19 March 2008

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

I would have said I was on a brief surprise vacation somewhere amazing and that's why I've been absent from my blogging, but I haven't. I WISH.

I spent ALL DAY working Monday and Tuesday. It was a LOT of work, spending nine hours with twenty kids under the age of ten. By the time that I got home each night, I was so exhausted that I pretty much crashed into bed and didn't wake up until the NEXT morning...where I did it all again the next day.

Then today, I took the C-BASE. Ugh. Four-hour standardized test. Needed to take it to continue on with my education, or something. Still don't quite understand.

But now I'm back! My spring break is halfway over and I guess I'm finally starting it today! I tried to take a nap but couldn't fall asleep and now I'm watching Tyra. I'm still not really sure why. Luckily, though, the show is all about birth order and I've found that absolutely fascinating since a class I took last year.

Yay for more posts later today!


Bridgett said...

I remember the C-Base. I think it's so completely illiterate people do not become teachers. I showed up late, almost didn't get let in, left early, and scored in the 99th percentile.

So..was my neighbor's kid there? how sad that "spring break" for some kids means "more of the same".

And Birth Order: I totally believe it. It has played itself out in my family of origin and with my kids. Totally.

Kaylen said...

Haha. Yeah, she was there for both days, from 8 AM til 4:30. I am going to try to NEVER do that to my kids. I completely agree with the "more of the same" thing. It's really sad.

Bridgett said...

What frustrates me about that is that there are so many kids on our block--I have offered, next door has offered, to take her on breaks, take a couple weeks during the summer...and we just don't get taken up on the offer. Her summer is booked already. Sophia's summer is popsicles and swimming. ah well.