Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Oh mahhh lorrrrd!!!


Okay, I'm a creature of habit. I'm not a fan of surprises and last minute changes. I like order, lists and schedules. Sound a bit stuffy and anal? I wasn't always like this. I used to thrive on the unknown and thought it was wonderful to be free-spirited and just go with the flow...go wherever the wind takes me. Last minute joy rides and road trips with friends to NY, Vermont, (or wherever) were not uncommon practices. Masterminding surprise parties for loved ones was my forte. The best one was the surprise 50th bday bash I planned for my mom with the assistance of her sisters and brother. The theme was Hawaii 5-0 and everyone donned Hawaiian leis, shirts, skirts and drinks in coconut shells. She was surprised and had no clue I'd been planning this for a year.

Anyway, I guess I do like surprises...If I'm the one in control. If it's a surprise on me...I'm not a fan. Hubby and I just got an e-mail stating that the student we were expecting in January is coming in two days. Two days!!! Holy smokes. Talk about last minute changes! Oh, and not only is this student coming for 8 months, but now his brother is coming as well (for 2 months). After getting over the initial shock of the last minute changes, I'm happy to accommodate the brothers. They're good kids and they really want to study English and experience living in Canada. I've taught them before and I firmly believe that the best way to learn a language is to go to the country where that language is spoken. I think it's great that some parents (from countries where English is not the primary language) are able to send their kids to Canada, the US, England, Australia, etc.

Anyway, now it's a mad scramble to get ready for the boys. Must drive to town to get some extra Christmas presents so they won't feel left out!!

2 comments:

Ms. Mamma said...

You are too sweet to make them feel so welcome. Have a nice holiday!

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

So sweet that you're including the students in the family holiday festivities. All kids deserve teachers like you Chris.

Off to bed now. The kids all have colds so guess who 's up at night with them! Sux to have sick kids!

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