Spaz Attack

Thoughts from a big spaz who has lots to spaz about.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

memories anyone? sorry, just had to post. :)

answers to sexy h's questions.

- Who is chinese oppah?
chinese oppah is my friend allen from college. he lives in the bay area with his wife liz so i haven't seen him in a LONG time. sad.
- Any wedding advice?

it's just one day. don't go overboard. :) sorry, i'm not much help here. i just think that some girls go too crazy thinking and planning their weddings. i really do admire people who have smaller, quiet weddings who don't get all sucked into the commercialism of it all. i just think, if two people love each other, it shouldn't matter how fancy their wedding is.

- Any idea how I can get a spot on reality TV like Snooki so that I may land my own gig, charge $20Gs to make an appearance and make $$$?
i could totally see you and p in a reality show...that would be so much fun to watch.
- Have you seen the new Jack in the Box commercial? The one where Jack visits his mom and his dad pops in? :). Its kinda gross but I love it!!! :)
no, i haven't seen this one. we actually got rid of cable awhile back (the best decicion ever!) but i'll try to find it on youtube!
- Would you like a cute pug puppy??? I cant handle mine anymore... :(
ooh, i saw your fb post about your dog...i don't think i could handle that girl. that is just too much for me. the way i see it, i have three kids already (if you include jason) and i don't think i could handle another child.
i can't wait to see you again. i felt so bad last time because p didn't eat anything! next time, he can choose the restaurant for sure!

Friday, October 22, 2010

My answers to Chinese oppa...

1. How is teaching pre-school going, any plans on expanding?

i love it! i can't EVER see myself going back into the classroom. this is perfect for me- i get to stay home, i have only six children, i'm in charge of what tyler and chase learn, the kids crack me up all the time, i set my own hours, get the tax breaks of having a home business, etc, etc... :) i'm not saying there aren't any moments when things get harried with six preschoolers cause it definitely does get crazy at times, but on the whole, i've really enjoyed this past year. no, no plans to expand at the moment. i've thought about it but sometimes the pay off isn't worth the extra effort. for me, i have to still be able to balance out my family life and have FUN doing what i do. i think if i tried to expand right now, the stress and work level of it wouldn't be worth it. maybe in a couple of years when both tyler and chase are in school, i might just do some one on one tutoring. i would love to teach kids how to read, maybe for preschoolers or to help out struggling kindergartners?

2. What have you been up to?

totally doing the whole "mommy thing." what does that look like? wake up at 6:00 every morning, get breakfast on the table, make lunch for tyler and chase, get the kids dressed brushed, check homework and get out the door by 7:40 to drop off tyler, come back home by 8:10 am, do a few things here and there and the children start arriving at at 8:30. school from 8:30-1:10 (12:30 on wednesdays). the time really flies by when the children are here. pick tyler up around 1:30 on most days. mondays- piano for t, tuesdays- spanish for t and c, wednesdays- cooking class for t, thursday- soccer practice for t, fridays- i don't "work" and go to moms group in the mornings. saturday- soccer game for t , sunday- church. in between, do a load of laundry a day, clean up, put things away, have play dates, make sure the kids' brains are somewhat stimulated throughout the day. as night rolls around, get dinner on the table, do dishes, give boys baths, pjs on, story time, children go to bed at 7:30. (oh, and jason comes home at all hours of the night. usually around 6:30 ish or so, but sometimes at 10:00) then, i get ready for the next day, write emails back, pay bills, maybe watch something funny on youtube and, lately, i've been going to sleep really early- around 10:30 and not my usual 12:00. that is my very boring life at the moment. thanks for asking so i could have that documented here on my blog for the boys to read when they get older.

3. Do you miss me? =P

yes, i do. how are you and liz? can you believe how much time has passed since our days in college? sometimes, i would love to just go back in time and spend ONE day in college again. what would i do? hmmm... go to korean class and be bugged by you and d. :) come back to the dorms and get punked by you and d. then maybe do some korean homework (can i copy yours? hehe) then, dinner at koko house for some nutritious chicken and some lemon soju, i mean, lemon gatorade. haha. those were fun days. miss you!

also, i've been meaning to write something in here. maybe some of you noticed that i posted on facebook about this the other night. lately, i've been hearing a lot of parents say, "i don't teach my child at home because i don't want them to be BORED at school." like seriously? it makes my head want to spin when i hear this so please don't ever say it to me. haha. omg, if you want me to go off, ask me about this subject. :) from my experience in the classroom, children who have parents who have taught them- about ANYTHING- is more interested, is more motivated, have higher self esteem, love school more. what? you think that they will yawn and go to sleep if they are taught at home? um, it would be the OPPOSITE from what i've seen. ok, in some very RARE cases are children soooooo advanced and bright that they are actually bored at school...i'm talking near genius children, and i've only met 1 in ten years. the rest all fall in brighter-but-normal category and in all cases, these children LOVED school because they had parents who were smart enough to teach them a few things here and there along the way. and what would happen, you say, if you taught something at home and they learned it again at school, well, wouldn't you say review is a great thing and that children need to review things often for something to stick? i don't know, sometimes someone will tell me with such PRIDE that she doesn't teach her kids anything, and i just smile and think, "we'll good for you!" i am the number one advocate that parents are their child's first teacher. i've been in the classroom so i know just how hard it is to teach a class of 33 children in ONE class. i could go on and on about this, but i think i'll step off my soap box for today. it's just something that irks me....why be proud of saying that you don't work with your child "at all?" WHY?!!!!

h, i'm getting to your questions next, girl! thanks for calling me yesterday. you rock.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

yo yo yo.... what a weird morning. i woke up and went straight to take a shower without looking at the time. i assumed that it was around 6:00 because that's when i usually wake up, but when i came out of the shower, i realized that was 4:30! kind of cool because i feel like i get some quiet time before the three monsters wake up but i think that's so weird.... here are some of my random thoughts this morning.

