Friday, January 8, 2010

School

So I am back to school. It was so nice having a week and a half off for the holidays. I was not in a good mood last Sunday bc I wasn't ready to go back to work. However,with that being said, these are some of the sweet faces that greeted me Monday morning. Today (being Friday) is Elvis's birthday. We celebrated by having a Sock Hop. These are just 3 of my 9 kids today but I thought this picture was just precious. We rolled our pants up and danced in our socks. We also enjoyed root beer floats.
It's so funny how last year I was learning the whole process of being a teacher as well as learning how to handle (at most) 9 children a day. I was so stressed last year bc it was alot to handle. However this year I have gone straight into it and am loving it. There are certain things/ people I don't like about the job but just hanging out with the kids is the best! I've learned how to listen to 5 kids talking at once, playing with some kids and watching the others with my "3rd" eye. I think my kids are so funny. I can appreciate their humor now. They can be hysterical. Last year I was learning how to get comfortable with kids crawling all over me. I struggled a bit bc I wasn't used to it. This year I have 2 kids rolling around on my legs with one sitting next to me with his arms wrapped around me, and another giving kisses. I love it. I love how much they love me and are comfortable with me. Some mornings a kid comes in, crawls in my lap and falls asleep. I was thinking this week how much I missed my kids during my vacation. I find I'm very protective of them as well.
Anyway, just thought I would share my job. It's really great. Like I said, there are a few downers but for the most part I love the kids and they have become my favorite part.
Not much else is going on. John and I had a giftcard from our wedding to go out to eat that we've never used so we had a date night tonight. It was a very nice place, Maggiano's. We also went grocery shopping. It is supposed to be bitter cold this weekend so I don't have any plans to leave the house. Anyway, talk to y'all later!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

I am so glad you love your kids! Those 3 are pretty darn cute. Love you.