Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Checkin' the Mail Box

This is what Saige has been doing for the past few days. It's that time of summer again, the tell tale sign that holidays coming to an end when teacher assignments come in the mail. It's a big deal. They wait and hope all summer to see who they got and who is in their class. Chase, in his entire school career, thus far (K-3) has never had a teacher that has been there before. Every year his teacher is young and pretty and brand new. Just how he likes them. He's a love and they eat him up with a spoon. Well friends, there's a new sheriff in town this year. He actually got an established teacher. Uh oh. It is Saige's teacher from last year and not quite as warm and fuzzy as my precious baby is used to. Saige started laughing when we told her who he got. All I can say is, "Buck up little camper, you're not living on easy street anymore."
Now Saige's teacher is a whole other ball game. We have a hard and fast rule here that you gotta "put it out there" you have to "ask the universe" I know, it sounds crazy (hence the title of my blog) but we are firm believers in this (i.e. backstage passes). So this is what we told her to do this year for her teacher. She has never really cared who she got before. She is self sufficient, does her homework, does extra credit. a dream student. When I go in for conferences for her the teacher and I usually end up making small talk cause she's just that easy. This year though is the year she could get the "coolest" teacher in the school. He used to be a third grade teacher and she didn't get him. Last year when she was in fourth he moved up to fifth. This was her last chance. We wished and hoped and asked all the Gods we could think of, we don't discriminate over here, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Mother Nature, whoever's got an open ear. We told her to visualize herself in his room. Yes, I am a little out there, I own that. Guess what? She got him. Not only did she get him but like three of her best friends did too. Yeah for her. Fingers crossed for Chase.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

So in the spirit of "putting it out there".... I would like fortune beyond my wildest dreams.
Have Saige conjour that one up for me. I will buy her a Jonas brother if she can make it happen.
They say money can't buy you happiness... I disagree!

Chris Wood said...

Good going! That whole, visualise it, see yourself in that position thinking can work wonders. I can't explain it - the power of positive thinking or some such - but there you are.

Good call.

Simple Answer said...

I'm glad for Saige. Having a good teacher makes the year so much easier, doesn't it?

Meredith said...

Did someone read The Secret? Good for her..I always got the worst teachers and I remember every one of them. Oh, and my friends would all get the teachers I wanted AND they would all be in class together while I sat all alone with crappy teacher. Every year.

Lula! said...

I'll not tell Libbey that Chase & Saige have 2 more weeks of vaca before returning to school!

Let's put THIS out there: Tickets to the Twilight premiere, pictures and hugs from the cast, friendship with Stephenie Meyer. Sigh...

Jennifer said...

That's great news about the teacher--the teacher can make or break the whole year! I always get nervous opening the paclet from school w/ the class assignments--we got good ones this year too!

I'm all about The Secret!!

Amy said...

Sarah, you have to put it out there yourself. We could do it, but then we'd end up with that fortune, that might irritate you.

I actually never did see or read The Secret. Of course I have heard of it and know what it's about but it was my tarot card reader who told me years ago if I wanted something, just, "Ask the universe." Sometimes little things stick with me although I can barely remember big things.

Sarah said...

Oh.. it's out there!

Lynda said...

My Miss 6 scored the 'cool teacher' this year too... she is excited and terrified at the same time. How did she go from being a little bundle to a 2nd grader so quickly!
Thanks for dropping by.. cheers Lynda

Laurie of the Seven Stories said...

Your daughter sounds like my oldest- a dream! My second, my son, not so much. He is going in to fifth grade and I practically have to hold a gun to his head for him to finish his summer reading.

Like your son, he also plays soccer. Soccer he loves, school no. I pray over him as well. In the end, I think they will all be fine- at least that's what I'm envisioning.