Greetings friends. It’ s me, Crystal. Owner of this hot mess establishment we call Kreative in Kinder. We are still friends aren't we? I know, I’m the MIA chickadee that’s been swimming upstream this year. Things are getting better though. I think. Wait, I need to go knock on wood. Ha!
Seriously, I am determined to make this year work. This year is known as the year of changes. And changes. Oh, and changes. Objective changes, curriculum changes, overall atmosphere of kids kind of changes. Yep, ch ch ch changes. (You are either singing that song OR you don’t know what the heck I am talking about and I am officially OLD, sigh.) These changes have me stretched to the max. Lots of pulling at my heart, shedding of tears, my nerves, my sleep schedule. I know, I am preaching to the choir here. I hear you screaming, PREACH. Ha!
And, because my life isn’t crazy enough, my middle child had the flu last week. Yep, he’s starting us off nice and early. At least I was a crazy proactive mom that ran straight to urgent care as soon as he started running a fever so he kicked it in three days. I think Jesus has jokes. Love me some Jesus but man oh man, he thinks I have a cape or something lately. I keep looking in my closet for it. All I can find are jeans that don’t fit! Ha! I think my super hero name would be Super Hot Mess, or Captain Hot Mess. Can girls be Captains? I will have to ask my youngest. He can school me on all things super heroes. I think my super power would be to have the ability to clone myself. It only makes sense. I can have one chase that kid, one read to a group, one pass out tissues because the snot problem has run amuck, one monitor the bathroom because apparently it is cool to miss the toilet lately, and one that can play with my hair because that relaxes me. Ha!
I have asthma. I am sure I have complained about this before. Well, today I had a lot of trouble because of the constant weather changing so I had to take a few breathing treatments and a steroid. This is why I am still awake at midnight. And why I am all hyped up like I broke into the convenience store and drank all the coffee, mountain dew, and ate all the candy. OMG why am I still awake?! Why am I talking a million miles an hour in my head?
Oh, and guess what else? I created something new today. Can you believe it. It’s been months since I had time to sit down and actually make something I needed. I was looking at my calendar and honestly, December could have me breathing into a paper bag already. I kind of went into a panic yesterday. As in, I already bought all of my own kids Christmas presents on Amazon yesterday because I don’t think I will have time shop. I know, that’s super crazy but they are all teens and only wanted a few things, usually one big thing.
Can I tell you the most ridiculous thing? (Sorry, I’m being attacked by squirrels and can’t focus) My daughter wants a mermaid tail. Yes, my soon to be 18 year old daughter would like her very own mermaid tale that she can swim in that has super special fin to make it real. Um, how can it be “real” when mermaids are not real? Secondly, do you know that those things cost up to $400!! No thank you. She will swim in it three times and I will have to supervise this situation to make sure she doesn’t drown and then she will get bored or it will be too hard and she won’t wear it anymore. People, I can’t make this stuff up! I did find one for $100 on amazon though. She said that if I won’t buy her one then can I just give her money (so she can buy her own). It’s a lose-lose mermaid tail situation here.
Back to my first thought. December will be craziness with special activities, field trips, studying holidays around the world, and topped off with the beloved holiday party. So, I made this HolidayHelper set. Want to know something else crazy?! (I’m full of all kinds of random information tonight, or is it this morning, idk.) I was thinking as it posted that stuff must of frozen over since I finally made something since THIS SUMMER, and guess what happened? It started SNOWING! And in right now! In Texas. In NOVEMBER! What on Earth?! Is that a good sign? I hope so. Pure craziness. This also means that when I wake up in a few hours, if I can ever go to sleep, I need to leave even earlier because the roads could potentially be wet and people in Texas do not know how to drive in any sort of cold weather. Truth.
Do you have a week of Thanksgiving off? I do and I am so stinking excited about it too! My kids do not because they are in a different district and I am also excited about that because I can go grocery shopping and prep everything before they go on break without chasing my tail.
Okay, I am out of control with this post. I’m pretty sure I will read this tomorrow and say, what the heck?! Ha! Ugh, this medicine gives me a super headache. My friend was super sweet and dropped off some essential oils to help with my asthma. I’m not sure if I am supposed to bath in it, smell it or drink it but I think I will read the instructions and then attempt to go to bed. I’ve got 22 littles to attend to in the morning. They come to school wired for sound too. I wasn’t at school on Friday because I was home with the flu kid so I am sure I have great things to look forward to upon my return. Ha!
Click the pics to see more of my latest and as always, it’s on sale for its debut. I'll do my best to come back tomorrow to post what we have been up to in our classroom.
I also added some fun t-shirts to my store this weekend too.
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Love and virtual hugs!