Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tales from the Crypt


...The Crypt being MY BRAIN!

It seems these days, my poor Mommy brain isn't functioning as it should. I know what you're thinking. That's because I'm up at 4AM, blogging. Right? Truth be told, I'm not usually up this early (or this late...depending on how you look at it). We just got back from an airport pick up. A new ESL student arrived tonight. The airport is 2 hours from the Island. You do the math.

I'm so wired now, I can't sleep!
 At the airport, 2 hrs by car from the Island. We were the only ones there.
 Still at the airport. There's just so much one can do at a small airport at almost midnight. Yes, my toddler was still awake. We had to drag the poor kid with us. Luckily for me, she thinks our airport pick ups are fun.

I was just thinking about how my brain seems to have gone to mush. Do you know that today was the first time I realized that BOGO means "Buy One, Get One"!?!?! I feel so stupid! I've seen commercials on TV for Payless BOGO days. It never even occurred to me that it meant "Buy One, Get One", even though I knew that Payless Shoes offered those deals! Duh!

The other day, I said "Steffi and Liz is" instead of "Steffi and Liz are". That really bugs me. I don't usually make slips like that. I majored in English and Linguistics. I teach grammar for a living! Incidentally, did you know that a "mistake" is different than a "slip"?
"Mistakes are errors in choosing an objective or specifying a method of achieving it whereas slips are errors in carrying out an intended method for reaching an objective." (Sternberg, 1996)

Just sayin'.

 Then I do really strange things like orchestrate a Surprise Birthday/Going Away party for one of my students and make the 4 (for the "24") backwards on the cake! I didn't even notice it until the other student pointed it out to me. My friend, who happens to also be a teacher commented, "Well, you teach literacy. Not mathematics."
Bwahahahahahaha! I'm so embarrassed. I'm thinking that I clearly need more sleep.

5 comments:

louann said...

Spaced out moments I think are normal. But you need a little more sleep C! =)

Gingermommy said...

Oh my goodness! I think it is the heat. My son has "politely" been pointing out that I am doing similar. Saying one thing, meaning another lol The other day I said "put the fridge in the milk" and three times in one day I went out to buy bread and came home without it. As long as the important things are not forgotten I think we are fine.
Maybe you need more "me time" like you had the other day :)

C said...

Louann:
;) Thanks, amiga. I think you're right. xoxo

C said...

Gingermommy:
Yes! It *must* be the heat! ;) LOL! "Put the fridge in the milk" HA! I said the exact same thing! My husband, toddler, and students think I am insane!!!

I ALSO went to the store to get something and returned without it!! What is happening to us!? LOL!

BusyMamma said...

It's called having too much on ones plate!! I am always doing things like that these days!
I had to look really hard at that cake though to realize the 4 was backwards!

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