The old saying is that "With Age Comes Wisdom". I have decided that old saying is just that - "old" - "too old"! So, I have done my own take on it - "With Age Comes Moxie".
I awoke on May 23 to celebrate my ?? birthday. (I had put three question marks there and then was afraid it may be interpreted I was in the three digits! I made sure it was only two question marks!)
Today was the day the students' end-of-year report cards went home. I had done everything possible to get all of my students to turn in their missing work. Sometimes I have trouble getting parent support. So, when I went to the students for those missing assignments, I got responses like this:
All I could say in return was: "It's the grade you earn." I was going to call parents a final time, but I had already done that, along with writing in the students' agenda books, sending e-mails, and reminders home. (All of that is done on my own time after school.) So, I finalized all the report cards and sent them home. I am assuming this is what happened:
Fortunately, my school day ends at 3:15 on Wednesdays, and I decided to leave on time. All the calls and e-mails had to wait. After work, I decided to stop at Tuesday Morning and pick up some more of those Frank Sinatra dolls for their pivotal caucasian bodies. I had used the first one on "Rear Window" Grace Kelly. I think she looks wonderful!
I could definitely put in an expletive here, but I have strived to keep this blog rated PG. I looked her right in the eyes and said, "No. These are for me. I have a collection of dolls. I like the bodies on these dolls because they can pose. I plan on popping their heads off and using the bodies on other dolls in my collection. Then I am going to sell the duplicate outfits to pay for this purchase."
She just looked startled and responded, "Oh. That's not very nice for these dolls."
"It's not about nice. It's about enjoying my hobby and relieving my stress. It's what keeps me from going postal. It calms me down after a difficult day of trying to teach children whose parents have taught them to be disrespectful of teachers because the parents disrespect teachers."
Two ladies behind me gave applause!
Here is what I did with the Elvis outfit. First I used the body on a Barbie Basic that I hadn't deboxed yet because I didn't have a body donor with the right skin tone. She is wearing the Elvis blouse, a jacket from a Models on Location, and the pants from AFL Vanessa.