Monday, January 26, 2009

I Drove My 7 Year-Old To School and Ended Up Teaching Dodge Ball All Day.....

This was one unplanned days. Garrett, my seven year old, missed the bus, so I drove him to school. The secretary told me they needed a substitute teacher, "How'd you like to teach P.E. all day? I was dressed for the part, in my sweatshirt and jeans, and had a full thermos of coffee in the car, so I said, "Yes."
I had a whistle, and was allowed to bark orders. Yay! For once I could command these kids to follow the rules, and they had to, or they were out, and they knew it. I informed the kids of the rules of Dodge Ball, reminded them if they stepped over the line, "You are out, until the next game," as I motioned with my hand. "If you hit the teacher; you are out. If you aim and hit someone in the head, you are out," and so on. I had power and authority. This was fun! I must have refereed 30 games in that one day. At the end of the day the kids wanted to know if I was coming back tomorrow, "Cause this was fun," they said.
After a day like that. The first thing I do is take out my contacts to rest my eyes. Since I've been gone all day, I put my hair up to get it out of the way and start a load of wash and straighten things up. Then I start dinner. I decided to show you how I really look most of the time at home. I rarely let you see me with glasses, yet I wear them 85 percent of the time. So here's the real me. I was exhausted after all those Dodge Ball games. I soaked in the tub and put my feet up. The kids cleaned the kitchen. It was a good day. Oh, and by the way, the top picture is of me standing next to "Pearl," my new (used) car. I love her. She's just right for me. I named her Pearl because of her black pearl color and for my blogging buddy Pearl of Pearl's Sentimental Journey. Have a lovely day today ladies. I found this verse this morning, "Thou will keep him in perfect peace, him whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee." Isaiah 26:3

24 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

What a fun day. Too funny that coffee made for a day you were prepared for. Praise God for your new (used) car...it looks so pretty.

Sharon said...

You look adorable Kathi! You are always so cute. You are so tiny! I am so happy that you had a good day. It's neat that the kids like you so much! How many days a week are you working now? It's neat how it has all worked out. I love your new car! It's beautiful and Pearl is the perfect name for her!

Love you! Sharon

The Knutz Family said...

Kathi, you are so cute. If this is the way you look 85% of the time, then you should go with it!

Hey, Isaiah 26:3 is my theme verse for my Mexico blog! I love that verse.

luvmy4sons said...

You seem too demure and petite to be the ref. in such a game. That gave me a laugh! You go girl!

Linda said...

I thought that was Pearl...she's gorgeous!
Your day sounds like fun and the kids had fun too. I guess it's good to always be prepared, we just never know what the day holds..hugs, Linda

A Romantic Porch said...

Kathi...you're such a cutie!

Gina said...

Anyday the kids clean the kitchen is a good day in my book....

I like the glasses. I wear mine 100% of the time.

Jan Parrish said...

You got to play dodge ball all day and got paid for it? Sounds like a great job.

Tanya said...

Kathi, I like the car, what model is that? That is cool that you got the chance to spend the day with the kids. It is so awesome how God changes our plans sometimes. Talk to ya later, Tanya

Kelly said...

Kathi,

You cannot be 48!! You and Sharon have the best genes, seriously! What adorable mamas. :o) What a fun day referring dodgeball! I remember when my best friend once went into school to sub for Kindergarten and ended up as the gym teacher...and she'd brought her pet rabbit in to show the kids that day, so "Lily" got to play along with the little ones in gym class. :o)

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Kathi sweetie! I've missed reading about what you and your lovely family have been up to while I was away on holiday, but I'm back and catching up now! I think you look really lovely with your glasses on, and I love your hair up that way! You look like a woman in her 20's in these photo's! Also, a belated happy birthday to your handsome son Harrison! Wishing you a terrific day dear friend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hey Kathi.
I'll be glad to take Pearl off of your hands anytime.LOL!
Beautiful car. enjoy!!!
Blessings.
Sue

Judy said...

I love that bottom picture of you. I love how you named your car...we have done that with our kids cars but I have never named any that I drove. I'll have to think of one for my van :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Kathi, Sounds like you and the children had a great day! Great car! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

DeNiece Barnes said...

Kathi I just wanted to stop in and let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog, you have a beautiful family, and please tell Harrison happy belated birthday... Please stop by my blog and pick up an award that I left for you.... Enjoy and be blessed.

Sweet Nothings said...

How fun! I bet you got your exercise in for that day!

Kathi, your style is so cute! Even in a sweatshirt and jeans, you're pretty fashionable! :)

Love ya!

nannykim said...

That does sound like a fun way to sub. AND it does sound very tiring!!! I don't know how mom's work outside the home---it has to be very tough!

I wanted to ask you a question...I have been enjoying several of Omaritan's praying books---I wanted to know if the one about praying for your kids was mainly for young kids. Mine are grown--I can use a lot of the prayers that are in the praying woman and the praying wife to pray for others...but I was wondering about the praying parent one---could you answer me at my blog???

Elena said...

That sounds like fun and yes, I would be exhausted too! I loved playing dodge ball as a kid, but I haven't played it in years. You look cute in your glasses and dinner you were fixing looks yummy!

Yolanda said...

You are, ARE, just the cutest!

What's in the pan? Looks yummy!

Sherry said...

Love dodge ball! I like Pearl she is beautiful.

Michelle said...

Glad you had a good day at the school :)

You look adorable in your glasses, Kathi!

Congratulations on "Pearl" - she's a beauty!

Hope your week goes very well!

Love,
Michelle

P.S. One more treatment down...only 4 more to go - HURRAY! I'm feeling quite well :)

Pearl said...

Hi Kathi... Ohhh I was so happy to see "Pearl" all sparkling and you next to her! I smile when I think about her special name; thank you, my sweet friend ~Hugs~

Loved hearing about your work-day, too... it warmed my ♥ at how the kids wanted you to come back! Also, I think you're such a beautiful woman, with or without glasses... with hair up, hair down... dressed up, or in jeans... your beauty shines all around you and comes from within your kind heart 'n soul, too. Thanks for the verse in this post... it was exactly what I needed to read... Hope you and your family are doing well... God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~

Pearl

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Kathi I love the real you! Cute pictures of a wonderful day!!!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I like the glasses:)

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