Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Working Life

It's been forever since I've blogged and I'm sorry for that.  I know I should be better about it, but with working I barely have time to brush my teeth! (ok, so that's an exaggeration, but still I'm darn busy, and tired!) 

So life being a full time teacher and a full time Mamma.  WOW!  I had respect before for those Mammas that worked outside the home and came home to their second full time job, but I didn't realize just how hard it truly is!  I enjoy working again (actually more than I thought I would), but it is draining.  There are many nights I come home and fall into bed as soon as the munchkins go down for their bed time.  It is truly pathetic when a grown woman goes to bed at 7:30 or 8:00 depending on the evening.  So I'm just gonna own it.  I'm pathetic. 

I do enjoy getting to sneak peeks at Firecracker in his classroom during school time.  And I love having him wave to me from the playground calling out "That's my Mommy!"  to everyone that will listen.  It kinda makes me feel like a rock star that my kid is still so proud of me =).  

I will try to do better about updating you all.  Especially updating about the munchkins.  I'm not making any promises, but I'll try.

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sweet Sound

Last night Firecracker was in taking a shower.  As I was standing near the bathroom I could hear him singing, "Lord, I lift your name on high!  Lord, I love to sing your praises.  I'm so glad you're in my life.  I'm so glad you came to save us!  You came from Heaven to Earth to show the way, from the earth to the cross my debt to pay, from the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky, Lord I lift your name on high!"  

Hearing Firecracker singing his little heart out to the Lord just made my heart burst with happiness!  He loves his Jesus!  I hope Firecracker keeps this love for his Savior throughout his whole life.

Have a great weekend!
Ms. T  




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Monday, March 3, 2014

BIG Changes

Most of you know that I am a stay at home mom.  I love it!  My babies are my job.  Sure the monetary pay isn't much, but I get paid in hugs, kisses and silly giggles.  Those are worth so much more than money.

Well, in my life before parenthood, I was a teacher.  I enjoyed it, but nothing like I enjoy my mommyhood.  Anyway, this school year I started out volunteering a few times a week in different classrooms at Firecracker's school.  That turned into, "hey, we know you used to be a teacher, and someone called out sick, could you sub today?"  Which then turned into, "we could really use you as a sub 2 full days a week." 

Now the grand finale, the school had 2 teachers quit last week.  Yes, 2 teachers!  So you wanna guess who, starting today, is going to be filling one of those spots for the rest of the school year?  You guessed it ME! (Yeah, apparently I'm WAY to big a push over)

I've got mixed emotions about this, because I've grown to love the kids in the class I'm taking over.  However, I hate that I'm not going to be with Sweet pea all day.  I'll still get to be near Firecracker, and I'll get done with work when he's done with school (a perk of being a teacher for sure).  But it won't be the same.  

Not to mention I'm a nervous wreck!  I haven't worked full time in 5 years!  Wholly cow! There are 12 weeks til the end of the school year, I can do almost anything for 12 weeks right? ;) Pray for me this is going to be quite a big change.

Have a great day!
Ms. T   




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Friday, February 28, 2014

Daniel Tiger Wants to Get My Kids Killed By a Serial Killer

Daniel Tiger is a cartoon version of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.  It's pretty cute.  Firecracker and Sweet pea love it.  Sweet pea is enthralled with Daniel Tiger.  Most of the time these shows have good lessons for the kids. However, the other night we were watching a Daniel Tiger and it was teaching my kids how to get targeted by a serial killer.  I can tell you don't believe me so I'll explain.

You see Daniel and his friend were having a sleep over.  Something scared them and they hollered for their parents to come.  The parents came in the room and encouraged the kids to look around and find what scared them.  Obviously these people have never watched a horror movie!  Don't they realize that the ones that go "looking to find out what the noise was"  are some of the first that get killed?!

Goodness!  Apparently I need to start having my kids view truly educational shows like Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th etc.  Obviously these shows are much more realistic than Daniel Tiger. (Note, please read this last paragraph with extreme sarcasm)

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Monday, February 24, 2014

The Window

The Hubs and I have a "code" for when it's time to leave somewhere when we have the kids with us.  Our "code" is "the window is closed".  In other words, we have a window of opportunity to hang out in public with people while we have the kids with us.  

The length this "window" is open depends on various different factors.  For instance if we have gone out to eat and the restaurant is kid friendly, the kids have had decent naps and we have some little toys with us to help distract the kids the window will stay open much longer than if the kids haven't slept well, it takes 45 mins. to get seated at the restaurant, we have nothing to distract them etc.  

Once the window is closed, it's closed.  Gone, nothing you can do will re open it until the children have been removed to a different situation.  It's just the way it is.  Thankfully the older the kids get the longer our window will stay open.  

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Brain Age

Lately I've been struggling with forgetfulness  it's not just that though, it's also I struggle with brain sluggishness.  Does that make sense?  Anyway, the last time I went to my Psychiatrist I explained this to him and he says that's pretty normal.  Sometimes medications can cause those issues.  He suggested that I play some online "brain games".  They help assess you're issues and can help your mind strengthen in the areas you're struggling with.

I have started playing these games.  My first time around the games told me I had a brain age of 69.  Over double my actual age.... I'm working on it, but hey, at least now I understand why my brain seems to slow down on me.

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Even if you don't have a significant other, everyone has someone to love.  Love big today, friends!

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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