Monday, January 02, 2012

Moved Here

OK so I am back and you can find me here

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Well that was completely different....

I guess following your instincts can be a good thing. The boys have been moved to a new school and I am beyond happy. It was a bit of a busy day though...

8:30 at the school - stay with the boys for orientation (So sad hubby couldn't come.. couldn't get a babysitter in that short of notice and grandparents thought it was a good idea to leave the country 2 days before the kids started school... they have only know about it for 5ish years, anyway I digress!)
10:30 done orientation (kids tired and hungry... add mom to the list. Loving the Kindergarten teacher very professional and very skilled at her job... Jumping for JOY at this point wanting to hug teacher). She even provided the snack for the kids on the first day and had a story to go with it. Other parents friendly too... wow. Felt like the right place the minute I walked in and met the admin staff and the Principal.

Picked up paper work and headed home

2:45 (after child meltdown) back to school for appt with Teacher (staying after school to meet with boys). Sat down with each child individually and went through a pre-assessment to see where they were at. Had info for the parent to fill out.. questions about the kids so she can get to know them. So kind to the kids I was impressed! Talked to the principal on the way out again very impressed! (Watch as weight lifts off shoulders)

Because today wasn't busy enough it also happened to be Meet the Teacher night (or meet the creature as my hubby says). So back to the school at 7pm... The principal came up and said hello and took time to chat. Then before the meeting started the Vice Principal came up and introduced himself and we had a conversation. (I came home and said to my hubby... I have never seen a HOT Vice Principal before! LOL). I did think it was nice of him to introduce himself and ask about my kiddos. (Note to self if kids ever cause trouble meet with Vice Principal... at least he won't be hard to look at! HA HA!)

Anyway I think I can sleep well tonight... well maybe tomorrow night... I still have to call and pull them out of the other school... and frankly they scare the crap out of me! :)

P.S. Any thoughts on how I can explain to the teacher that the dirty old ho.okers that their father is keeping in the garage are actually trailer hitches. (Well you hook a trailer up, so the kids decided the trailer hitch should be called a ho.oker... now we have been trying to get them to use the appropriate terminology but when adults laugh at them it's really hard to convince them otherwise... now remember they are in catholic school, I don't want to get kicked out next week)

Oh ya and I am finally getting of my arce and trying to get stubborn girl potty trained (I thought it just happened with the third one). Looks like I have another Ip.hone kid... Is there an app for that? Yes Yes there is! LOL

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Monday, September 06, 2010

After much thought...

I have decided that I need to move the kids. This is not acceptable behavior for a kindergarten teacher. Attempting to PUSH terrified children is not going to help my kids learn and grow. First thing tomorrow I am going to try to find them a new school... I am sad that I have to do this but I just don't think I can work with a teacher with the type of attitude that she has.

I am going to try to find a good place for them first... then meet with the principal. I have a bad past with our education system so I am really not looking forward to all this......

I will let you know what happens tomorrow after all the chaos... oh ya and in the middle of all this my 'part time job' has turned into total craziness.... I am also sicker than a dog.

Hmmpf, I thought I was just going to have to get used to my boys being away from me, I didn't think I would have to pull them out of their first school? Who hires these people anyway?


Friday, September 03, 2010


So today was the first full day of Kindergarten... Help me out here ladies?

OK so I am new to this and most of my friends kids are way past kindergarten(K-G). But is it not supposed to be a warm fuzzy place, at least the first effing day?

Tell me what would you do?
They told me to get the kids on the bus the first day. Well that didn't go well. Needless to say we are the last stop so I had to really move to get them to school. Then we had to wait for all the busses to leave so we weren't there early to say the least. There were other kids getting their shoes off still when we arrived so we weren't the last ones there either.

So... It does take me a bit longer to get everything organized with two kids (I think the teacher was irritated). There was no one to even direct or greet the kids as they came in. Or here is a thought tell them what they are supposed to do? (I guess they told them ONCE on Monday for orientation and their job is done??).

The kids had to take their lunch, I have to send two snacks as well so I had them each in a ziplock bag, with the kids name on them. (Insert irritated aid here) Well frick I had no idea what to flipping well do I thought it worked out fine, but the kids had trouble carrying them. Here's the kicker after Boy #1 put down his lunch, I was getting ready to say goodbye. He exclaims MOM I want to give you a hug and Kiss and starts running for me. Teacher is pissed and grabs him. So what I am not allowed to say goodbye to my child because it is disrupting your 'class'... hmm it was your stupid idea to put them on the bus and that is why I am not early!

Needless to say if she didn't let go I would have gone over to him. I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye to Boy #2 as I scurried out (other parents still present by the way). She said OK I guess you can give your Mom a hug (she has no NICE voice, just condescending). So as I left I hear hear BARK (yup like a dog) to the kids "Now Colour Your PICTURES... and DO YOUR BEST JOB!" It wasn't nice at all, like I said I don't think she has a nice voice. (Who hires these people to teach our kids anyway?) I just about threw-up right there. I thought where the frickin heck am I leaving my kids, at school, or detention camp? (Well at orientation she did say she wants to evaluate the kids because there is funding available for Aids... hmmm sounds like she is fishing to get out of some work). Now there is 21 kids in the class and I realize that each child can not have individual attention, but really, its a big school you would think they would want to at least help the kids get to their classes?

