18 December 2005

Adventures at Cassels

I'm tired.

The highlights/things I learned...

  • Rush hour + freezing rain + road rage = 3 x normal commute time

  • There's nothing that will make you go 'Ew' looking down at your swimmers during warmups, giving them a heart-to-heart peptalk, and then noticing that the water around one of them is a little... yellow.

  • Nothing can produce a look of horror on a preteen girl's face quite like the words: 'we're coming to collect your cell phones.'

  • Team-spirit-oriented cheers are a great way to psych up a group of kids. They're a lot of fun. The kids start them on their own. Often. By day two, it's enough to leave you wishing for your aneurysm to burst so you can end the pain.

  • The Teach doesn't verbalize well in the morning. I actually knew this before. What I did think was funny was how she signed to me to signal she wanted to sleep an additional fifteen minutes when I tried to wake her up.

  • Men who wear ties and button down shirts with Khakhi shorts should not be allowed out of the house.

  • Half-dozen should never be allowed to tie Scribble's ties. No, this is not a euphamism.

  • There are twelve-year-old kids out there who have a better, more detailed goals than I do.

  • Everyone loves Winnie the Pooh.

  • Kids will cry because making Finals for a fast swim means they won't get to leave the pool for dinner at the Buffet (pronounce the T)

  • No matter how quiet a kid looks.... they can be ridiculously loud.

  • I've finally perfected my 'Mommy' voice (whatever that is).

  • Upon perfecting said Mommy voice, I promptly lost it. Hopefully I'll be able to speak above a whisper in a few days.

I really enjoyed my travel meet experience, despite the fact that I've been on my feet all weekend, did less studying than I should have (and am still putting it off) and really need to get some ice on my back. The kids did great, and we're tired. Sleeping = good.

5 comments:

Deshaun said...

"No matter how quiet a kid looks.... they can be ridiculously loud."

This is so true!!

Funny stuff! :-)

jeff said...

Now, I offered to fix the tie - he wouldn't take it off again so I could re-tie it. I told him how silly it looked like that. Believe me, I wanted to fix it. :)

dorna! said...

"There are twelve-year-old kids out there who have a better, more detailed goals than I do."

Well of course they do. They're twelve. Just give 'em a few years and reality will blow the heck out of all their nicely worked out plans. :D

mrshife said...

I just wanted to let you know that not everyone loves Winnie the Pooh. I don't know who they are but I have heard of them and I think they have secret meetings where they discuss the downfall of all things Winnie.

Teach said...

They all also had a huge love for the muppets! You missed the part where we had parents walk out of their room with beer cans in tube socks while we were checking rounds!