Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

That's what Little Girls are Made of!

Both Mr.Flamingo and and myself are THRILLED to be expecting a little girl this spring. The doctor says she looks BEAUTIFUL and healthy, if not a little big! I go back in another month just to get another look at her heart, but the she said not to expect anything unusual.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Who Died and Made You the Drama Teacher??

I posted the cast list for my 8th grade show (a really funny one-act) and this is a conversation between me and one of my students.

Names have been omitted to protect the stupid.

S: Mrs.Flamingo I wish to speak with you for a minute.
Me: Yes?
S: I don't think I deserve such a small part.
Me: [Student's Name] you were given 3 parts.
S: But they are all small.
Me: But they equal one of the larger roles.
Me: I don't have a play with 20 leads in it.
S: You should move me and make me a lead.
Me: I'm afraid that there were others who were better suited for the leads than you were.
S: You're going to have to speak to my mother.
Me: [Students Name] when I die and you are made drama teacher, then you can cast the show how you want. Go to class.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

I wish I was kidding

An 8th grader just asked me why we celebrate the 4th of July...

I fear for our country...

18 Weeks!

Here's the 18 week snap shot. I think I look HUGE because of the angle. I'm sure if I was really this big my students would have noticed something was up.

We go next week to find out if BF is a boy or a girl... Mr.Flamingo thinks girl... I think boy... I guess we'll know soon!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I just wanted to let the world know (and by world, the 2 people that might read this blog)... THAT MY REPORT CARDS ARE DONE!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Randomness Ensues!

Randomness ensues...

I have an inquiry that is very delicate. I have a long time friend that has been trying to get pregnant. They found out they couldn't conceive because of him and some treatment he received later in life. They did one round of IVF and just found out it didn't work. I've been talking to him through this entire process and he does not know that I am pregnant... When we find out what Rockstar is and all of that I want to make a HUGE announcement... but I feel like I should let this guy know first... how do I tell him?

Today is the first day of a new term in my classes... It's awesome because I'm only teaching 2 classes this term and I can't go upstairs for a while (pregnancy stuff) so I just teach two times a day and smile sweetly for the rest of the day. Since it is the first day of the new term I go over the syllabus and stuff and then I let them ask me questions... my 8th graders (some of whom have had me for a year and a half now) asked me if I wanted kids... if i was going to have kids... if it was going to be soon... I could have easily said that "yes, come April I will have a baby" but I kept it quite. I'd really wait for a little while longer for them to know. But, it's weird at the same time.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

6th Grade Plays

Last night I had the pleasure of standing backstage to cue 6th graders if they forgot their lines... And while this is fun and I enjoyed it (and they really pulled it off which was amazing) I had to tell you one of the things that happened...

I have two students in this one class who drive me insane on a daily basis... I had one of them playing a "guard" in the show... it was mostly to keep him stationed in one place throughout the whole show. During the middle of their show he opens the door to the backstage and asks me to go to the bathroom... In the middle of their show... I wanted to shake him...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Post NOT About the Election

Because I feel that politics is personal, but my pregnancy is not!

Mrs.Flamingo at 17 weeks!