Monday, January 31, 2005

Twas a Mucousful Monday....

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This entry contains subject matter that may offend some readers.  It is not recommended for those with weak stomachs or who have just eaten.  Also not advised for individuals who work with children or have many or those who've just had a crappy day at work.      

 

Boy oh boy, today was fun at work.  We had 14 kids there and when I arrived, there were 5 staff members.  So they sent one down to the 4's room.  She looked thrilled, too... lol.  I chuckled under my breath, but by the end of the day, I bet she was the one laughing.  

I'm not sure who it was exactly that turned on the faucet on the noses, but damn... they didn't miss anyone (including me).  And maybe if I wasn't the only one who gave a damn if the stuff dried and encrusted onto the noses of the babies, I wouldn't be complaining.  Maybe it's an unspoken newbie hazing I'm getting......  

At least all of them didn't have the thick green gobs shooting out, but a few did~ewww.  Ya really should've warned me, Nae, dear... lol......  I'd rather change crappy diapers.  No...really, I would. 

So, I was chasing down kids, one after one, all day.    Now, if there is an upside to booger patrol, it is that all but one kid is quite used to having their noses preyed upon.  I was using tissues (Kleenex to us plain folk ;) at first, but then found a wet paper towel to be more thorough and probably more soothing by the end of the day.  They used baby wipes--I never used those on Grace's face because I thought it would dry her skin out.  So, I refrained.   

Regular Asst #2 wasn't there, but #1 was back from vacation (speckled-girl was covering for her), and #2's sister filled in.  Then #1 left at 12:30 for the day, then sub#2 left at 1:00 for lunch and left at 2:30 for the day.  Asst. #4 came in at 2:30 while Mrs. Lead left at 3:30, leaving #4 and I alone with 13 kids at that point.  They sent another sub down~oh, let me tell you...  

This obviously late-in-pregnancy teenage girl just sat there the entire two hours she was there.... why f'in bother... from now on she's known as 'clueless'?  Hurricane Kennady was body slamming her much smaller counterparts, then pulling the famous 'body-crusher' move...and clueless just sat there-5 feet away from her!  Granted, she normally works with the babies...um....ahem~ they grow up!  

Of note, when Mrs. Lead left, #4 looked to me to tell her what to do.  She actually works there only 3 less hours a week than I do.... I find that amusing, but I really like her a lot~ we may become friends, actually.    She's living on her own for the first time, getting ready to attend college.  Her family wants her to go to a more recognized school, but she wants to attend a local 2-year college, to get a feel for it. 

I told her to trust her gut.  And my story, of course...why does it seem I always have a story?...ending in "if I could do it all again..."  She seemed interested.  Then today, I find out she like beads  :)  I am a bead freak!So I must share some of my treasures and ideas... trust me, its the only time during my day where adult conversation takes place....  

The best part is my last 3 kids all left before 6:00... YEA!  So, I wasn't that late for the parenting class.  Which is pretty interesting... I'll post some of the topics here when I get my thoughts together.  I think only two of us are single mothers, and her daughter is in Grace's class.  She's ok.  Then there's a cute, pregnant with #3 girl I sat next to tonight- I like her, we're two pretty honest moms  :)  I am learning things though, which is always a good thing....  

Gracie has school tomorrow and I have to talk to Mrs. Teacher about her bringing things home that don't belong to her.  It stopped for awhile, then started again about the time I got my job.  But I don't know if the two are related since she was doing it before.  So, I will go and get her from class now and make sure what she has in there is hers.   

She even lied to me last week.  She showed me a 'Lizzie McGuire' barrette so I asked where she got it.  She started to say from school, but she changed, (mid sch even....) and said yard-sale!  Poor child is just like me..... yet she remains the 'Princess' and I the 'Queen'   :)    She won't be getting away with much with me on watch....  

And so one of my loveys doesn't get all gooey (or does) with all my work and kids nonsense.  Hey Brian, you should see Hurricane Kennady's mom, Typhoon.  You'd like to smack the behind on that donkey, for sure!  She gots a unyun to peel, babe  :)  

Have a nice night......  

Cat                      

6 comments:

thelovetrain said...

Damn, Kitty, I love it when you mix 'vegetables' in with the kids. Sk-wiiiiirt! [:P]

... Hope you dry-up soon. <~(affectionate-speak)

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sarajanesmiles said...

Snotty noses don't bother me, as long as they're on my own child!!  Never seems so bad if it's your own child does it.  A whole room full of snotty noses would not be my idea of fun though ;o)
Hope you don't catch anything!!
Sara   x

quartrlyfecrysis said...

Ugh, boogies!!!!  We've got plenty of those hanging out around here right now...another reason to consider home-school!  Pey comes home with a new virus for us to try out every other week....this one's so great it's been hanging around for a week :)
All boogies aside, I'm glad work's going well!!
Take it easy Cat and take care of yourself ;)
xoxo~Bernadette

cneinhorn said...

oh boy, what a mess of noses!  I have to say, I absolutely love your background song! so pretty!

~JerseyGirl
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vernae69 said...

Lying is a sign of intelligence, you're little girl is growing up, and as you know lying is part of surviving.

As for as the friggin boogers, I had my share so far this fall/winter, my neice had so much gunk in her, that when she would gag it would come out looking like that stuff u get with some boy toys, you know the green monster gooze stuff? OMG, i had never seen anything like it, i'm talking enough to fill a bottle, we had to send her home, because everytime she coughed, it came up...ugh, now I am gagging....

redbaranjj said...

LOL on the boogies and snot...sorry, that one tickled me today.  Where does it all come from is what I wanna know...and so much???  LOL.  I love hearing these stories!!  
Gracie...I love what you said about her being the Princess and you are the Queen.  Hopefully it's a stage she will grow out of.  Josh shared lockers with another boy last year and would come home with the little boys stuff.  He thought someone was leaving it in there for him (Josh) to just take home...LOL.  
Have a good one!!
*hugs*