Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First day of work

"Get out your books and turn to page 29!"
Ok, my first day of work wasn't exactly like that but it was awesome! I often worried that I would never find a job that I love as much as I loved the alpaca farm but this may be a contender. Yes, I know..I have that first day "omgilovemyjob!!!!!!" thing going on but I really did enjoy it. It is such a different (understatement) environment than I've ever been in when working with children and I adore it! 
Its less chaotic, more civilized, more organized, more intentional and just straight up quieter than my previous children-oriented jobs. The children that attend the school are such a unique breed (for the most part) and it is really a pleasure to watch.

I am sure I will come back here with plenty of awesomesauce stories of nameless children doing hilarious things but this one will be hard to beat...

Unnamed boy had an accident (whateves, it happens to the best of us) so I got him his change of clothes and left him to change. When I came back he not only hadn't changed but was walking around the bathroom in just his tshirt and socks.  I showed him how to put on his underwear and he was convinced I was trying to show him how to put it on backwards. After many failed attempts I finally gave up and put the kid in his damn underwear and left him to put his shoes back on. About 10 minutes later my teacher and I are wondering where unnamed boy was. He is not in the classroom and does not appear to be in the bathroom. I walk into the bathroom to find his shoes strewn about yet no sign of boy. I open the stall door to find him hanging out on the floor, wedged between the wall and the toilet. AWESOME!

 In other news, I totally looked like a teacher this morning in my khakis, my white shoes and short sleeve sweater. I felt so legit!

Oh..AND my MIL had Hayden all weekend and brings her back today (hot damn I missed her!) and tomorrow is her first day at The Goddard School! I hope it goes well...for me. I know am pretty sure she will be ok. 

cute video MIL sent me this weekend


  1. Hilarious......loved the boy in the bathroom. LOL

  2. OMG! Look at her walk! I haven't seen her do that much walking yet. She's so BIG! Wow. I can't wait to see you guys soon :)