Thursday, April 26, 2012

Random Ramblings

  • Is it just me, or does the new blogger format put wonky spaces in between pictures and paragraphs if you switch from the compose to html format? For instance, it will NOT let me put spaces between these bullet points (phew, switched back to the old interface and it worked). Grrrr. I'm not sure how well I like it.

  • I have 25 days of school left - they can't fly by fast enough! Especially after the day I had yesterday. During class change, we're required to stand in the hallway to monitor traffic. In that time, I had a student come into my classroom and hide underneath my couch cushions. Y'all, I can't make stuff like this up. I came in, took attendance (marking said student absent), and started teaching. About 5 minutes in, I noticed another student (his buddy) laughing and looking that way, and I figured it out. But the rest of the class was on task, working, and I didn't want to interrupt them. So, I decided to let it be until after my lesson - and to see how long he'd stay hidden. 30 minutes later, he rolled out and started laughing. I hit the button on the wall, had an administrator come to my room (for the first time in 8 years) and escort him off. And then the whole class and I started laughing. Oh my goodness, WHO does something like that?

  • I finally went to Zumba again for the first time in a long time. I used to take the Hip Hop class at my gym, but the teacher started teaching elsewhere (too far away), and I'm not that great of a Latin dancer, anyway. So, I stopped going for about a year (well, and was also pregnant). But they now have a new teacher, and she does more Hip Hop moves/music, so I'm hoping to go at least once or twice a week. I also love doing Pilates on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Operation Lose 30 Pounds of Baby Weight is a GO!

  • I'm not sure the cold turkey on pull-ups is going to work all that well. Audrey, who has been pee/poop trained for a year, had accidents two nights in a row. She is SO sensitive about it, too. I don't want to upset her, because I really don't think she can help it (she's a deep, fitful sleeper). I have insisted that Natalie wears her princess panties, and she had to throw away two pairs yesterday. I made her take them off, dump the poo in the potty, flush, and throw the panties in a trash bag. And when she had an accident while wearing her tutu, I made her throw that away as well. THAT really made her mad. Also, we sat down and negotiated, and her prize for being completely poop trained is....wait for it...don't laugh too hard....a mermaid tail. And not a Disney Princess dress up costume, a certified tail that she can wear in the bathtub. So I figured I should probably search etsy, and sure enough - I found one.

  • I'd really like to take some small trip with the kids this summer. But finding somewhere for the 6 of us to go, not too far away, for not a lot of money, that has age appropriate fun stuff to do is proving to be a fairly hard task. So if you know of anything that would fit that criteria, within a few hours drive from Upstate South Carolina - leave a comment!

10 comments:

  1. It really does do the funny spaces. I guess I have really gotten used to going into HTML and making sure the unecessary breaks are removed if I have gone into HTML mode a few times.

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  2. Etsy seriously has everything!! Love it!

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  3. Renting a cabin in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge?

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  4. I did not look for supporting articles, but I did read that some kids bladders/ hormonal systems are not fully developed for sleeping until age seven. My one four year old son rarely has an accident at night and so he wears underwear to bed. His twin is like Audrey, fully trained during the day but has accidents about 30% of the time and gets upset. So I let him wear pullups to bed. He is not doing it intentionally, I can't 'teach' him to wake up to pee, and he never uses a pull up while awake. I am keeping informal track of how often his pull up is wet to gauge when I want to try again. But really, I think it is doing more harm than good trying to get him out of them...
    Good luck with the poop!

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  5. I have twin girls that are almost 6. They didn't potty train until around their 4th birthday. One day they wanted to start wearing underwear during the day and only had a hand full of accidents. Now at almost age 6 and in Kindergarten the one girl wears underwear to bed and has since she turned 5 and the other one still wears pull ups and wakes up wet almost every morning. Sometimes she calls me during the night to change her bed because she soaked through her pull up. I asked the doctor about it and he wasn't concerned. Said it was normal to not be night time trained until at least age 7 and normal to have an occassional accident until the age of 12. The one who wakes up wet is a heavy sleeper and when she is alseep you don't want to wake her because then she will have night terrors. She is also Asthmatic and constantly coughs so she is always drinking a lot of water before bed and during the night.

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  6. The new Blogger format does take a bit of time getting use to. It seem more compact and crispy.It will become second nature in no time. Great post;thanks for sharing.

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  7. Yes, children will definitely do crazy things in the classroom. Sometimes they just won't listen. That's the worst part. One troublemaker can disrupt your whole class.

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  8. I love Zumba!! Good luck with the weight loss. I recently started the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge, and LOVE it! :)

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  9. I was going to suggest look for festivals and stuff going in and around your town you could visit different festivals and many things can cost hardly anything to free even. Also Great wolf lodge in Concord, nc i have heard great things about too. We plan on going there sometime just not sure when.

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  10. I second the thought on Great Wolf Lodge in Concord just outside of Charlotte. I live in the area and all of our friends with kids RAVE!

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