Saturday, September 1, 2007

more on our 1st day of school...

Yesterday when I got back to the kids school, I found them all parked in little tykes cars on the playground just staring at the parking lot. Tears. For me that is, they had finally calmed down. Asjia spotted me first and smiled, then a look of disbelief, then she put her head down and ignored me. The boys both smiled and started showing me the cars. I walked over to Asjia and knelt down, she looked at me and with some hesitation muttered, "I like you neck-a-lace". How sweet is she? She gives her Mama a compliment after I abandoned her. She stood up and let me smother her with hugs and kisses. The smell of your kids is so sweet when you have missed it if only for a few short hours. I am lucky that they are still young enough to be ok with a little PDA, I would have really felt awful if I wasn't able to hug and kiss all over them. After so much resistance, the boys actually didn't want to leave. It wasn't until I started to leave without them that they ran after me. We climbed in to the truck and I asked if they had fun at school, "yeah, fun at school", was the response. Do you want to come back to school tomorrow? "No, go home see Daya" ok got it, it was fun but not fun enough to go back...lol Well, they actually will not be going back to that particular school. I was not at all impressed with the staff and their teacher in particular. I didn't like her tone with the children and her ghetto slang was unacceptable in my book. I don't speak to my children that way and neither will anyone else. The last thing I would want is for them to learn that it is appropriate to communicate in such a way. So, they will be home with me for the next two weeks until I start work and the original school that I had them enrolled in is finished being built. It is due to open on Sept 17th and I will start work on the 18th, perfect timing! The school is a beautiful new facility, I have met much of the staff and they are all very professional, and my kids will get to start new with all of the other kids. So that was our test run with pre-school, I am going to be grooming them for the next two weeks for round two...

4 comments:

My name is Tammie said...

So a trial run, not to bad. I am glad they had fun AND glad that you were able to see the behavior that you didnt like. It is unacceptable for teachers that will have such an influence on children to use slang English. How will a child learn if he/she is taught incorrectly? Good for you waiting until the new school is built. Now at least you know the kids will be just fine. :D

angie said...

Glad they survived the test run despite that terrible teacher. Bad teachers are one thing I won't tolerate......this is setting the foundation for their academic career, so in my opinion, if the teachers not good, there is more harm done than not to send them to a mediocre or worse teacher!

Casey's trio said...

It sounds like the new school will be fantastic and I hope that the kiddos fall in love with school. Enjot the next 2 weeks getting them ready!
Can you give us more info on your new job? Would love to hear more:)

hi my name is mommy said...

I agree! And I feel 100% at peace with the new school.

As for the jobby job...
I am so excited, this is a totally new adventure for me. I have been a loyal M.A.C fanatic for years and always talked about working as a M.A.C makeup artist someday. Thanks to my years of retail management experience, I got the job as counter manager. I will be doing everything an artist does and all of the management piece. I can also freelance later if I decide to. They send you for lots of training, and the discounts are INSANE. I will have to close the store one night a week, but I have Sundays off:) I am not sure what else to expect so I will update you guys soon!