........without being reminded. Now normally I don't allow things to bother me and of course I think children should be following the rules but let's face it at that age they are going to break some rules.......a little back story. You probably noticed that yesterday I didn't have time to post. Yesterday my middle child had a play day at the school. Really what this is the parent volunteer and spend all day watching the kids outside while the teachers have a meeting. Well our class had 4 parents for 19 children(never type in anger or you have to correct.lol) so we were well monitored and having an amazing time! Suddenly the P.E. teacher comes over and starts screaming at the children like I have never heard an adult scream at children. The children were at a play station with 3 LARGE buckets of water, probably 20 gallons worth in each bucket, some balls that hold water like you would play with in the pool and some nets. Well they had been squeezing the water out over their heads and the heads of their friends. Every now and then a child would get in the bucket and of course we would tell them to get out. Well apparently they were not even allowed to squeeze the water out of these balls. Mind you the children used only about 5 gallons of water between all the buckets they didn't drain the buckets and there was more then enough left for all the other groups. While she continues to yell at them she makes them sit out of part of their next activity as well! Finally enough was enough and myself and the other parents stop the situation and tell the kids to go play. She starts arguing with us and the principal walks over. He doesn't even want to listen to what the parents have to say and didn't care how upset 4 parents were she walked away and he tells me that at their age they should have remembered the rules she said in PE the day before and should have followed them! That the parent's shouldn't have had to know the rules!! Now come on that is ridiculous! This guy reminds me more and more why I hate public school! I wish I would have had a tape recorder neither one of them would have a job. So if you are still with me lol do you think the kids should have remembered the rules from the day before and followed them regardless?? If not what age do you think it would be acceptable to expect that??
We all love summer but as the weather gets warmer the flies get worse and worse. We have a bush out front of our house that I swear just attracts every fly in town! I wanted to get rid of them but I didn't want to kill all the wonderful butterflies it also attracts. So I went about finding a new way to kill them all. I had some empty Tazo tea bottles I simply poked a pen sized whole in the top, added 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of syrup.Now I do find that these work better if you place them in the sun :O) If you want to use a bigger container simply multiply the ingredients. Make sure your hole is only about the size of a pen cap! Then they can't seem to get back out.lol