Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Unhooking Your Eyes.

Little J said to me today, "Mrs. Overman, I really wish I could make those things that hook my eyes forward unhook so I could see my brain."

Me: What?

J: Yeah, I saw on SpongeBob how he unhooked his eyes and they rolled around in there and he saw his brain. But it was only dark in there. I could see my brain if I looked. Plus, the smarter you are, the more gigantic your brain is!

Me: Oh really?

J: Yeah, but I don't think my brain is going to be that gigantic when I see it.

Me: Why not? You're really smart.

J: Yeah, but I just think it's kinda medium-size.


Today we had a special program about bumblebees.

Did you know when you're seven and you learn a lot about bumblebees three things happen?

1. EVERYTHING looks like/might just be a bumblebee, so WATCH OUT!

2. You don't want to play outside anymore on account of the fact that you will probably get stung.

3. You find yourself running in circles from things that might be a bumblebee (see point 1) and refuse to leave your teacher's side for your entire recess and cry when she reminds you to "enjoy the day and play".

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pregnant Mommy

I heard this story today...thought I'd pass it along to you all.

Someone said recently a little girl (probably less than four years old, she guessed) came into her shop with her pregnant mommy. Amanda talked with the little girl about her mom's growing tummy and the little girl responded, "Yeah, I really hope it's a puppy."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bones, Bones, and More Bones

We're doing a mini-unit on the human body. Learning facts. Cutting out organs. Reading stuff. Checking out pictures. Doing experiments.

We're pretty cool in here what with all our body knowledge.

Now--remember the kid who had a mini-breakdown over eating chicken drumsticks at lunch? (see previous post titled "Chicken Drumsticks")

On the way out the door today, he stopped me and said, "Mrs. Overman, I really think all this body stuff is just gross."

I said, "Well, knowing how much you hated chicken bones at lunch, I don't think you're gonna like what we're putting on our paper bodies tomorrow."

N: "WHAT?!"

Me: "Tomorrow we're adding the bones!"


Five bucks says he's absent tomorrow.


Sunday, April 13, 2008


Today our pastor repeatedly made a point by using the same phrase/question a few times:

"Does anyone else see the problem with this logic?" (The rhetorical answer: yes, this logic in particular was a big problem).

He had made four of his five points this morning with probably 1000 people in attendance in this service. Everyone was waiting, listening intently, and he said again something along the lines of "Does anyone else see the problem in this logic?"

and then a teeny toddler voice broke the stillness:


Denny said the only thing he could really say:

"Now I know why we have a nursery."

Thursday, April 10, 2008


My friend Katie tagged me and because I love her and well, I want to, I'll answer the questions.

Oh, and I'm in Florida just hangin...why not?

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What I was doing ten years ago:
1. Ending my junior year of high school.
2. Working at an education store.
3. Deciding things about college (major and place).
4. Dating the only other guy I ever dated other than my husband.
5. Hanging out by the country club pool.

Five things on my to-do list today (oh, remember, I'm in Florida on Spring Break):
1. Eat lunch
2. Lay out
3. Play in the ocean some more
4. Upload photos to Facebook
5. Read some more

Places I have traveled:
1. Jamaica
2. Cayman Islands
3. Mexico
4. almost every state in the continental US
5. St. Simon's Island

Snacks I enjoy:
1. York Peppermint Patties
2. String Cheese
3. Any chocolate
4. Fruit
5. Baked Cheetos

Five bad habits of mine:
1. Not listening to voicemail
2. Not grading papers quickly
3. hitting snooze too many times
4. Speaking too quickly without thinking
5. Assuming the worst

Things I'd do if I were a billionaire:
1. Buy and maintain houses for all my family/friends
2. Buy some vacation houses
3. Give half of it away to people who need it

Five places I've lived:
1. Muncie, Indiana
2. North Webster, Indiana
3. Warsaw, Indiana
(yep, that's really it...and I spent the first 23 years of my life in Muncie...)

Five jobs I've had:
1. Lifeguard
2. Teacher
3. Coach
4. Sign Language Interpreter
5. IM Sports Head Supervisor @ BSU (first girl ever! ROCK!)

Five people I tag:
1. Deanna Greene
2. Evan Overman
3. Cathy Laker
4. Sarah Amick
5. Jen Barney