Thursday, April 21, 2011

First time with ICLW!

I'm very new to this blogging business but I must say I am thoroughly enjoying it...and enjoying reading others in similar sticky spots and situations.....and as awful as it is, it's nice to know you aren't alone.  It's nice to read about success in the face of failure too.  Gives me some sign that there is hope.  I signed up for ICLW to make sure I am actually commenting, not just reading the bazillion blogs out there.

So if you are here...welcome to my blog!  I am getting closer to my 2nd IVF in June.  I am a Kindergarten teacher and it makes most sense for me (physically and emotionally) to wait for school to be over. 

Here are three reasons why I love teaching Kindergarten:

1. Some of my kiddos lean on me when I help them. ...lean their heads on my arm. Love it that they aren't afraid to be loving.
2. If you ever need a confidence boost come to a kindergarten classroom.  I have one student who asks me several times a week to "guess" who the best teacher in the world is....can you guess who?? (It's me btw..)  They love everything about you. Seriously.  Your socks, shirt, shoes, earring, necklace, sticker on your name it! And they tell you!  (They will also tell you that you have a big fat zit on your face--this has happened..thank you Luke...)
3. I love the learning that takes place in the short time I am with them...simply amazing what their little brains soak up!!  I especially love the writing! See below... (try to read his ear spelling [aka phonetic writing])

Here is the number one reason which leads me to want to rip out all my hair and sometimes really, really dislike my job:  PARENTS.

not all parents mind you.  Ironic that I want to be one....a good one of course. It's not to say that I have "bad" parents....just parents who have picked up on some bad habits....and need a slap across the head because they are not doing their child any favor! (take a breath...done with mini rant). Not that I won't make fantastic mistakes but I hope that after all my time around kids and parents I will pick up on some good habits and role models.

Good night! I hope to connect with more of you!


  1. Hi Kelli!

    Welcome to the blogging world. :o) I'm here from the ICLW. I am also a kindergarten teacher and a fellow infertile. My first egg retrieval was today, 4/22 so tomorrow we wait for the fertilization report. :o) Here is my teaching website if you ever want to visit: :o)

    I am also the editor of an online book club for women struggling with infertility. If you like books and want some company, come join us. :o)

    Kim @ The Ladies in Waiting Book Club

  2. Hi Kim! Thanks for the invite to your book club...I love reading and don't make enough time for it so I will definitely take a look! It's probably just what I need! All the best with your fertilization results! =0) Cheers!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! I was seriously laughing out loud at the picture... how adorable!!! Sounds like such a rewarding job! I teach undergrads... I don't get the same fun pictures, but the comments they make sometimes are really great! ;)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy ICLW!!

    Little kids really are awesome!! Sounds like you love your job!

    Best of luck for your next IVF cycle. xx

  5. Hi there! I'm stopping by for ICLW. I also started blogging not that long ago and am really happy that I did. I went through a lot to have our first baby and am starting to think about starting the process again for maybe number two. It's wonderful to find other people in similar situations. I'm also a teacher too. I mostly taught 2nd grade but spent time in K-2 and love the little kids! It's such an amazing job and I miss it all the time. Good luck with your IVF cycle. I'll be rooting for you!

    ICLW #117