pre Christmas craziness

I think I posted awhile back that I was almost done with my Christmas shopping. I must have been in a deep state of denial.

I am NOT done!

I am not even close to being done. Ugh.

Harlow’s been itching like crazy and it’s driving ME crazy. We’ve determined it’s not fleas so someone suggested an oatmeal bath. So this afternoon we gave it a shot. I’m pretty sure if she had fingers she would have been flipping me off the whole time.

Today the woman that I co-teach our primary class with was released. I tried to play it cool just in case children can sense fear like wild animals can. You never know. I’ve taught Primary before and it’s been fine. The problem is there are 10 of them. There is only one of me.

I LOVE the kids, I really do but they are a handful. This is how things went down today:

Tyler kept switching chairs in singing time and then dissolved into tears when the one he wanted was taken. Apparently he wanted all the chairs. Isaac raised his had 4 different times during my lesson to announce that he doesn’t LIKE ham, he LOVES ham. We had one of the Sunbeam girls in our class today because her teacher was gone and she asked me what my name is. I said, “Vanessa.” Her eyes get really big and she exclaims, “What the heck?! I know another girl with that name!” Kyle “accidentally” broke the tip off every color pencil in our box while we were making Christmas cards for veterans in the hospital. Every time I called on Tyler to answer a question he’d stand up, give his answer, and fall dramatically to the floor. Maclaine would only be quiet if she was sitting on my lap during singing time. Kiana literally would not stop talking. Bryson got upset during class and said something about how his mom never lets his friends come over, to which Tyler replied, “I’m his friend because I punched him in the stomach!” This did not cheer Bryson up. Tessa told me I was “chubby but still really cute.” Kyle ripped his tie. No one could keep their shoes on for more than 5 minutes. And then during closing exercises when they announced that Sister Huler was leaving Primary, Tessa jumps up and says, “So we don’t have a teacher now??!” Um… remember how I gave the lesson today? And how I’ve been your teacher for awhile now? Awesome. Oh I do love them. At least they make me laugh.

Pray for me will you?

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18 thoughts on “pre Christmas craziness

  1. Oh primary! I totally understand what you are going through. Just think of me when you are there, we are pretty much in the same boat!

  2. LOL! Man, that is hillarious! Those kids put you through the ringer… at least they didn’t start yelling out “bad touch, bad touch!” in sharing time. Was that inappropriate? Hmm… too much time spent with Megano I guess. This is all.

  3. LOL! Man, that is hillarious! Those kids put you through the ringer… at least they didn’t start yelling out “bad touch, bad touch!” in sharing time. Was that inappropriate? Hmm… too much time spent with Megano I guess. This is all.

  4. LOL! Man, that is hillarious! Those kids put you through the ringer… at least they didn’t start yelling out “bad touch, bad touch!” in sharing time. Was that inappropriate? Hmm… too much time spent with Megano I guess. This is all.

  5. HAHAHAHA! I must say that I love it! I’m not laughing at your expense per say.. just laughing with you:) I love it! I had taught primary for a while, but they didn’t do anything nearly as entertaining……the most excitement we got was a nose picking and maybe potty time every TWO sec!

    Oh and contrary to what ms lou said above I am a GRRRRREAT influence on everyone I come in contact with.. I am the poster child for good examples:D

  6. HAHAHAHA! I must say that I love it! I’m not laughing at your expense per say.. just laughing with you:) I love it! I had taught primary for a while, but they didn’t do anything nearly as entertaining……the most excitement we got was a nose picking and maybe potty time every TWO sec!Oh and contrary to what ms lou said above I am a GRRRRREAT influence on everyone I come in contact with.. I am the poster child for good examples:D

  7. HAHAHAHA! I must say that I love it! I’m not laughing at your expense per say.. just laughing with you:) I love it! I had taught primary for a while, but they didn’t do anything nearly as entertaining……the most excitement we got was a nose picking and maybe potty time every TWO sec!Oh and contrary to what ms lou said above I am a GRRRRREAT influence on everyone I come in contact with.. I am the poster child for good examples:D

  8. The funny thing is I didn’t even exaggerate! They are just nuts.

    Tracy- I can’t quit. :o) They may be nuts but at least I get to laugh a lot.

    Billie- I DO think of you while I’m trying to keep them under control… I’m thinking how you’re probably doing a much better job!

    Chelsea – that was awkward. Thanks now everyone feels uncomfortable. :o) And that is just what I like.

    I’m sure you’re a poster child for SOMETHING Megan but I’m not sure it’s good examples! Nah, it probably is.

    The real problem is maybe that I don’t mind a little silliness and they are really funny kids!

  9. The funny thing is I didn’t even exaggerate! They are just nuts. Tracy- I can’t quit. :o) They may be nuts but at least I get to laugh a lot.Billie- I DO think of you while I’m trying to keep them under control… I’m thinking how you’re probably doing a much better job! Chelsea – that was awkward. Thanks now everyone feels uncomfortable. :o) And that is just what I like.I’m sure you’re a poster child for SOMETHING Megan but I’m not sure it’s good examples! Nah, it probably is.The real problem is maybe that I don’t mind a little silliness and they are really funny kids!

  10. The funny thing is I didn’t even exaggerate! They are just nuts. Tracy- I can’t quit. :o) They may be nuts but at least I get to laugh a lot.Billie- I DO think of you while I’m trying to keep them under control… I’m thinking how you’re probably doing a much better job! Chelsea – that was awkward. Thanks now everyone feels uncomfortable. :o) And that is just what I like.I’m sure you’re a poster child for SOMETHING Megan but I’m not sure it’s good examples! Nah, it probably is.The real problem is maybe that I don’t mind a little silliness and they are really funny kids!

  11. LOL I am laughing my brains out. Hang in there and just plan on crashing every Sunday after church. And remember you still haven’t lost anyones kid like I did. :)

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