Friday, August 24, 2007

Stuff

I don't have many coherent thoughts this week. Waking up at 6 a.m. will do that to a person. Remind me again why I wanted Jacob to go to private school. Private school with no bus service. Private school I have to drive to twice a day and encounter the most messed up drop off/pick up ever. I made it through last year without an accident, but I doubt I get as lucky this year. Those Hummer driving people are nuts, that's just all there is to it. Four days into it and I've already been cut off, pushed off, and flipped off all in the baptist church parking lot. It's going to be a long year.

Speaking of school......I'm not getting a good vibe from it. His teacher is just...just....what's a good word for lacking personality? Or inability to smile? Slave driver comes to mind because, geez louise, those kids do nothing but pencil work all. day. long. Can you believe she is teaching them, six year olds, cursive writing? Oh, and she's a stickler (is that really a word?) for perfect penmanship. Seriously now, do you write as perfectly as you were taught way back when? No, I thought not. My philosophy is if I can read it, it's good. That ain't her philosophy, let me tell you. I just think first grade should have some fun. They don't do crafts, they don't play games, they don't draw or look at books, they don't have circle time or show and tell. Shoot, she didn't even have the kids introduce themselves on the first day so Jacob only knows the four other kids from his kindergarten class. How are his social skills going to improve if he isn't allowed any social time? Don't even get me started on the entire chapter of the bible he has five days to memorize and how we've been told to get rid of all the televisions in the house because t.v is evil. Like that would ever happen. Grrr.....but, dern, he'll be able to multiply by Thanksgiving and forge my signature by Christmas. Moving on.....

My girl has an ear infection. She's had a cold for almost three weeks now thanks to her brothers constant need to poke their fingers into her mouth, that or someone always gets sick when we're near my sister's family since they harbor germs apparently. Seriously, every. single. time. we're with them someone gets sick. anyway, on top of the nasty nightly dose of prevacid she now gets a big squirt of the pink stuff as well. Ever tried giving a baby antibiotics? Me neither until yesterday. We have been really lucky, so far, to rarely have to see the doctor except for well-baby visits. Knock on wood, my boys aren't sick. Ear infections aren't part of our family. Adam had one, once, and Jacob has never had one. I was informed yesterday that since Elizabeth has had one so early she will most likely be plagued with them over and over throughout her childhood. Great. Don't believe the hype about bre*stfed babies having fewer ear infections. My formula fed kid is the one who has never had one. Go figure.

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10 comments:

Lynsey said...

I hope I'm allowed to say that it's comforting to know about the formula fed child and not one ear infection....I've been nothing but lectured about that since the day this kid was born. 10 weeks into life and he's not been sick one day...knock on wood. Sounds like Jacob has a riot of a teacher, good luck with that!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Sorry about the ear infection. I know how horrible that can be for babies.
I did the private school with no bussing thing too. I'm really kicking myself at the moment. I've screwed up my life for the next 9 1/2 months. Driving in the morning and picking up in the afternoon is really going to ruin my day (especially since they expect you to be on time).
Good luck with Jacobs teacher. It doesn't sound too promising.

kelly jeanie said...

I came for the white trash women. That's a problem? WHERE ARE THEY!??!

Sadie said...

*snort*

White trash women.

;)

Miss Hope said...

Hopefully Miss Teacher will lighten her girdle up a little bit as school progresses.

Hate to hear about the sickness. Hope she feels up to par soon!

Me said...

Hey there, new reader here, via a link from another blog. Love your blog. And yes, your kids are beautiful! Oh, and that teacher? She's nuts. I taught 1st/2nd grade, and know how bored the kids will be without any fun. And miserable kids make for a l-o-n-g year for any teacher!!

Mommy Daisy said...

Ohh, sorry to hear about the baby's ear infection. We've been really lucky that our son hasn't had much illness in his little life.

That teacher worries me. Too bad she doesn't do more with the kids. That's something I would expect (more hands on things) at a private school. (I'm a former teacher.)

I'm a fairly new reader here on your site. Here's my blog in case you're interested: http://mommydaisy.blogspot.com.

Tracey said...

Oohh!! White trash women....

Dana said...

That stinks that Elizabeth has an ear infection. They are no fun, that's for sure. 3 out of my 5 kids had chronic ear infections. Tucker even ended up with tubes in his ears! Some kids are just prone to ear infections due to the shape of their ear canal. It's nothing to do with formula feeding or breastfeeding! LOL! It sounds like the school thing isn't so great! That teacher sounds like a total slave driver. Have you ever seen the movie Matilda? Maybe you have a Ms. Trunchbull in your classroom?!?

Krys72599 said...

My daughter is a kindergarten teacher, switching this year to 3rd grade (yea, uh-oh! a testing year!). We both agree that socialization is muy importante and she asked if it was a new teacher... Trying to impress those parents, perhaps? Or an old teacher, who's done learning new tricks (or has forgotten them all)?
Good luck.
Yes, your children are indeed beautiful! Love your blog! Have been lurking for a few weeks now...