Friday, December 31, 2010

Next time I'm going to lie

Jude:  "Mom, look!  My kazoo is broken!"

Weenie:  "It's not broken!  You have to use your voice.  It won't work if you just blow."

Jude:  "You mean like this!"  (Insert hideous screeching sound here.)

Weenie:  "Yep, you got it!"

Husband:  "Next time just agree the damn thing is broken, okay?!"

Weenie:  "Okay!"

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Green Beer

Today at work I taught a bunch of crazy Japanese 3rd graders.  Since Christmas is right around the corner, I did an introductory class on Christmas in America.  We studied a few basic Christmas vocabulary words, including the word reindeer.  But, unfortunately, my students had a hard time saying reindeer, and, instead, they kept saying green beer.  After I corrected them several time, I gave up.

So, now there are a bunch of Japanese 3rd graders going around yelling  green beer every time they see a reindeer.  I think my job here is done!   I have, again, corrupted the youth of Japan.  All in a day's work...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Watchin' TV

Love it!  I'm sure this what Husband would love to do to me when I'm bugging him!

Monday, December 6, 2010

I was shushed by a 3 year old

So, I added a couple of new English lessons recently.  Now, I will be teaching 2 "baby" classes every other Friday.  The classes consist of Japanese toddlers ranging in ages from 2-3.  They are the cutest little things ever, except that a few of them aren't used to me, yet.  It usually takes a while for the little ones to get adjusted to a new teacher.

Well, last Friday I taught a lesson about Christmas.  We sang Christmas carols and made Christmas cards.  During our craft portion of the class, I went up to a little 3 year old boy and tried to get him to say Christmas tree, red, green, snow, etc.  Apparently, he wasn't ready to speak to me, so he kindly raised his finger to his mouth and shushed me.  Then, in Japanese he explained that he didn't want to talk to me because I was new to him.  I understood him and walked away.  I returned about 2 minutes later and tried to talk to him again.  Unfortunately, I got the same response:  shush!  This happened repeatedly, each time I burst out in laughter.  The kid's mom was embarrassed, but I thought it was hilarious.

There's nothing funnier than being shushed by a 3 year old!  I love my job!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Back from paradise

We got back from Thailand on Wednesday.  It truly was the best vacation ever!  Here are a few pics for your viewing pleasure.
We went elephant trekking.
We went to the Similan Islands.  
We snorkeled...
...with a sea turtle!
This trip was heaven on earth!  I can't wait to go back again!