Thursday, December 6, 2012

Karen's Khristmas Kiddie Korner

So, the coolest thing happened yesterday.

One of my favorite little dancers came into my office right before class and saw a Christmas Tinkerbell on my desk.  She pointed to her and asked why I had her on my desk.  I told her that Tinkerbell was going to help me decorate.  The little one told me I was silly because Tinkerbell wasn't real.  Thinking quickly, and remembering my Elf rant from last year, I told her that Tinkerbell can only move when no one is looking.  She looked at me and said, "No way.  She's not real.  Why isn't she moving?"  I told her that we were there looking at Tinkerbell so she couldn't fly.  She wasn't convinced but let it go.  We headed into the class room and she ran ahead of me to see her friends.  I saw my chance and went over to her mom and asked if she would move Tinkerbell in my office while we were in class and quickly explained.  She smiled and agreed. 

After class, we all went to my office for stickers.  As soon as we got in there, I looked around and asked where Tinkerbell was.  The little girl looked and looked and found her across the office on a shoe box.  Her eyes were as big as dinner plates and she looked up at me with these huge eyes and flushed cheeks and said, "She IS real!"

I know some of you are thinking "See, see, you hypocrite, you're using the Elf thing."  Yes, I did use the Elf thing, but I didn't use it to bribe, I used it to keep a child innocent and childlike.  

Such a great feeling to keep some magic alive in these times of growing up too fast.  

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Karen's Kiddie Corner

I teach young children to dance.  It's very frustrating yet at the same time it's very rewarding.  It's also full of surprises.

The other day, we were working on our splits.  One of the 4 year olds tried a split.  Then she said: "This hurts my vagina."

........ Uh......... Er.......... Hm........

My assistant is no help, she's laughing in the corner, and this little girl is looking at me with such earnest eyes all I could say was "Well, it shouldn't hurt.  Let's try toe touches."

Good times, good times.

Karen's Krazy!

So I'm a slacker...

I started this blog and was pretty faithful to it... for a while.  Life and illness just kind of krept in on me. It's hard to keep EVERYTHING on track ALL the time.  Hell, I can hardly keep my Kaboose on track for a day!  (You see what I did there?  Huh?  Huh?... Yeah...)

I've been on some new meds that have really helped me return to some semblance of normal so I think I'm ready to rejoin Blogworld.  I've resolved to try to get to this blog more often.  I have had so many great ideas and so many things to talk about, then I promptly forget them all!

Plus, it is almost time for Karen's Kristmas Korner... I have a feeling that those naughty little elves are going to be back...  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Karen's Kitty Kousin Korner - Addendum!

There is a new Kitty Kousin!

At Crappyfest, a friend of mine sent out the alert of a little litter of unwanted kitties.  I put my staff on it right away, and.....

Meet Ruthie!  She lives in the South with her sisters Mya and Olivia.

She was the runt of the litter and so tiny at 3 weeks old.

Look at her now!!!