So anyway, down to business. I rearranged my classroom table and book displays. I have always been a "mover." Jason can come home from work to one living room setup, and the next week it's different. "Did you do this today?" he used to say. Now, he just comes in and takes a seat wherever I have moved the furniture to.
I changed the table around because I wanted more floor space and I wanted my bookcases to be easily accessible. I am up and down all day to get books or papers. This way, I just spin and roll. :)
One reason I have been busy is because I met a girl that coupons. She had a corner shelf stand she was giving away, and I was the lucky one to get it. Turns out she saves a lot of money looking for good deals. It's still a little much for me to wrap my brain around, but slowly I am learning how to save some money at the grocery store. She's a genius at this. And I NEED to save some money at the grocery store!
Speaking of saving money, I have really been needing to find some binders for Libby's alphabet curriculum. I want to get a move on with putting it together because I know it will take lots of time and lots of printing. This week I needed to run grab something at Walgreens and, like always, I take a stroll through the clearance section to see if binders were marked down (because who wants to pay $6 for a cheap binder?). Whaddaya know! They had been marked down.....to $0.23! Holy cow. All of their school supplies had been marked down. Pens, pencils, erasers, composition notebooks, diaries, 1-subject notebooks, cheap little toys perfect for the treasure box, pools, swimmies....everything! I got most of that stuff for $0.11 each. I had a buggy slam full and running over for nearly nothing! And, I have already begun to put together Libby's "Letter of the Week" curriculum books! For sure, when she has finished with it, I will sell it. What a chore!
doing her assignments, she began to cry. When I asked her what was wrong, she
said she was scared of me. Shocked, I was like, "Why are you scared of me?!" And she
pointed to The Attitude Adjuster. I thought it was a hoot that she was crying
about it. So, I laughed. And thinking she just didn't know what a paddle was because
they don't exist anymore, I said, "Teagan! Do you know what that is?" She said
through tears, "YES! It's a big fork!" LOL! It was hilarious, although, she was pitiful.
I then had to tell her what it was, and why it's funny to me. I told her the story of when her daddy got 12 licks.
I have never been paddled or seen a paddle in the principal's office. I have only heard about it. Jason said when he was in middle school, he got into some trouble, as he often did. He knew what he did on this particular day would cost him 12 licks--and that's what he called them. All the troublemakers had tricks up their sleeves to lessen the impact, such as putting thick wallets in their back pockets or wearing a pair of sweats under their jeans. On the day Jason knew he'd probably be called to the office to pay is debt, he wore 12 pairs of underwear--one for each lick. LOL!! And even though that is SUPER funny, it is equally humorous that he didn't get called to the office that day. He was called in the next day when he actually thought he had gotten away with his devious mischief.
So Teagan was laughing by the end of the story and The Attitude Adjuster has earned her approval. I'm sure when she sees it now, she thinks about her daddy trying to pull jeans over 12 pairs of tighty whiteys!