Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Weekly Wonderings #140

1. Thanks, Grocery Outlet cashier, for plugging in my birth date as 1/21/1949 when I was buying a 12-pack of Mike's Hard Lemonade.

2. Of course, after seeing that date on the receipt, I went home and drowned my sorrows by drinking all 12 in one sitting.

3. What? I could have. I'll have you know I managed 21 kamikazes on my 21st birthday. Yeah-huh. Sure did.

4. I don't remember much of my 21st year, though. You think there's a connection?

5. The new principal at the elementary school -- whoo-hoo no more interim co-principals to annoy the crap out of me -- has taken to sending out missives to all the parents via email.

6. Her latest: Thank you to those individuals who remember to pull all the way forward when picking up their children after school. I try to be outside as much as possible but I am focusing on student safety instead of monitoring traffic. When a car stops in front of the school, it backs everybody else up. If we all do our part, everyone will get in and out in a more timely fashion. Thank you for your support.

7. Of course! That's all we needed to solve the freakin' clusterf&*k known as the dreaded circle.

8. In other school news, one of the two or three top emotionally challenged kids at the school had a meltdown during lunch yesterday.

9. The cause of said meltdown? He was teasing a little first grade girl about her juice box with a photo of Clifford on it, calling her a baby and such, and bringing her to heaving sobs and tears.

10. When he was brought to task on it, he had a trantrum, refusing to budge and kicking over trash cans. "Ignore him," was the advice of the principal. Why didn't I think about that? Another problem solved.

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Michele R said...

I guess the new principal learned those behavior tricks from all the classes he or she had to take to get his or her degree? Uh-huh that is a great way (not) to handle inappropriate behavior. My Hubs tells students that he has no toilet paper handy for them. Oh yeah, and he is at school 3 hours extra on Saturdays to help those with low reading (for free). Sorry for the rant! But I loved yours!

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Maybe the boy needs some Mike's Hard Lemonade, or some HARD TIME!!!


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