1. recently, i started writing without any capitals. people, don't ever start this habit because once you start, it's REALLY hard to break. now, it's so much easier just to write like this and i do it even when i know that i shouldn't... like when i write to the parents at my school!

2. i don't know why the bathoom in our master bedroom doesn't have a door. i just don't get it. i mean, it's not suppose to have a door...there is just a big opening. there are times i want to use the bathroom when jason is sleeping and i can't because i don't want to wake him up! for instance, i might even be doing my make up in there right now if i could close a DOOR so the light wouldn't wake him up! can someone explain this to me!

3. so, since i woke up SOO early this morning, i just curled my hair right now using hot rollers. don't laugh- it's been a LONG time since i last used them. everytime i use hot curlers, it reminds me of a conversation that i had with someone my junior year in high school. ok, let me start off by saying that before claud and i went to whitney high, we went to mayfair high where we were only two of a handful of asians. all the other girls would come to school with these beautiful curls and we quickly learned that they used hot rollers in their hair every morning. of course, claud and i started to do this too. so anyways, we moved and started going to whitney and we continue to curl our hair with hot curlers. if i think about it now, that's pretty crazy. i mean, i wouldn't study for a test, but damn it, i would take my time in the morning to curl my hair! haha... i didn't even think twice about it. actually, the whole process was so easy for us because we had done it for so long. you would be amazed. we would go from straight hair to bouncy curls in less than five minutes....that's how efficient we were! haha.... so going back to the conversation that i had with some girl. she was sitting next to me in class and said, "do you really curl your hair?" i was like yes and she said slowly, "oh, you really do curl your hair." ok, her words don't mean much but it was the WAY she said it, like in TOTAL DISGUST at it! she was one of those really smart girls and i am sure she couldn't believe that i would spend any time curling my hair. for some reason, EVERY time i use hot rollers in my hair, i think of this girl and how she asked me that with such disdain written all over her face and it makes me laugh. yes, even i can't believe that i used to do high school!

3. i love, love, love the look for painted nails but dude, it's so not worth the effort to me. i mean, i get my nails done and the polish will chip in ONE day. then, i get so mad thinking of the money i spent getting my nails done and vow never to walk into a salon again. oh, it only gets a little better if i do it myself at home because at least i didn't shell out twenty some dollars but i think about the TIME i spent on them and vow never to do it again. if someone could tell me how to make my polish stay on for at least a week, i'll get them done, but until then, i will have to look at my bare fingernails!

4. someone once told me that she can't be around people who complain about their lives- that it brings her down. that got me thinking of an article i read that said that some people LIKE being around people who compain about their lives because it makes them feel better about their own lives. that made me think to myself, "what group do i belong in? do i like being around people who complain about their lives because it makes me feel better about mine or do i like being around people who are so happy in their lives and never have a complaint in the world?" and i came up with an answer...i like being around people who are honest. if they have things to complain about, then sure.....go right ahead. if they have the greatest life ever, they don't need to hide that from me... i like being around people who are grounded in REALITY and tell me the truth.

5. tyler is so cute. he is really into doing math lately. i'm not kidding. yesterday, he brought me a blank sheet and asked me to write out math problems for him. nothing crazy- just simple addition and subtraction. he brought the paper back to me when he was done and on top he wrote, "math is the BEST!!!" haha...cracked me up...what a nerd! didn't get that from me!

6. i'm realizing more and more that i am a homebody. i love being at home more than anything. don't know what my problem is. when jason tells me, let's go here, i don't jump for joy. even to places that people would think would be make a vacation... i just don't care to go! i think of all the money we would spend on food, on hotel, and i would rather just stay home and use the money on other things. i don't find vacationing all that fun or worth the trouble. when i was younger, my family never went anywhere and maybe that's where my "problem" started. also, i always have this list of things that i have to do around the house and it kind of stresses me out to be away from these things that i have to do. not saying that i would even DO these things if i were to stay at home, but i feel stressed to be away from things that i have do or might do...does that make sense? just realizing more and more that some people love and look forward to going on vacations. i, on the other day, love and look forward to quiet days at home.

can't wait till thanksgiving and christmas! my favorite time of the year!
have a great monday. hey a and h, i will answer your questions soon! :)

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Have all lost all my readers? So sorry for the lack of posts. My mind is literally blank these days of any thoughts. No, I take that back. I do have goes like this: When will these boys be able to wipe their own asses? They're hungry... again?! Oh, how cute...they are playing together and pretending to be Power Rangers. Why is someone crying? Gosh darn it, STOP acting like you're Power Rangers! I'm returning all these Power Rangers DVDs to Netflix right now because I swear it's making them violent. Who put these in the Netflix queue anyways? Oh, me.

Since I'm totally out of all ideas to write about, I JUST had an idea. I've been watching some youtube videos and sometimes people will vblog about things that people comment I'm thinking, maybe if someone asks a question on my comments, I will answer it... even if I only get one question or 100 questions (more likely will get one question...haha...). You could keep it anonymous if you want but I promise to answer it. I'm hoping this will lift my writer's block and get me writing in here again. :) Oh, let the fun times begin!