Thursday, November 20, 2008


So another great thing about moving home is being to work at the Artzone again!! Honestly it has been so great being back there. I love all the girls who work there, and we have a blast working together, well at least I know I do.

I honestly love going to work. It is just such a fun environment to be in and I really don't think you can have a bad day being around kids. Even if it is tiring and trying at times, someone will say something that will just make you giggle.

Laura, the owner, said the other day that we needed a book to start writing down funny things that happen at the Artzone. I'm going to start jotting them down here, just to share the giggles. Names will be changed of course to protect the wee ones.

I have been working mornings which are our pre-school classes. I honestly don't think I worked these hours before because I don't remember having kids that weren't potty trained. Anyways, I asked one of the boys who was squirming if they had to go potty. He said no..then paused and said, "I'm just holding my penis." And he totally was, just like making sure it was still there or something. He offered me a cheeto the next time I was working and I most certainly did not eat it, because there was more "penis holding" that day too.

Another tid bit about potty training. For those (boys) that are using the potty, there are two methods. Standing or sitting. When helping them at the toliet I always ask if they sit or stand and I always get the same look, like well Ali, OF COURSE I SIT/STAND. Like how dare I ask a silly question.

Last potty story of the day. Not really a story, just that I don't say bathroom or restroom anymore. I say I'm going to the potty, which is sometimes met with strange reactions.

So today I worked at the Artzone and it was the first time I was in charge. Like during open studio I was the only teacher there, and I taught the art class later in the day, with the help of a new employee at the AZ. Stefanie did stop by during the transition period which REALLY helped and calmed my nerves a bit. Thanks Stef!! It really meant a lot! Anyways, I thought class went realllllly well. I was really happy with the art lesson and the kids seemed to really like it. I told me mom how I was the lead teacher there and she was like so you were like a "teacher" then. And Joe, the funny guy that he is, made a comment to my Dad about finally his money wasn't going to waste. Since I do have a BA in Liberal Studies, essentially Elementary Teaching, and until returning to the AZ I was using it to organize jiu-jitsu tournaments.

As much as I liked organizing tournaments, and yes, I did enjoy it. MOM. I like being able to leave work at work, and not worry about it from the morning I wake up until I finally fall asleep. I have enough crap I have to deal with and would much rather spend my time not at work with my family and Joe. Oh and working on A.M.I card company. Ok not really an enterprise, I just sign the back with a heart and a.m.i. I am currently up to 11 cards I am proud enough to put my name on and sell. I'm thinking I will put them in Stars on Saturday when my mom is working.

Ok seriously rambling. Goodnight!!

1 comment:

Anna said...

I'm happy to hear that you're so happy AND that teaching your first class went off without a hitch. I have to hand it to you - I don't think I could potty train other people's kids with the same fervor.

Isn't it funny how everything works out? We both moved away for a bit only to come back to do the exact same jobs only with a different outlook & perspective on life. Twinsies!