the wheels on go ’round, the brakes go psycho and i’m goin’ home

Date December 14, 2008

Getting to school is no easy task.

A bus picks the teachers up early every morning and takes us down the mountain, through the valley, up the other side and to the little red schoolhouse.  I generally fire up the ole ipod and zone out for the trip.  Well, zone out while simultaneously trying desperately not to blow chunks.

I’m a multi-tasker and a true Southern belle (that’s why I can say blow chunks with such gentility).

Now, IF I survive the bus ride to school I have to survive the day with fifth graders.  Sounds easy enough, right?  Then you factor in the hormones and the flirting and the note passing and the hair fixing and the punch throwing and easy gets upgraded to hold-on-honey-and-just-try-not-to-hurt-anyone.  Violence isn’t the answer.

So, if by some miracle from our good Lord and Savior I see the end of the day, I get to crawl back onto the vomit wagon and start multi-tasking all over again.  Ah, the simple pleasures in life.

And the pleasures they just keep on a comin’.

See, on Friday, dear friends, it was hot on the bus and it was the kind of humid that wreaks havoc on even the straightest of hair and there were lots of people sitting in a small, cramped space and they were chatting it up like the holidays were already here and the brakes of that precious bus screeched like five hundred feral cats and I happened to have been doing Christmas crafts all day.

I admit it, I considered slaughtering my teddy bear reputation and adding to the chaos.  I was about two seconds from gnashing of teeth and slinging obscenities when I remembered that next Friday I won’t be anywhere near the Andes Mountains.  I’ll be home.

And the rest of the ride didn’t seem all that bad.

5 Responses to “the wheels on go ’round, the brakes go psycho and i’m goin’ home”

  1. Kylie said:

    Em… you always manage to make me smile with your amazing writting. Taking me with you where ever it is your writtin about.
    I bet your so so excited to be counting down the days until your back home!
    Keep you chin up over this next week, it’s not long now. 🙂

    Love Ya

  2. Dani said:

    YAY! I can NOT wait to see you!

  3. Nieca said:

    There is absolutely nothing like HOME!!! You’re almost here!!! Can’t wait to see you and hopefully sing this time around…


  4. Lindsay said:

    Please let me know how to get in touch with you next week!!!! We’ll be in N. MS 20th – 25th.

    PS. I’m bringing your box to you…..who needs the usps…. 😉

  5. Lou said:

    I can’t seem to figure out how to type the sound I am wanting to make. I am soooooooooooo excited that you will be home soon. You said you would be home Friday! Colton’s birthday is Friday and we are having a party. Lots of family will be there. You can come to if you want too. As if there will be no one to see! hahaha