Say it isn’t so.
But it is.
There was no Bachelor last night.
No stupid Juan Pablo.
Christy from Crayons and Whimsy told me she was consoling herself with Nineteen Kids and Counting re-runs.
I consoled myself with an eye doctor’s appointment (I am still blind as a bat, but thankful for contacts), dinner with my family at Islands which automatically means cheese fries, of course, and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Part 1.
(Note: It is too late to do anything about the way I look in a swimsuit. Jamaica is in less than a week. So bring on the cheese fries, is what I always say.)
But, sadly, there was no Bachelor.
Instead, in other news, my class won the Spring Fundraiser Something Or Other Lots Of Coupons Turned In We Sold A Lot I Think Not Really Sure Competition and guess what we get to KEEP in our class FOREVER and EVER and EVER?
Don’t be jealous.
Oops. Did I scare you?
Because that dang thing scares me every single time I see it out of the corner of my eye.
And it’s mine FOREVER and EVER.
That is, until it is accidentally kidnapped and/or run over with the biggest vacuum cleaner ever and we just couldn’t save it – the poor thing – our custodian feels so bad – don’t say anything to him or you’ll make him feel worse – we will just have to remember the good times with the Big Red Glaring Frog Dare I Say Ugly That Did Not At All Coordinate With My Soothing Blue And Green Themed Room.
Or I can have a giveaway for the first person who says they want it because they have a Frog Themed Room or a Red Room or a Scary Room.
No judgment here.
In other other news, we have SitSpots winners!!
My SitSpots have not moved a muscle. Not even a dinky little toe. And they have not gotten dirty, either, although I feel very relaxed about that possibility knowing that I can just throw them in the laundry. Although, since I know whose spot is whose, I will most likely send the dirty spot home with the offender and have their mother wash it for me.
Oh, I kid. I kid!
Tomorrow I am going to write a post all about how I have literally revolutionized my Center Organization.
Between the SitSpots and that, it is like I am a new woman.
A new woman, I said.
Okay, who wants the frog?
Or who has a clever way for me to accidentally lose it in a river?
Yes, I know that frog cost money. And yes, I know frogs are valuable. And yes, I know there could be a kid somewhere that needs to cuddle a frog. I know!
I just need to get that frog to that person or to that pond or to that eco system.
Yes, I do understand I should be happy.
I get that it’s a gift that keeps on giving every time it scares me.
I get that my class won a competition that I didn’t even know we were in or I would have rigged it.
I get it.
We’re clear now.
Raffle it off to one of your students!!!
Hehehehehe! I bet this is the time of year when your positive management needs a new trick right?… Hmmm…oh I know…STUDENT OF THE WEEK ALSO CAN TAKE THE FROG HOME FOR THE WEEK!!
Becca B says
I agree…that is one creepy frog!
Lynette Davila says
Have a raffle in your room. Have one of the kids win it (take it home).
Nicole Alderson says
omg Teeny!! You crack me up! I would feel the same way about that thing, though!! Love ya lady!
Carolyn Kisloski says
Oh my gosh I am so with you. And once it doesn't coordinate- forget it. Have every child take it home overnight and write about what it does with the child at home in a journal or something. THEY won it- so they should have to pay the price- I mean- enjoy it… One of them is SURE to lose it, right? 🙂 Next suggestion is… Murphie could babysit the frog.
I am also with you on the cheese fries. Life is too short to not eat cheese fries.
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Allee Ellen says
I was laughing out loud at your frog! Too funny!
Wow – that thing is really somethin'. Yikes. How about "donating" him/her/it to a village far away where children do not have many toys? They could all write letters to the lucky children who would be so happy to open a box and find Mr.scary/bigeyed/red/creepy/frog.
Shana Feissner says
First of all, I'm a loooong time reader/blog stalker/lurker, first time commenter! Phew- now that I've outed myself… I can't believe I'm going to say this… but I'll totally take that frog off your hands! I have a completely frog themed classroom, I'm OBSESSED with frogs!!!
You are my FAVE blogger, I love reading your commentaries about everything, life in general… but please, for the love of all innocent amphibians out there, don't hurt the frog!!
Maybe this new addition to your classroom can "mysteriously" go hopping away during your upcoming vacay- to visit a Kindergarten classroom in upstate New York that would happily take care of him? ( :
I'll be happy to help you out!
I think Jon Jon needs it to remind him of how much your class loves him during his therapy and appointments 😉
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Amber O. says
lu-cky you with that beauty of amphibian fineness:) Enjoy!
That's one ugly frog!
Crayons and Whimsy says
Take the frog to Jamaica! And I have to say a little wholesome 19 Kids action is possibly a nice change to my Juan Pablo Mondays….or I am just saying that as I am still in withdrawal!
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Suzy Q says
Raffle it off (good behavior or whatever) and then put it in a closet 'for safekeeping' until the child takes it home on the last day of school. I agree, he has to go. Next year, don't encourage the children to sell so much! 🙂
Thank you for making me laugh so early in my day! I LOVE the way you think! I had a "stuffed" friend for a while….until Momma mouse found it & made it into a nursery! NO MORE STUFFED FRIENDS! Hahaha…Have a great day! Wendy firstname.lastname@example.org 1stgradefireworks
Stephanie Stewart says
I think the Frog will be happiest in Jamaica!!! He can hang with all of his other tropical friends. Or leave him on the plane with some cheese fries for a lucky flight attendant. 😉
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Deb Thomas says
THAT frog needs to travel to other bloggy friends and track where he travels. Kind of like Flat Stanley but a "Freeloading Frog". Our family had a weird lawn ornament that we would pass around and mail to each other on special occassions in the year and it showed up when you least expected it.
I have to tell you, this blog post made e laugh so much that I had to read it three times. You are the best! I've had a really challenging week and I really needed this! Love your blog!