I learned 2 VERY valuable lessons about myself tonight: 1) There is a reason that I am NOT an elementary classroom teacher, and 2) I am becoming the parent I said I never would!
There have been many projects going on in the classrooms that I service. I am in kindergarten and first grade rooms all day long. You can imagine the crafts that I see during the Christmas season. Some of the ornaments being made have been tempting to try myself, but I resisted. Well, today I saw one that I knew I could do myself. The teacher told me what to do and even let me borrow her Santa hat to take the kids' pictures with. SO, I went to pick up Jake and Landry, took pictures of all the kids that stay with Mrs. Dorothy(and got some GREAT shots!). I dropped Landry off with her daddy for a nap and off me and Jake went to Wal-Mart for the supplies. I was doing good until it came time for me to draw a tree. Look folks-what should have been a 20 minute craft project turned into a 2 hour plus UNIT TEST! They look pretty cute in the picture below but I am telling you not to click on the picture to make it bigger(MOM) and see all my mistakes. Just take the picture below at face value and give me the benefit of the doubt PLEASE:)!!!
I never thought I would be one of those moms whose always tries to go above and beyond(and normally I am just too tired to do the extra stuff), but here I am trying to do my best!!! Oh well, I was always taught it was the thought that counts!
And below is a picture of what my children were doing while I was trying to decorate:
Jake and Ben had a great time dancing the afternoon away. Jake is forever a clown and they had the best time playing together. I had to post this for Melody. Her daughter Avery is 9 months old and PRECIOUS!!! Why won't my children smile like this for me? Perhaps if I didn't take so many pictures they would!!!
Ahhh..........and I can finally smell Friday! Have a great rest of the week.