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May 30, 2008

der längste Tag

Believe me when I say that this truly was the longest day - der längste Tag.

I spent the day at the elementary school helping out, as it was Fun Day! There was a movie and popcorn for the kids and then a local amusement company had stuff out on the playground for the kids. Who did what depended on what grade they were in, so I followed the third and fourth graders, seeing as how Son is in third grade.

I swear to you now that I will never let that Chipmunk movie anywhere near my home. I saw it today for the first - and last - time. Gawd. What tripe.

And then...and then! A hot and sunny afternoon outside dealing with those games.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I went over and helped out, but it was a very long and tiring day. Luckily for me Husband was able to get the day off and stay home with Daughter. I can't imagine how much more worn out I would have been if I'd had to deal with her today.

The best thing, if one can call it that, is that Tuesday, the last day of school, I'll be over there all day again, but this time only with Son's class. That shouldn't be so bad.

The things I do for my kids.

(I almost forgot to mention that my name tag said "Mrs. Eiffel," NOT my first name. I got some strange looks from the other moms and teachers, but I don't care.)

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Posted by Groovyvic at 04:44 PM | Comments (3)

You are such a cool and good Mom! The world needs more like you, Groovy!

Posted by: david drake at May 30, 2008 07:33 PM

Yeah, just imagine how the slobs that have to show up EVERYDAY to deal with these little darlings must feel right about now. Now who really thinks we need year-round school? If you do, go do like this lady did, volunteer a couple of days. You will find that your child's teacher earns every shrinking penny he or she gets.

Posted by: swink at June 1, 2008 02:44 AM

Oh, I know. I'm also a teacher (but not teaching), and I know that teachers work their collective butts off for very little, and I never realized that more than during the strike in November.

And no, I've never been an advocate of year-round school.

Posted by: GroovyVic at June 1, 2008 06:42 AM