Sunday, May 24, 2009

I oughta have my head examined.

Okay fine. I'll move from blog stalker to participant even though I don't have pictures. If I did take pictures I'd have some colorful ones of the tie dye party yesterday. They likely wouldn't, however, show what was going through my mind, which was a phrase I had completely forgotten about that Mimi used to say (although it often applies). What was I thinking inviting 52 kids over to tie dye? Even though only thirty came (I know because Minami took roll--you can see her list for evidence. She even spelled Naitan's name right because she asked him how), I still had my hands full--mixing dye, running to the store for more rubber bands and gloves, making cinnamon rolls, finding bags, usw (und so weiter). Meanwhile, I realized once again that most seventeen/eighteen year olds are still kids, which is both what I like about them and what I need to take into consideration before I wonder why they wouldn't get that there is only one of me and thirty of them. Minami and Joy made cookies, and Adam made ice water and provided the trampoline, the ping pong table, and interesting conversation, so I had help. Still, as it was progressing Mimi's phrase kept coming to mind, "I oughta have my head examined." 

8 comments:

Kaity said...

You are so nice to do that for your students. Tie dye is so stressful sometimes. Thanks for posting.

Karen said...

you're still good, pammy!

Damaris said...

if I went to Kahuku you would of been my fav teacher, I can tell

sienna said...

Tie dye is a lot of work. I never realized until I had to do it all by myself without you to do all the hard part. Good job.

noelle said...

i agree that most 17 and 18 year olds are still kids. and most 20 and 21 year olds too. and I'm kind of wondering when that ends...hmm. Anyway, sounds like fun for the kids though, even though it was a lot of work for you. you really are a great friend to your students.

Pamela Palmer said...

Thanks you guys. You're giving me such good positive reenforcement to continue my photoless posting (and tie dying).

chelsea said...

I kind of thought you were saying mimi's phrase was: "What was I thinking inviting 52 kids over to tie dye?" ...as I was reading and I was thinking, wow I don't remember Mimi tie dying that often, but hay. Ha Ha.

Karen said...

chelsea, that is hilarious! today i sat mimi down to read pammy's post and then asked if she had a comment. "I agree", she said.