Time flies. Especially when searching frantically for something. Or bidding like a mad woman on Ebay ;) You see, I have a problem.
My 4 year old daughter is in love. Yes, people, my girl has been bitten by the love bug. Gracie has a boyfriend.
Unfortunately, he resides mostly in the UK. He is an elf and his name is 'Noddy'. She loves him so much, she wants him.... and only him... for Christmas. The problem is I can't find him in the States, except for Ebay... and even there, he is hard to come by. I have been in bidding wars all week.... okay, for two weeks now ;) I have been outbid each and every item.
So, I wander across the pond and I cannot afford to buy and ship it here. I looked at Amazon.com.UK.... and wow, what a selection of elven delight. Not gonna happen. There were a few Canadian items... outbid. I have under an hour on an 11" Noddy plush doll on Ebay... I may go as high $20.00 just to have something Noddy under the tree.
No retail stores know who I am talking about... they all want to sell me the Breyer horse 'Noddy'. Why they can't tell the difference between an elf and a horse, I don't know...
Had I known it would be this difficult to obtain, I would have had our friend, Jackie, get something from England when she went home to visit last summer! I didn't know Noddy was so unknown here... He's been around since the mid to late 50's. I love the books (by Enid Blyton) and she has so many stories for older kids too. Anyway, he's a cute little guy, as Gracie would say ;)
So, that is what I've been doing with my computer time lately.
Work is going okay. We have a total of 14 kids in our room, but only on Wednesdays do we have them all. I have made it through a complete rotation of children now. All the ones who were there when I started, are now in the 2's room. My favorite little blue eyes was the last to move. She was speaking in complete sentences and could say any word you said to her. Her favorite was cappacino ;)
There are a few kids in the newbies who are growing on me fast. Others, not so much so... Funny thing is, all the ones who I think are cute, turn out to be brats. We have some very spoiled, undisciplined tots. Ones who are not used to being told 'No' and who get their way everytime they cry at home. I'm not saying we are hard on them, but when you have 10 or more toddlers, you have to say no.
A couple have complete meltdowns if you say no or take a toy away that they have taken from one of their 'friends'. They don't get the concept of sharing when they first come into our room. By the time they turn 2, they get it.
But, with the bad always comes the good... and they make up for the ones who drive us up the wall. The majority of the kids are pretty good.
My coworkers are well. #2 still drives us nuts, always leaving early and having to be right all the time. It's Christmas time, so I'm on good behavior ;)
Tomorrow is dance class for the child. Her main recital for this year will be 'Alice in Wonderland'. I love that story, so this should be a blast :) Her class is going to be the Oysters. That's their ballet routine.
The tap routine will be performed in the other recital, 'The Big Top' and they will be cotton candy :) Some will wear pink and some will wear blue. Being this is her second year, it ought to be interesting :)
Okay, well gotta go check out Ebay, again.....
Hope all is well with everyone!
Thanks to Bernie for my Christmas lights on my no ad signs ;)