Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In Which I Sit in Mud While Wearing White Pants

 Not the smartest move- I know. Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do. And my crew kids were calling.
Quick Note about my job: It’s basically a cross between a teacher and a camp counselor. In addition to teaching three classes of biology and journalism, I have a “crew” of 8 kids for whom I’m a mentor, leader, big sister, and all that jazz.

Basically, it’s the best job in the world.

Alright, so yesterday was fun. I guess the boring part was the classroom rules, the syllabus, and you know, the same thing you do every single year of your grade school career?
Just so you know, not a good life decision to wear white pants and sit in mud.
Please pray for my pants tonight.
just kidding- you have much more important things to pray about. 
The fun parts: 
Sorry for the messy room- It's never really clean. 
Enter white jeans. 
1. Nervous selfie-ing in the morning. 

2. Greeting the kids. Every morning, we form a soccer-mom tunnel with high fives that the kids run through. It's a great way to energize the kids in the morning and pull some of the quieter kids out of their shells!
Our tunnel looked a lot better than that one though: 
We're so cute!

3. One of my kids, when asked by another teacher, said that my class had been her favorite of the day.
cue heart melting. 
Oh shoot. Did I just hashtag on Blogger?
I don't know whether to feel like I'm venturing into unknown territory or disappointing a whole lot of potential blog readers. 

4. Crew partner, Michael. He’s basically my best friend ever. We have yet to take a picture together, but it will happen soon.

5. Cooooookies. Made these for a staff meeting tomorrow.
Just call me Suzy Homemaker.
Just kidding- don’t. All I had to do was break the precut dough apart and throw it in the oven without burning myself.

And I succeeded. But hey, you win some, you lose some. Remember Birthday Cake Pancakes?

Things I learned: 

1 Minnesotans are the nicest people. ever. 
Here's proof.
They're also great because they invented bundt cakes. 

2. Actually teaching validates all the tedious hours spent lesson planning. 
3. Skipping is dangerous. One kid almost got a concussion today. 

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yeah, so pretty much the best Monday ever. How was yours? 

xo, Hima


  1. I just found your blog and I love it! Very cute outfit BTW :) I started following you on Bloglovin too!

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  2. I want to eat those cookies! Nice of you all to motivate the kids like that :)

  3. Your kiddos job definitely sounds fun . Definitely loving your top , high five for florals .
    I just grabbed your bloglovin' to follow . I'd love to be connected :)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  4. That top is super cute!! Followed you on Bloglovin! Let's connect!


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  5. I love this! Thanks for passing by me :) Following back honey!

  6. Your job sounds soo fun! You definitely have more patience than I do to do it :)

  7. Yikes, sorry bout the pants! The cookies look amazing though.

  8. I love the soccer-mom tunnel! Awesome. And it's OK to hashtag in blogger. =0) Lots of bloggers do it, so you're not the only one.
    New GFC and bloglovin follower.

  9. cute outfit you put together. And you are brave wearing white pants.
    Gem :)

  10. Hey! I found your blog through the blog hop :) I am looking forward to following your blogging adventures, I love it already! Be sure to check out my blog at http://foreverconvinced.blogspot.com/

    -Jess @ Forever Convinced

  11. Saying hello from the GFC Lovin Blog Hop! I'm excited to follow your blog through GFC! I'd love for you to check out my blog as well! Can't wait to read more from you!!


  12. Sounds like a good day! Good luck with your pants! White is just a magnet for dirt/stains.

    Style of One's Own

  13. Your blog looks great!!! Thanks for sending me the link:) Will look forward to seeing more :)

  14. Nice pictures. And those cookies look delicious!


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