Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Test Results

I went back to the ObGyn today for my monthly appointment and was able to get my GCT results. Turns out they did come back higher than expected, so I will be taking the more involved, Glucose Tolerance Test. I am a bit bummed about that, but mostly on account that it has been scheduled for my first day of summer vacation, Thursday, May 24. I have to be at the lab by 7:30 AM that morning which doesn't exactly thrill me. I had such dreams of sleeping in that day and then lazily getting up to head north for my brother's wedding. Oh well.

Everyday I start my class with a writing assignment called "Prime Time." The students have five-minutes to give a written response to a question posed on the board. Today's question was, "What advice do you have for Mrs. Sabin as a new mom to be?" I only got to read over their shoulders a little bit since they won't turn in journals for a couple more days, but it was interesting to say the least. I'm going to tease you with the ideas of what a bunch of 13 & 14 years olds might say until I post... use your imagination. You can check back later this week to see some of their responses.

To end on an actual funny note, a friend sent me this cute Mother's Day story that I thought many of you would find hilarious, or at least ringing with truth.

"So, we had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died. Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on this mat in our bathroom. Well, we have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli. Eli really loves chapstick. LOVES it. He kept asking to use my chapstick and then losing it. So finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom I keep my chapstick and how he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer when he was done. Last year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around and try to get ready for Church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up. Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood. We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car and I am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally round the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli. He was applying my chapstick very carefully to Jack's . . Rear end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said 'chapped.' Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right--their little butts do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind. And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth. And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when you realize they've been using your chapstick on the cat's butt."

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