Thursday, April 30

First day of class

Well I'm officially back to real life since I've been home to New Zealand. How do I measure real life? I don't really know. But I am beginning real school again. Like hard classes. Unlike the fantasy school of New Zealand.

So for my New Testament class our teacher is really cool. And he opened the class with a few questions.

1. Has anyone ever lived in a different country?
-Of course I raised my hand. I lived in New Zealand...for a few months... I know a lot of people don't think that counts but it totally does.
2. Can anyone do an impression of a famous person?
-No one volunteered.
teacher: "You guys are a bunch of mormons" (making fun of us for not sharing)
3. Can anyone here do a weird body trick?
a couple of people raised their hands. One guy just made a popping sound with his supposed "double jointed jaw" what does that even mean? All jaws have two joints. duh. the other person just put her hand behind her back and waved. I can totally almost do that.
Well at first I forgot my special talent. But then I remembered. But I hesitated. Then I thought of the aforementioned stargirl and what she would do in this situation. So of course I raised my hand.
"I can flap my left nostril"
A sound of surprise from the classroom
So I did what no one else can do and I breathed in really hard through my nose. As I do this, one nostril flaps open and shut open and shut. They had me turn do it again and face all directions so everyone could see it.
thank you stargirl for not only reminding me who I am but to not be afraid to BE who I am.

Wednesday, April 29


So as I said before I am watching these kids and sometimes I find myself bored. Like when they watch the same spongebob show for the millionth time. (I am doing better about not letting them watch tv...playing is so much more like real life)

Well I read. I have averaged a book a day. Just like 200 page chapter books for elementary school kids.
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • The Black Cauldron
  • Stargirl
  • Frindle
  • Skinnybones
  • Wait Till Helen Comes

K Stargirl is officially my favorite book other than harry potter books. It is amazing. This girl is absolutely everything I want to be - she only cares about others and she is crazy and totally herself no matter what.

Frindle and Skinnybones make me laugh out loud.

Wait Till Helen made me really scared. That author just sets this spooky mood that freaks you out. and it's a kids book!

All I'm sayin is that if you have nothing better to do and you are watching tv, which is so dumb, you should just read some of these books.

Monday, April 27


I am babysitting my cousins (shown via picture) in SL for the week. I've been here since Friday morning.

I wonder if I am going to be like this when I'm a mom. Always wanting to die half the time and thinking "this was fun at first but now I just want to go sleep." And I realized that this may be what my life will be like starting sometime in the next decade and ending in like 20 years. so yeah. the next 30 years of my life are going to be like this. Waking up. waking others up. Getting others dressed and lookin good. Not getting myself dressed and lookin good until like 3pm. If at all.
So right now in my life (aside from this glipse of mommy-time) I am living the most selfishly that I will ever live. And I will enjoy this time enourmously.
But I guess as a mom you start with one and build from that...instead of having all of em at once. then there's the fact that they are from you, which has also boggled my mind. Of course I will lick the chocolate off their hands because it's like my own hand...Yeah I think being a real mom will be cooler. all that special love that I don't really know about yet and stuff I hear about is part of the deal too.
But I really love these kids a lot too. Just look at them they are so darling.