|Officially a walker--I love this weird dancer pose, but the better she gets at walking, the less I see it.|
|Morning naps are totally out of the question M-F: I need that 120 minutes to myself in the afternoon. When Ron's on duty I literally don't care WHAT is happening on baby watch.|
|For the record ...|
|... she did not nap that afternoon and it was NOT my problem : D|
|With her Chloe dog from Eileen|
|Jesse gave her this little faux leather dress and the backpack.|
|Joanne made an amazing frittata and one of Ina's fancy baked french toast casseroles.|
|My mom taught her how to egg hunt a few days before Easter which came in handy for the holiday.|
|I swear she was having fun--really.|
|Facetime with Aunt Laura|
|My entire family was there ... and no one took any pictures.|
|If you say "Cutie Pie!" she puts her hands on her cheeks and smiles so big.|
April is here and Easter is over, but it still feels like winter. MORE snow is falling this weekend (HOW??!!) and I am just done. Granted, this has NOT been as bad as "2014: The Official Winter from Hell," which included several rounds of the Polar Vortex, plus an ice storm that knocked out power for DAAAAAAYYYYSSS (although many people here DID lose power for A WEEK this year--sometimes twice in one month--just not us ... this time). I'm OVER it. We're all over it.
I'm sad the semester is winding down--my students are great, and half of them have been with me since August. Lately, I've been wondering if I love my job so much because my mom had me watch Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music 500,000 times between 1985-1988 and I simply have no choice but to march all these kids in and out of chalk drawings around London and Salzberg in their play clothes before I let them all go and they run off to fly kites and forget about me. If my umbrella starts talking to me on the last day of class, I'll let you know.
That being said, the past two weeks have been particularly eye-rolly in a dying-laughing-on-the-ceiling kind of way because a particular sports team won a particular national championship causing everyone to be, like, literally off the walls for seven consecutive days. My students asked me last night, "What did you do after the game?" I said, "I flipped to local news to see what YOU were doing after the game, that's what." "DID YOU SEE US LIGHT STUFF ON FIRE??"
Yes. Yes, I did.
Maybe things will start to calm down now that that's out of their system ...? Who knows.
I'm looking forward to summer, but damn, I love my job.
Also why am I talking about summer when there is snow in the forecast? Somebody save us, please.