the truth.
You are NOT a cyber bully! The people who go on the Bachelor are trying to gain attention and get everyone talking about them. That’s part of the point of it, right!? They want to be noticed and remembered (even if it is for a weird tongue thing 😂)
You did the right thing. Deleted her post and blocked her.
Love your blog and your funny personality! Don’t let one meanie ruin it for the rest of us 😂
Jenni Taylor says
No, no, no – you are NOT a cyber bully. I just don’t get some people’s needs to bring their negativity into the world. You be you – the one who makes us laugh, reflect on our practice (sometimes I swear I think you are describing my classroom), share real life stuff and make great products I can share with my kiddos. You be you – real, authentic and funny!
Raegan Bowden says
No you are not a bully. You were just writing down something that you noticed. I don’t even watch the bachelor anymore and I tuned in to watch her. She needs to get over herself. You keep doing you because that is who we love.
You are a good person ! Chin up! You’re ok!
Completely not a cyber bully. Clearly this person is forgetting that these women sign up for this show and know that they will be scrutinized. And Mykenna really tried to make sure she got as much screen time as possible. Don’t feel bad at all! But dang, it sounds like she was relentless!
Molly Fry says
Thanks for sharing this random blog post. I enjoy every time you post.
Karen Lyon says
Cyberbully, my eye. Making an observation on how seriously WEIRD that is and wondering what is up with it does not even come close to making fun of it. That woman seems to feel that her job is to be the ethics/internet police. The proper response is: Whatever. Don’t waste another minute thinking about it.
You are NOT a Cyber Bully!
April Jones says
You are definitely not a cyber bully. Than is just ridiculous. And you are definitely right about Peter. He gets sucked into all the drama. I can’t believe how much time he wastes on girl drama. (Insert eye roll.) Hang in there & good luck with the rest of your year! I enjoy all of your blogs, even if they’re just random. 😉
Girl, I loved your Talk about it Tuesdays! People need to chill the heck out! Under her definition, was she becoming a cyber bully towards you? Sigh…don’t sweat the small stuff! There will always be haters!