When people say "but you have summers off" you know exactly what that means. Even my own HUSBAND says it to me from time to time. Now I can't say what I think when someone says that to me (because I'm sure you feel the same way too) but I can say they just don't understand.
I call it a SPRINT and CRASH job. We sprint, or work extremely hard in a condensed amount of time then crash, because no human could keep up that pace year round! Another way to think about it is perform and prepare. I spend many of my breaks preparing so that when I'm teaching I can simply perform at my best.
This has been a great break. Taking care of Stella, Dr.'s appointments, graduate school work (for those of you who don't know teachers are required to get masters degrees to continue teaching), getting art show submissions ready, buying classroom supplies that I ran out of, stocking up my cabinets for the last bit of the school year, oh yeah! AND STELLA! Well crashing hasn't been the same with Stella. But, it has been so much fun for her and I to do everything together. Here are just a few of the pictures I snuck in to our busy schedule this week!
|Stella learned to walk.|
Then saw her dad, made this expression, and fell on her bottom!
If you think Frankenstein walks well.
|Party in her crib. 6 am. everyday.|
|Yes I know my house is a mess,|
you don't have to rub it in!
|I don't bother really "folding" her clothes any more.|
In and out of the drawers they go!
|She was having a tantrum before I gave her the WHOLE strawberry.|
I gave in for our new Sesame Street DVD.
Adam Sandler makes an appearance! I had to.
|Playing with MY old dollhouse!|
|Going back to my old stomping grounds.|
Mom's birthday. Window shopping and lunch.
|So much has happened on this street of my old town, Litchfield.|
Now Stella is walking on the same sidewalks. So cool!
|"Litchfield Style" the book!|
That just makes me laugh
|This is why I smile!|