Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Today was my second day as the Pre-K teacher at the Levine Summer Day Camp. This is a baby-dancing adventure unlike any I have had before. There are art projects, potty time, story time, music time, outside time, snack time, etc.... While it has its lovely moments, I'm beginning to regret my decision of turning down the guitar job in favor of Pre-K. For example, today, I escorted a sobbing 5 year old child who had diarrhea in his pants to the mens room, where I used every suggestion in my power to get him to calm down and clean himself off. This was the 2nd "accident" the child had that day and didn't have a change of clothes that is brought to camp. I was doing my best not to gag, when I finally gave up and ran to get the more experienced teacher to handle the situation appropriately. Thankfully, the child was cleaned off, calmed down and taken home while I held down the fort in the classroom. I'm sure after a while, I'll be able adjust to the amount of work and loud talking I have to do every day. Right now, I feel like collapsing. Then, getting up at 6 and doing it again.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Update part I

I'm dividing my return to blogging into several posts so as to have a focused narrative. After all, plenty of exciting things have been happening in my exciting life; the first of which being I found my wedding dress. Thankfully, it is not the weird Vera Wang gown pictured above, (Though I will say that my friend Lauren whose wedding was previously documented by my fabulous photojournalism had an amazing Wang gown, so I don't know what Ms. Wang was smoking when she did this one) but I cannot post a picture since my man-friend does read my blog. All I can say is that its made by a fancy designer (Jim Hjelm for those who know and care), 100% silk, has BEAUTIFUL/TASTEFUL beading, embroidery and rhinestones, a sticker price of $2,795 and was obtained by yours truly for the "Betsy Robinson Bridal" Clearance price of $249!!! Did I mention that because I'm the size of the average american woman (not too skinny, not too large, and not too "gifted-in-the bosom") it needs NO ALTERATIONS?? I guess I will have to see a seamstress to bustle the train, but *whew* I was planning all this time to get some half-assed dress in polyester from Craigslist so I wouldn't have to pay full price...(not that there's anything wrong with that, I was just looking forward to recycling something that wouldn't add to child labor abuses)... but think I won this battle in the war of me & my budget vs. the wedding industry. Now, I'm getting ready to be screwed by the caterers.
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