Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Four B's of Teaching

Bunions- I am blaming my ever expanding bunions on teaching. I stand, walk, and sometimes run for up to 8 hours a day and no matter how comfortable my shoes are when I put them  on in the morning I have to practically use the jaws of life to get my feet out of them at the end of the day. My right foot is approximately 1/4 inch wider than my right foot. My left foot is about 1/4 inch longer than my right foot. Do you know what how HUGE my size 11 feet look imagine putting on shoes and it's hard to not to look like I am about to go skiing.

Bruises- It's like Christmas every time I come home and take off my clothes. I "unwrap" myself and find all kinds of interesting bruises. The fun part is trying to figure out how I managed to get's like Santa stopped by and left them with out even being seen or heard!

Belly- It looks like I have swallowed a watermelon...or maybe a  baby. But I'll tell you right now, the only  "baby" in me right now is a food baby. I look like a child from a small 3rd World Country who is starving and then eats a grain of rice and literally expands to twice their size! I can not eat during the school day. I have a million excuses as to why I can't eat during the school day but I will not bore you with them here. Just know that I don't eat from 6:30 AM until 3:30PM. Then when the clock strikes 3:30 I eat like a mad woman and then puff up like a blow fish.

Buttocks-I was playing with the kids at recess today and I got a little too ambitious while riding a super tricycle while one of my students clung to my neck and shoulders. I attempted  to go up a small incline at which point the student jumped off the back of the tricycle but continued to hold onto my shoulders. This resulted in me flipping the bike over backwards onto myself while scrapping my buttocks across the pavement. I now have a bum covered in road rash. Ouch! Note to self: do not wear leggings to school...OR don't try to go up an incline while riding a tricycle carrying a  student.

Even with all my injuries and aches I still LOVE teaching!


  1. Sure sounds like you've got an interesting hour or so after you get home!

  2. Do you get hazard pay? It sounds like you have an interesting day and I love how you posted it, poor

  3. This post makes me chuckle! Hope you are having a great week! La

  4. You sound like me years ago (especailly) before I had my gall bladder removed and I'd puff up every day at work. The doctors told me to stop wearing tight clothes like pantyhose...but sorry I can't wear dresses and suits to work without everyday after work DH would make fun of me when I'd take off my at the end of the day and then I'd be blowing out the house for the rest of the night...he'd make the joke that he'd have to hang onto my feet when I took my pantyhose off so that I'd not blast off and soar all over the room...I can laugh about it now...but then I was miserable and some nights so was

  5. Isn't teaching the best profession ever?!? :)

  6. 1) buy good support shoes
    2) Eat small amounts of good for you snacks so you don't have intestinal and digestive disorders when you are my age
    3) Wear bumper pads to work
    4) Wear bumper pads and helmets to work!

    LOL You know a Mom's gotta give Momly advise, right?


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