And if anyone is wondering how our new routine is going, well. It's going. Some days are harder than others, and we need reminders to "knock it off". Knock it off is in my Top Ten Phrase list. It's probably like, number two or three on the list. Speaking of which, these are the things I say OVER and OVER and OVER again.
- Shut the door.
- Knock it off.
- Get out of the kitchen.
- Pick up your socks.
- Have you done your list?
- Asked and answered.
- Set the table.
- Dinner time.
But I do have to admit, that I am a teensy bit proud of my kids for shimmying up the pipes. One of the first roofs I ever played on was at Lindberg Elementary school. I would ride my bike over, and climb up the roof and play tag, or pranks on people. Climbing has always been one of my favorite activities. (Sidenote: When I was growing up, and had a babysitter I didn't like, I would throw a fit and "run away", but I would actually be sitting on the roof of my house, watching the sitter freak out as she searched around the neighborhood for me. Sidenote #2: I was a monster. My other "trick" was to give myself a haircut. I always had interesting bangs after a night with someone I did not care for. Also, I feel well suited to effectively parent my hellion children because they try and do some of those same things, and I have BEEN THERE DONE THAT SIR.)
I am really enjoying my new job. Like, I can't WAIT to get my degree and my license and be a full time teacher. I am having so much fun, and I love when I see my students get it! On Tuesday, my kids didn't have school (all the schools are polling places, so they just have an inservice day), so they came to work with me. They loved it, and are now begging to be in my class. Which I would totally consider for SOME of my kids, but not others. Plus, we get special services at the public school, which I would have to pay for out of pocket if we went the private route. So for now, the kids are going to stay where they are.
And I will try to get some Halloween pictures up on the blog soon. We have misplaced our camera, so we took pictures with Troy's phone, but he has to send them to me or put them on the computer, and he hasn't gotten around to it quite yet. ;)