Friday, October 31, 2008

Conehair and Coffee

I promised I would post pictures of my conehead. Well, here you go. To make your own conehead, you must have a leetle bit of length with your hair. I do have length, but I have a lot of layers, so I do a lot of bobby pinning. Tip your head upside down and place a plastic cup in the middle of your crown. Wrap your hair around the cup and secure in place with an elastic band. Put loose hairs into place with bobby pins. Beautimous.

Incidentally, this is what I look like (well, not the hair and well, today was Friday casual day where we wear our school shirts. Look, this is what my FACE looks like) on most mornings: fresh make-up, bright-focused eyes, alert (though coffee-induced) and ready to go to work. This is what I look like when I get home: The sunglasses help me get through the afternoon. The cup came out at precisely 3pm. I'm pooped. I'm glad tonight is the women's retreat and I'm glad. I'm about to go (after the neurotic lady folds the laundry) and chill for the rest of the afternoon.

Mmmm. Yes.
I think I'll make some coffee first.

Oh, I've been asked why we don't have parties at school. I just don't think they call them "parties" anymore. I think you can "bring in cupcakes" for your kid's birthday or "do an educational activity" for a holiday. I "helped the children make caramel apples". Yeah. Don't really know. Maybe there were too many parties. I like how we "redefine" stuff so that it "fits someone else's definition".

I'm off...

1 comment:

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

It's strange, the whole "party" thing. We were only allowed 2 parties per year in Texas public schools, so we chose "Winter Break" (not allowed to call it Christmas) and Valentine's. As teachers, we were not allowed to put up "holiday" decorations for Halloween, Christmas, or Easter, we could only decorate with seasonal images like fall leaves, snowy scenes, and spring flowers. We weren't allowed to give our students candy or any type of treats for incentives (or bribes) other than fruits or vegetables. Even on party days, the 2 per year, we had to choose from a list of approved items! It was CRAZY! Out of control crazy! And here in FL I was so amazed at how many halloween crafts Lexi brought home from school, I'm talkin black cats, witches, spiders, ghosts, the whole bit! And her classroom was all decked out for Halloween, they even got to wear their costumes. Hello! That would never fly in Texas. I'm convinced FL is below the Bible Belt region!