November 4, 2010
Like A Sad, Sad Country Song
Parenting is like a Kenny Roger's song: you've gotta know when to hold 'em; know when to scold 'em; know when to walk away;
and know when to put them to bed!
9:18 pm cdt
Tonight I had one TIRED little boy, who started crying at 8 p.m. just because
I told him it was bedtime. As we prepared for bed, he cried about this and cried about that. Somewhere in his sobbing rant,
I hear him tell me "and I'm not going to brush my teeth! And those are real threats!"
As we snuggle in
bed, he continues crying, telling me how we "never take him to away football games and we ARE going next week to
Missouri." As he segues into wanting to go with me and my friend to Oklahoma tomorrow, he ends his tirade with "AND
I'm dumb!" I don't think he thought my response of "Really? I thought you were stupid" was all that funny because
his next statement was "And I'm skipping school tomorrow!" How else could I respond to this? Of course, I told
him "But you have to go to school. Remember? Your dumb."
Yup, tonight was definitely a hold
November 2, 2010
Blonds have more fun
9:31 pm cdt
I noticed something peculiar in the mirror this morning (and no, it wasn't my face.) At my temples are small tufts
of [gasp] white hair.
While shocking as this was for me, I stress that these strands are WHITE, not gray. It appears
I will take after my mom and grandmother afterall, with my hair becoming lighter as I age.
Looking forward to the
day when I don't have to pay for those blond highlights!
November 1, 2010
Ode to Marketing Principles 301
Oh, how I like thee Marketing Principles Class - let me count thy ways.
7:56 pm cdt
First, having blood-shot eyes after a night of
tossing and turning, with visions of PowerPoint presentations dancing through my head. It's a great way to wake up after a
late night of class preparation.
Second, catching my breath as I rush into class, having just raced across
town and charging up two flights of stairs.
Third, being told I fit into the demographic of "middle aged woman."
Last, but not least, being rewarded when I see a confused expression, followed by a personal AHA moment.
Seriously, teaching this class is a joy and privilege - thanks to all the students who give me their time and attention!