This year went by so incredibly fast. I can’t believe that I have one year of administration under my belt. I have to say…I LOVED every minute of it. Every discipline case, every drama filled story that entered my office, every tear that students shed (I partook in a few) and most of all the laughter that occurred. I attribute all of it to the amazing staff I work with, that I proudly call my friends. Our office staff is full of goofball, silly, hardworking, loving people. I have learned not only the ins and outs of administration from an awesome principal, but I have also learned to laugh at situations (the “cray-crays” as we call them) and to laugh at myself more. I dare you to step into our office and hold back a smile. It’s impossible. We have more fun….productive fun that is, than dare I say any other campus in our district; maybe I’m just a bit biased.
I can say that there seriously has not been one day this year when I have woken and said, or merely thought, ugh, I have to go to work today! It has not happened…and believe me, I have had some humdinger days….cray-cray parents verbally attack me, goofy kids refusing to abide by rules, the never ending ARD meeting, and the awesome world of STAAR.
I attribute my happiness to God. I did my fair share of praying about a fulfilling career. I prayed that I would get a position as an Assistant Principal at my previous district and when that didn’t work out, I was crushed. I thought, what will I do….I can’t leave what I know! What I forgot to do was put my trust in God and know that He knows what I need. My prayers were really being answered and now I see that loud and clear.
Now it is time to enjoy my summer. Prepare to welcome Baby Hill into the world….those are a whole new set of blogs to come, and focus on the fam! It will not be long before I go back to a new set of kiddos and a new adventure in the world of Ninth Graders come August!
Summer break is quickly drawing to a close. At the beginning of this break I realized…in the nine years my hubs and I have been together, this is the first summer that I have had completely off. That means…NO summer school, NO work, NO pregnancy, and NO newborns.
I actually have been able to enjoy the summer with no limitations!!!
We have had such an amazing one. Took the kids to the coast (big big beach) for the first time. Monkey loved the waves and Buggy loved eating the sand!!!
We have made time to have picnics on our boat on the lake (little beach).
The hubs and I have had plenty of date nights just enjoying ourselves and focusing on us. Late night boat cruises, golf games and an occasional night on the town.
One of my favorite things we have done this summer is to make it a point to get together every Sunday for swimming and grilling. Friends and family bring sides and suits and just relax. It is so awesome to try everyone’s different concoctions for the week.
Some of them have been:
Peaches and Cheese
Black bean, avocado, and corn salad
Whole wheat pasta and veggie salad
Mostly served with pork tenderloin or HEB salmon burgers….YUMMY!!!
It has been an incredible summer. It will be bittersweet when it is over. I miss working…I miss the kiddos and adult interaction…HOWEVER, I will miss my children a lot. I was blessed to get to see Buggy start walking and Monkey develop into the epitome of a 3 year old boy!!!
I have a few weeks left and I plan to fill them to the brim!!!
Love and life!!
My sweet little monkey has been doing such a fantastic job with his potty training. We went shopping and lunch without an accident. He can be hanging around the house and make it to the potty every single time.
So why is it that when he goes to school 3 days a week he resorts back to diapers??? Because his teachers will not devote the 3 seconds it takes to ask him if he needs to potty! Seriously ladies he’s 2.5 years old. He may not tell you ever time. Sometimes he needs reminding. They even went so far as to tell us that they prefer we send him in diapers until he is fully potty trained….ummm don’t diapers nullify the point of potty training????
Urgh!!!! I have. I am not sure what to do…pull him out of school until he is totally potty trained? send him in undies with a spare set of clothes? or just send him in diapers??
What is your opinion fellow moms and dads?