Friday, February 29, 2008

Desperate Much?

Unfortunately, there will be no pictures with this post... Yesterday, my computer started acting weird. When it was restarted, it acted even weirder. Immediately, I called my mom who is a computer tech and knows more about computers than anyone I know. She told me it sounded like I had a virus, to turn (and leave) it off, and bring it to her this weekend. What?? You mean to tell me that I'm going to be without a computer for 4 days?! I debated on whether or not to listen to her. But, she's my mama and I do what she says. I called my best friend here where I live, who is a teacher and doesn't use her computer during the day. "Suzanne, my computer has a virus, can I borrow yours?" Without question, she said yes- because that's just the kind of friend she is. Thanks, Suzy! Pretty pathetic, you say? I know, I know. But, I had this really cute post that I wanted to write today! (And, I promised my Sunday School teacher to fix her blog font. You can't break a promise to your Sunday School teacher!!) Good thing I don't have four boys to take care of and teach today... Oh, wait- I do!! Before you think what a slacker or bad teacher I am, I want to clarify that none of my boys will suffer. We'll still practice our calendar, complete with ordinal numbers, days of the week, months of the year, counting to 50, counting backwards, and "Who's Here Today." We'll still practice our word wall, complete with letter names, letter sounds, color words, names, words we've learned this year and our letter-of-the-week song. And, we'll still have our "center" activity. Zayde will still get his daily lesson in facial features (eyes, ears, mouth, tongue, nose.) We'll still review his colors (red, yellow, blue, green.) And, we'll still learn more farm animals and sounds. I say that they are my boys, but really other than Zayde, they are not technically mine. But for the nine hours a day, five days a week that I have them, I call them mine. This post is really about them... (Man, I wish I had pictures!)

Kids really do say the cutest things! Here are a few of the funnies that I get to hear daily:

"We're just playing fortend." (pretend)
While playing dinosaurs: "Hurry, we have to rescape!" (escape)
"Cough, cough, cough. I have a sore in my throat." (a sore throat)
"Can we have a garnella bar for snack?" (granola bar)
While pointing to the highest number on our number chart: "I love you 50." (trying to measure his love)
"Ms. Amy, I can take care of Zayde for you today. I can feed him, put him in his crib and watch him by myself all day." (Aww!)

Soooo sweet! Although sometimes I like to complain, I really do have it good.

23 comments:

Jettie said...

How Cute is that!!!!!!!!

Jessica said...

I love the innocence of children!

Mandy said...

Kids are soo cute!! It won't be long before our boys will be saying funny stuff too!!!

Candy said...

That is so sweet. I had read before on your blog that you have an in home preschool and I have always wanted to hear more about it. The kids sound so cute and sweet. I know you are a great teacher!
I hope your computer gets fixed soon. :)

Jennifer said...

Too cute!

And I'm impressed by what you do with your home preschool/daycare! Many don't do even one of those items! Awesome!

Julie said...

I loved reading this!! Little ones are the cutest! Share share share some more. I look forward to reading more.

Leigh said...

How sweet is that!?

Kelly said...

Amy - thanks for your comment! I have read about you a lot on Jessica's blog!!!

Tracey said...

Sweeeeeeet! It makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it?

RachelM said...

I hate when my computer is messed up!
Your boys sound absolutely adorable! What a rewarding job!

Angela said...

You seem like a great teacher for these little ones. My boys say something funny for granola bar, too...granella bar. It must be a common thing!!!

Sarah said...

Wow, you have your hands full! Such a fun age, I love the cute things they say.

Hope your computer is feeling better soon!

destiny said...

What did we ever do without computers!! I'm dreading when mine gets packed up for our move and I won't have it for a few days. I feel disconnected from the world not checking emails and blogs!!
I love the funny things kids say!! So cute!

Jennifer said...

That is so funny! I love hearing the funny things are kids say! You will have to post more.

jettied said...

Iam getting worried....

Anonymous said...

Kids can say the cutest things. I bet your children all love Zayde, & he enjoys hanging out with the big kids. I loved that video of the boys carrying him off when they were outside together. Your preschool is so great, I put Jessica in a preschool & it really helped built fountain for the kindergarden & first years of school, she knew her colors & letters. And I know you care about your kids you work with each day. I miss you not having your computer. Maybe soon, ha!!! This blogging is additive. K.Barnes

Leigh said...

Hope you get it back soon. Miss you!

"J" said...

They are sooooooooooooooooo sweet!!! You never know what a kid is going to say...that is for sure!!! They are soooooooooo sweet and innocent!!!

Candy said...

I missed "The Word on Wed" yesterday.

Leigh said...

MIss you!

Leigh said...

I miss ya girl! Hope you are good.

Wess and Kristal said...

I'm missing your posts!!!! I hope your computer gets well soon!!

Mandee said...

You are so good. Most in home daycares would never think to do a lot of that. Have you ever thought of doing an ABC program? You can get 3 or 4 slots and it would be a great income. Plus, there is a huge need for it in the area. Even though its funded by the government, Edana's school is Christian based.

I have to say, I've been missing your Word on Wednesday posts. Hope things are going good and you get your computer back soon!