Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm Austin and this is my other brother Austin

John had a run in with the neighbor boys this weekend. One of the little darlings across the street, accompanied by his visiting half-brothers who are twins, decided that it would be fun to throw rocks at our garage and at John's car. As a result, we are now getting to know our neighbors.

Here's where it gets funny. The kid's name is Austin. The mother said he was named after a soap opera character. One of the twins is also named Austin. His mother also named him for the same heartthrob. Now, to clarify, these boys are half brothers. They have different mothers but the same father. The boys are maybe a year or two apart in age. AND THEY HAVE THE SAME NAME.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Blogging on my planning period and other cardinal sins

I think I could get fired for blogging on school time. However, my brain is just popping with stuff right now, so I gotta get it out.

I am afraid that I am the worst teacher ever. I had this beautifully planned syllabus, lovely activities, well thought out reading choices, and I feel like all of it is just falling apart right before my eyes. I don't know what I'm doing and I'm sure it shows. They are eating me alive.

I spent about ten hours here last weekend. I need to come in again this weekend, but I REALLY need to be home and take some time for myself.

Okay, deep breath. I feel better now.