Thursday, September 07, 2006

Honest, The Sheep Does Love The Lambs!

Kids are great...I've built an entire career around their care and feeding. They can be cute, witty, smart, goofy and the little ones have quite the cuddly aura about them on many a day. Each September, however, I am reminded just how effective a birth control method having a teaching certificate can be.

I realize that it is my turn and all. There are those among you who, in full defiance of the data on these little buggers, went ahead and had a few. You have bravely and without complaint kept them for the entire summer. And because you made them, you have to be nice to them. You must feed them and make sure that they have ample access to educational television and clean underwear. I'm willing to step back up to the plate and do my duty as a salute to your unflagging devotion to the joys of parenthood. Rest assured, I'm on it!

But two months of hanging out with the cats and living my solitary sheepie existence always leaves me somewhat unprepared for the needs of kidlets. I've taught all grades from kindergarten through high school and they each come with their own unique set of demands that must be met. The little ones can never get their pudding cups open and the older ones can never get their birth control pills open. Same stuff, different day...I'll adjust to being the creator of all solutions by month's end, I'm sure. Awfully tiring, though!

Meanwhile, here's a little fun left over from my relaxing summer break. Guess what happens when you take pretty hand-painted Finn roving, spin it into a 2 ply and knit it up? I've said it before, but it bears repeating,




"Hee-Hee!"
Sometimes even a tired Teacher Sheep gets a little something to put a spring back in her step!
SA

14 comments:

trek said...

Looks great, Sheepie!

Julie said...

I don't remember anything in the parents' rule book that says we have to be nice to them! But, yes we must feed them and hopefully all parents are making sure their kids have clean underwear!

Pretty knitted Finn - are you going to share with us what it will be?

Beth said...

Oh, it's beautiful!

After the teaching day I had on Tuesday, it's taking a lot of willpower to be nice to anyone under the age of 30. :)

Sheila said...

Somehow Blogger has decided to put all of my behind-the-scenes text in what I am guessing is German. The word verification makes more sense in German (I think).
Yes, please share what the Finn will be. It looks beautiful!!
It is not easy being nice to such needy little people

Sheila said...

Oops, I forgot to finish my thought...
It isn't always easy being nice to such needy little people, but those moments that make you smile, melt, or laugh, make it worth it. It must be the same in teaching, right?

Geraldine said...

Wow, thats SO pretty, love the colors, well done Sheep.

Huggs, G

Lazuli said...

Ooooh, purty!

April said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. good job, Miss Sheep. i love the subtle variations in the color.

Lorraine said...

Oh, pretty, pretty, pretty . . . Green with envy here.

Kate said...

I so admire teachers. I volunteer at the elementary school my friend teaches at once a year for their kids college event. I teach two classes and I go home exhausted. I don't know how you do it all day.

hillary said...

The Finn looks great. I can't wait to see what it will be.

My hats off to all teachers. I went to school to become an art teacher and the student teaching convinced me that it was a bad idea. I got the degree anyway but I don't ever see myself teaching.

debsnm said...

My sister once looked at her then 14-yo son and said "Now I understand why some wild animals eat their young!" You are a very brave sheepie, indeed to take on such a challenge! The Finn looks even more like a sunset knitted up!

Cathy said...

Ohhh... love the Finn knitted. What's it going to be - or does it matter? There's a reason I stopped at 1 child.

Anonymous said...

The Finn looks beautiful!
Thank you for teaching the youngsters. What grade do you like teaching the best?
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/