Friday, April 9, 2010

Tantrums, tempers, and dumpster diving....

Rocky out in the sun...

So this morning got away for an hour or two...
So what do I do?
Dumpster Dive!
Go to my favorite local trash and junk holes...
I dig .... I scrounge...I find!
Here are a few pics... its a messy job...
My hands are a mess at the end of this...
Clorox wipes... disinfect hand sanitizer... please.


You never know what might be at the bottom of these bins.
Today...
What did I find?
Not much.


I had a barrel of odd and end going...A pure collection of weird.
Game pieces, broken action figures, a few doll heads,
a purple wig, two shadow boxes,
and a 8X6 foot map of North America.
When I turned my back... a few kids got my barrel.
They seemed to be so happy with my lost treasures.
That I decided not to stir a fight with them.
Plus nothing like finding a grown man fighting
a group of six year olds for plastic
game pieces and broken doll pieces.
Once in awhile.. I might be up for this challenge... not today..
I had arrived this morning to a classroom hit by an "angry kid tornado".
Big kid... big temper.
He was upset about someone stealing his Nintendo game...
I came on to the scene to find that my young friend had
unleashed his rage on my classroom...
Turned over tables... bins across the floor... broken dolls....
It was a good tantrum...
I had to respect the damage he was able to do.
I was the clean up man..
Put out the rage.
Got him thinking ... then we cleaned the room together.

Anywho... no more kid tantrums.
I still have the afternoon to go back and finish...anything can happen..
I could deal with six more of these type issues today... or maybe?
A bead in the nose?
I had a kid yesterday cut his finger open with a pretzel.
I know ... a pretzel?
I thought he said "end of a pencil"...
Then he showed me the pretzel..
He said he gets pretzels and pencils confused sometimes...
Such is life....

Here are a few pics of my Irish dogs from a few weeks ago.
I know you might be damn sick of my dogs.
But I had to share a few of these with some friends.
Thanks for putting up with me...
Talk soon,
-Mike







3 comments:

SueC said...

Love your ramblings about life...and please don't stop showing photos of the gorgeous Rocky and Teddy. Have a great day. xx

KAT said...

Glad you are back - I haven't been checking in like I should... Love your pups and I have a lot of respect for you being a teacher - it's a tough occupation if you are really good at it - you can really impact someone's life in a positive direction.

lisa mitchell said...

"He said he gets pretzels and pencils confused sometimes..."

great line. I can totally relate.

they are lucky to have you,
I am sure you are one of the ones they remember.

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