I took Aunt Batsy to the mall. I will shop exclusively online from this moment forward.

Taking Aunt Batsy and three kids to the mall is like entering a burning building. Without a hose. Without oxygen. Yet somehow I survive to tell about it. Just like anyone entering a burning building, I knew my chances were slim. But I still went through with it. Because Aunt Batsy has a freaking coupon. We are only going to Macy's. So I trick myself into thinking it might just be okay. But it wasn't. I'm a really bad tricker. And not only does she have a coupon, but she…

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As a Teacher, The Last Thing I Need in My Classroom is a Freaking Gun.

You want to give me a gun? Have you met me? Have you met any teacher, ever? Spend one day in a CPS school and see if you still feel the same way. Think of all of the teachers you've had in your life. Would you have wanted all of them to be armed with a deadly weapon?ย I'll be the first to admit that I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but none of this makes sense to me. This is not what I signed up for.…

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We Had No WiFi at Work and It Was the Worst Day of My Life.

This is not an easy topic to write about. It's taken me a while to actually put into words this horrific experience. But if it can help at least one person out there, it will be worth it. A few weeks ago I got to work and I could tell something was amiss. Right away. Because people were conversing with one another. No one was hulled away in their classrooms staring at their laptops. People were in the halls. Communicating. I knew it was going to be bad. But really…

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The Man Flu. Give Me a Freaking Break.

There was a report on the news the other morning that the man flu is a real thing. Beau couldn't wait for me to get out of the shower to tell me this. I haven't seen him that happy in a long time.ย Like all he's ever needed was some goof to come out with a study stating men are big babies. I wonder how much that guy was paid to do that study. And yes, of course, it was conducted by a man. I guarantee you I could have done…

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All Teachers Suck. And Should Be Fired. And Stoned to Death.
This is teachers. Living high on the hog.

All Teachers Suck. And Should Be Fired. And Stoned to Death.

I have been reading a lot about what is happening to the public school system in Chicago. Because I'm a teacher and have too much time on my hands. I always read the comments that follow an article. And I have to tell you, the people who wrote these comments are the ones who should be running the show. Their thought provoking, in-depth opinions are exactly what we need to save this sinking ship of a school system. As always, I have not edited any of the comments. For your…

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