Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Life...

I have worked in the public school system for 4 years now. After twenty years as a stay at home mom I went to work. In May I was pink slipped along with many other Instructional Assistants in my school due to budget cuts. Anyone who was not tenured was let go.

Tenured for an IA in our schools is 4 years and 1 day.

Can you do the math?
Yes, I lacked one day.

So, my situation has forced me (for now) into being a substitute IA. That is what I have occupied myself with since school began in mid August.
A few weeks ago I subbed in a pre-school class. It was my first time in a pre-school class. And my last. Let me just say that I can't handle throw up AND poop in the same day. I am a mom of 6 but I am waaayyy past that.

The other day I subbed at an elementary school where I found it interesting that they seemed to have an abundant amount of children with *very* different and unusual names. Names like Olga, Nazar, Tyrese, Valdon and my personal favorite Vu (pronounced Voo).

I will never forget Vu. He is Vietnamese. And his last name is Do.... yes, as in Vu Do!

I couldn't even make that up!


Patty said...

Ha ha ha, hilarious! I love it! Where I work there are similar crazy names with our patients. I will have to send you some of their names. One favorite is Crestful! Wonder if they hoped for good teeth!

Cheeseboy said...

Oh, I have a hard enough time with the easy names of the kids. I could never deal with that many strange ones.