Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Clay Baboons and My First Guest Blogger!

Can you believe Leap Blog Day is finally here?!  Because I have a hard time making decisions and following directions, I have actually invited 3 awesome bloggers to guest-post here over the next few days.

Up first is the talented Stephanie from Clay Baboons.  Stephanie was an elementary school teacher for eight years until July 2011.  That was when she and her husband, a military guy, relocated to a rural village in Eastern Canada. 

Be sure to have a read and check out Clay Baboons!  I promise you'll laugh. 
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They were play-wrestling. I thought this one might need an explanation.
 

Thank you so much to Marianne for inviting me to hang out on her fabulous blog! I love We Band of Mothers and am honoured to be a guest here. This post is dedicated to parents and teachers the world over - and, of course, to the bright and funny 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds that I've had the pleasure of teaching over the past decade, in seven different schools and four different cities.


 

28 comments:

  1. LOVE IT. And when can I get in an alternate reality time tunnel and have Stephanie as my 2nd grade teacher?

    xxo
    MOV

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  2. Out of the mouth of babes.
    Great guest post. :)

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  3. I'm so excited! This is my VERY FIRST guest post! Thanks Marianne. (And also I have a blog crush on you.)

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  4. I love it! I often wonder what reports our childrens' teachers have gotten through the years!

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  5. The "math makes mommy need wine" made me laugh because I totally relate to that. I need that on a t-shirt. Only swap out wine for Cake vodka.

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  6. Great post!! And my favorite motto about believing half! Very clever!

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  7. HAH! This is hilarious. I was a total tattle tale to my teachers about my parents... like my kindergarden teacher, Mr. Tindall (who my father called Mrs. Tinsel).

    Poor teachers. And parents.

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  8. This is EXCELLENT! Ha ha love it :)

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  9. Good job! I wish my mommy and daddy did sex a lot.
    .....er...no I don't
    Your clay talents are always impressive!

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  10. Really funny, Stephanie! I sure hope teachers only believe half...maybe less than half. Wait, what are my kids telling those teachers?!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I cannot believe I just found you crazy amazing ladies ...

    ... now my day is shot as I follow your crazy amazing blog hop ...

    :)

    Linda

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  12. I shudder to think what my kids have said over the years. Thankfully, you have a sense of humor. I know that a few of our teachers did not.

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  13. Bahahahahaha!

    My nephew told everyone in school that Aunt Lisa is pregnant. I grew up in that town, and half the teachers went to school with me. A year later, I'm still randomly having people ask me about it when I show my face around there. Who knows what else he has said...

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  14. OMG! This is a scream. So many gems, and every one absolutely true, I'm guessing.

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  15. This is so cute. Love it. As a former teachers aide I have heard many of those tales. Great fun!

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  16. HA! Stephanie, you are hilarious. My parents were both teachers ... I've heard these!

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  17. I love Stephanie. She totally rocks and I follow her everywhere!

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  18. This is fantastic! I now have a new blog to add to my reader! Thank you!

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  19. Yay, Stephanie! Thanks for posting! And welcome to the crazy ride, Linda!

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  20. I love it - I wish I knew what the home conversations were, but I have a soon-to-be kindergartener, so I guess I'll find out!

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    keep up the excellent work

    Sergio Ferrara

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  22. I like that one "Mommie told the office I went to the doctor but we really just slept in"... that's what I did today. I slept in... but I should have gone to the doctor. I've been sick most of the month. I hope you got my guest post.

    Donna

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  23. Dear everyone, I usually make at a personal mission to respond to every comment. But there's no reply button here, so instead I'll just give a blanket: hi! Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed! And yes, I have heard every single one of those things. And they always made me laugh and made me love the kid, the parents, and the family all the more.

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  24. "What's a tequila?!" ooooh my funny.

    This was a great post!

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  25. This is your funniest, yet. As a former teacher, I know this is all sooo true and I shudder to think of what they said happened at school. My son probably made that wine comment once or twice about me. You have a good argument for a deal here...

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