Things That Scare Me

Mamacita says: I’m really not afraid of very many things, but those few things I am afraid of, I’m terrified of. TERRIFIED. Here are a few. 1.  Driving in the dark on snowy roads with faded center and side lines. … Continue reading

Still More Things I Haven’t Done Yet

Mamacita says: There are so many things I haven’t done yet; it’s sadly easy to find ten things when I do these posts. 1. I have never tasted Ovaltine. 2. I have never seen a single episode of Sponge Bob. … Continue reading

An Exception Must Be Made for My Kid, and Hurry It Up

Mamacita says: Everybody on the basketball team is trying really, really hard. Some of them are displaying amazing skills, while others aren’t quite up to the same level of competence. Some of them can hit almost every basket; others on … Continue reading

Analogy: 2 Points for Every Player?

Mamacita says: Everybody on the basketball team is trying really, really hard. Some of them are displaying amazing skills, while others aren’t quite up to the same level of competence. Some of them can hit almost every basket; others on … Continue reading

I See Stupid People

  Mamacita says:  It worries me that so many of our students don’t have enough schema to make simple connections – at least, what were once considered simple connections. You know.  Those people, places, events, and stories that EVERYBODY knows? … Continue reading

To Literally Pinch a Loaf. . . .

Mamacita says:  I never hear the word “loaf” without remembering the last junior high dance I ever chaperoned.  I always loved to chaperone those little dances, even though we were not paid for doing so, unlike the teachers who worked … Continue reading