Well it was everything in me not to scoop them up and get them the frig out of there, but what kind of example does that set? I flipping well moved from our old city to get out of the crap school system they have there, guess what I may have moved to a worse area? I didn't want the boys to know how upset I was so it took everything in me but I managed to make it out the door before the tears started flowing. Yes I suppose I want the best for my kids but this seems a little odd for a K-G teacher?

Well do you want to know what happened when we went to pick them up? Well the school paper work said they get off at 3:15. So we were at the school around 3pm. The busses were all there. Guess what I see the teacher taking the kids out to the bus (I guess she has to be in her car by 3:15?) So we saw the boys but they didn't see us. We stood on the other side of the busses where the couldn't see us. I thought maybe they would get on the bus for the teacher since they looked fine when we saw them. Well all of a sudden we hear them SCREAMING. Well hubby was in front and he came around the bus to see the teacher PUSHING Boy#1, trying to get him on the bus. Really now is that how you deal with a terrified child? My husband said very loudly "Hey, what's going on here?" I think the teacher knew he was pissed! The bus driver even said something to the teacher apparently. I didn't get there for that part.

So the bus driver was trying to help us as it was a few minutes before the gr 1 through 12 kids got out. Hubby walked on the bus with the boys just to get them used to it. In the mean time K-G teacher looks at The Girl and says "You have another one?". No we stole her from some other parents picking up their kids you idiot. She also says "They were Screaming as soon as I mentioned bus in the class room". Well WTF do you want me to do about it? They are scared you stupid cow. I tried to talk to you about it but you weren't listening! She told me they are loud... no sh*t? Then she said to me "I was surprised they made it through the day after the way they were in the hallway this morning". Duh Chase was fine and you weren't in the hallway this morning. She said "I thought I was going to have a day with them". Well you didn't did you? I don't think she likes kids that cry!

So anyone recently experienced a first day of K-G are the kids supposed to do everything with no supervision the first morning? I feel like my kids are at a disadvantage because they didn't go to day care?

I don't know what to do... Boy#1 is saying he doesn't like the bus and why did the teacher try to push his brother onto the bus.... Hmm guess she had a go at both of them, we only saw one? Boy#1 also told me a bigger boy was trying to mush him (push him) on the bridge at lunch. Boy#2 held it all day and didn't go potty... that is just heading for a disaster with that teacher I am sure...... Do they really watch TV in K-G? The boys got to today? I am not sure what to think of all this I wish I had a K-G teacher to talk to? Am I just an IF nut gone crazy??? Should I move them to another school. I am beyond myself and this is just day one.......

Very Sad Mom of Twins

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

It has been a while!

OK.. so I have been MIA for a bit. But I always come back.

The last few months have been nuts! Birthdays, Inventory at work, Craziness at work, New duties at work, more birthdays, holidays, colds etc... well that brings me here!

After a wonderful holiday with our kids we all came home with a bad cold (excluding the hubby, lucky dog!) I have contracted yet another nasty cold that has literally knocked me on my Butt again! I am getting really frustrated with the nasty colds, but that is for another day!

So what have I been thinking about... Well it's been a recollection kind of month. My baby boys are starting school tomorrow. Where the heck did the last 5 years go? I have been dreading this day since I found out I was pregnant with them. All of my friends think I am nuts, they wonder why I am not excited? Well I feel like this is when I let them go, they aren't mine anymore. They are being sent into the big bad world. How do you keep them safe? How do you start the process of letting them fly? I guess I will find out tomorrow! I am thankful that they are together however sending two off at once is just a little more than I am ready for. I am so thankful that I still have my daughter at home. I can't even begin to imagine what it is going to be like when they are all in school.

It is amazing how things change so quickly when you have small children. It's like you blink and bang they are ready for school. I am afraid to blink again as they may be ready to move out.

I worry that I haven't done my job to prepare them for Kindergarten... I worry that something is going to happen to them... I just worry. Guess that's what being a Mom is all about!

Wow time just goes by so fast


Monday, June 21, 2010

#392 - Happy Birthday

My baby girl turned 3 today! Can someone please tell me where the time went?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Infertility sucks, but you already knew that!

It has been a sad week in our family. Two family members passed away yesterday and we are waiting for a friend of the family to 'go' as well, she has been taken off life support today. Here's the thing one of the people that passed away was my Great Uncle. It was rather unexpected. He had been married to his wife for around 60 years. They always wanted a family but sadly were never able to have one. They really didn't talk much about it just once my Aunt mentioned that she wished IVF was around when they were younger because they would have tried it. As to their full story I don't know all the details, I just know that they really wanted a family.

So now my Aunt is alone. No that she doesn't have other family but it's not the same. She has said that she really doesn't want to continue without my Uncle. The thing is after only 11 years of infertility I 'get it'. They are a love story for all ages and I am so sad for her that her family has passed. I just can't imagine being the one left behind. There really are no words to console her, she lost her love, her family, suddenly and sadly. She only wants to be with him and who can blame her. One thing I have found is relationships are different with kids vs without kids. I am so sad that they won't be at our kids birthdays anymore... they were 2 wonderful peas in a pod... an inspiration...

RIP Uncle G... some day the love of your life will rest with you for eternity...