We were just waiting for the Christmas parade. We love this holiday tradition.
Today, I cried at work. It has been quite sometime since I’ve cried at work. I am a firm believer in being professional and being strong for the kiddos. For those reasons, tears are rare.
Thank goodness, the kiddos were at recess when I cried. I ended up crying because I felt like everything had suddenly fallen apart and I felt completely alone.
I had been flying solo with the monkey since Monday. I had an observation on Tuesday. Lets be honest, teaching kindergarten is exhausting. That was a lot to handle but I was managing.
Then, I got the call that our monkey threw up at school. I had to frantically prep everything for the afternoon. Had to break the news to the office staff and ask them to scramble to find a midday sub. Last, I had to tell the littles. Seeing the little disappointed faces and worrying if my sweet girl is sick was just too much. Worst of all, my Hubster was still on travel. Then, he told me the worst news. His flight had been delayed due to weather. He was exhausted and trying to rearrange his travel plans. He’s trying to come home, so I can be with the littles tomorrow like I promised. Fingers crossed, he will be home by 9 tonight.
At my school, we take an entire week off for Thanksgiving. That can be a long time in the world of kiddos.
I thought I would find grumpy sleepy kiddos on Monday. Instead I found smiling super motivated littles. They seem even more determined to learn to read, write and count. They have been so much fun to be around these last two days. Along with all of the academic rigor, we have had enough time to have tons of laughs!
We have flipped a few things around on our Christmas fun list:
1. Buy and decorate tree
2. Listen to Christmas songs
Tomorrow, I’m hoping that we’ll watch Mickey’s Christmas Carol. :)
Because we have to plan for Christmas fun too:
1. Make cookies
2. Drink hot chocolate
3. Watch Mickey’s Christmas Carol
4. Buy gifts for Toys for Tots
5. Listen to Charlie Brown’s Christmas soundtrack
6. Get tree and decorate it
7. Watch Christmas parade
8. Play in the “snow”
9. Sing Christmas carols at home
10. Read a Christmas book
11. Watch a Christmas cartoon
12. Teach her about Jesus
13. Make a gift for her teachers
14. Drive/walk to see Christmas lights
15. Make a gingerbread house
16. Read Snowman book
17. Buy food for the food bank
18. Put prayers in prayer mailbox
19. Make cards for her kiddo friends
20. Drop off presents for her friends
21. Draw snowman in the sand
22. Do downtown San Jose Christma
23. Find Christmas fun in SF
24. Wear Christmas pjs
25. Open presents
We’re feeling quite sentimental around here. Our monkey turns the big ONE tomorrow! We have been listening to the playlist we made while she was in the belly. We have been looking at old photos while she naps. I must say that we hopelessly love her. We cannot wait to see what amazing adventures are in store for our sweet girl!