Friday, November 2, 2012

A Sort of Day Off

With Parent Teacher Conferences  going on I have sort of had a day or two off.  I say sort of in the way a teacher at a private school has a day off (some say that a day off in a private school is a myth).  With all that I love my school and all the kids there.  Who knew getting paid very little and teaching a bunch of K-8th grade kids could be so great.

So on these sorta of days off, I still am working at my other job of Dad.  The first day I get to be the parent a little bit at school for conferences.  It is great hearing from the teachers on how good my kids are even though they are a major part of the red wine I am currently enjoying.  Then it was home for them to play outside while raked leaves again.  We also played some until the temp was getting cooler and it was getting to be dinner time.  After dinner the Boy was working on the computer trying to make a chart and I introduced him to using excel to make charts so I am sure there is a chart of direct proportion of candy to his goodness in my future.  The Girl was working on being entertained by my AGW who had recently arrived home.  Then it was bedtime and with the Girl you never know how that will go.

Today however was the ultimate in role reversal.  While my AGW went to work it was a whole day of the kids and me.  Granted this blog started with me staying home with the kids which is the greatest job,  as they grow older they have new challenges and an 8 and 4 year old playing together can be difficult at times.  As the day went, we had breakfast, I dropped the kids off at my AGW's work so I could go vote, picked them up and ran a few errands of clothes shopping and other various things (which they never enjoy), picked up lunch (which one only one of them ate), worked on laundry, cleaning up the house as much as the monsters let me, cooking a prime rib, making chocolate chocolate chip cookies all while trying to finish the red wine my AGW doesn't care for too much to open a bottle she likes for when she gets home.

Great Day! And that is not the wine talking.

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