Monday, June 18, 2007
Last week was the first week of classes, fondly referred to as hell week, when all hell breaks loose or with what we went through all of our sins must be forgiven. In one week, I have managed to loose all the weight I've gained during the summer. We had one father who complained "My son has never cried his ENTIRE LIFE. Why is he crying now?!" We also had the usual kids arriving two hours early and fetched two hours late. They always turn out to be the kids we have problems with later on. Turns out the reason why they spend so much time in school is because their parents don't want them at home. Sigh. We've also got several parents demanding that they be able to pay for the tuition on March next year, with threats of them making up stories about the school to shut it down if we don't give into their demands. I don't get their logic. You want your kid to study in a school you can't afford, so you threaten the school in order to get your kid in. One father even screamed at one of our teachers "I'll run you over with my car when I see you on the road!", right in front of his child. Yeah, that will ensure your child's acceptance into our school.
Monday, June 11, 2007
In the pursuit of thinness... during the cooler months I was able to do some walking about an hour a day, but for the past 3 months or so it has been so hot I can only manage around 20 minutes. It doesn't help that I cancelled my gym membership. With the monthly cost of membership, gas and parking it was getting pretty expensive to keep fit. Sigh, so my husband in I invested in a weights machine than exercises the whole body. This means I will not, or must not make any major purchase for the next year or so. At least classes are starting this week, which means I will now have more stuff to blog about and start loosing some weight. Teaching preschoolers is a physically demanding job.