Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I Feel Like I Am Living In a Ricola Commercial


Seriously.

As you all know I live directly behind an elementary school.  In fact between our back gate there is a row of trees and then the playground and basketball court.

It has been a fun four years here and I would not trade my lovely view or the sounds of happy kids playing at recess or after school.  It is really nice. [I could live without the screamers tho' - what is it with kids that scream on the playgroud for a solid 30 minutes?]

But....

When recess ends each teacher has his/her own manner of announcing it to the class and it usually entails a whistle.  Whistles are cool.  I can get down with a good ol' fashioned "tweet" every forty five minutes for 8 hours a day, five days a week.  It is to be expected because of our proximity to the school.

However...

Ms. 11:45?  I am not too happy in your choice of hardware because it is very disconcerting to hear a HORN everyday at 11:45.  And not a little horn either. It is a big a** honker of a horn that makes me believe that you think some of your students have wandered off into the hinterlands and you fear they may not be able hear a simple, little coach's whistle.

Lady - let me clue you in.  If I can hear the other teachers' whistles while in the shower I can guarantee you that MARYLAND can hear that freaking horn.

Do us all a favor and buy a whistle.  Better yet can I just bring you one?

14 comments:

Amy said...

I had to laugh at that post. A few years ago we bought Thomas a big horn from a carnival. I am pretty sure it is the same kind of thing. IT IS LOUD. We hid it from the kids. However, once in a while we pull it out and blow. We blow very loud. It's kind of fun, but hearing it every day would drive me bonkers.

Jeannie said...

Mess her up. Buy a similar horn and blow it at 11:40.

Or just make a phone call to the school and ask politely that Ms. Horn get a whistle.

What's with the different recesses? Our schools have recess all at once with a buzzer sounding the beginning and end of each period.

SkippyMom said...

Oh boy Jeannie I about peed my pants laughing at the thought. I would have 60 kids stampeding my house [follow the sound of the horn] but definitely a doable idea.

I don't want to call the school because they all know me there [Wallene used to go there] and I don't want to be a curmudgeon.

Thanks for the laugh.

And Amy - you're a good Mommy. I would never buy the horn b/c my kids would ALWAYS find it. hee

SkippyMom said...

Oh and Jeannie - each grade goes out each hour - they couldn't let the whole school go at once it would be mayhem.

sapphireblue said...

You should get one of those bumble bee horns they had at the world cup.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Hey call the school....you say crumudgeon like it's a bad thing....I say it cuz I R 1. Whistle this school.
Everytime I lay down to take a nap the neighbor from hell lights up a cigar..........odor, stink, wafts in no matter what.....I want a water cannon. Do you think I would mind being called a name...I think not. The Olde Bagg (It's a joke folks)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL! My parents had a conch shell that they blew to summon us home at night.

Jeannie said...

What`s the school`s number - I`ll phone them and tell them I can hear that horn all the way in Canada!

sapphireblue said...

"What's you rates?" Omg! So funny!

Sally said...

I only say this from the perspective of a teacher of hearing impaired students...maybe there is a reason that Ms. 11:45 needs a louder horn. Of course, it would make me crazy (I get irritated when my neighbor starts mowing his side grass which is just outside of my bedroom) and of course there are other better ways to combact the difficultly of a hearing impaired child on a playground :-)

Jeannie said...

justmejeannie@gmail.com

Yum Yucky said...

You should buy a horn and honk it every 3 minutes. People will get confused and blame-accuse the teacher of excessive horn honking. She'll be forced to use a whistle. This is a mastermind plan. I know it will work.

Phelan said...

hahahaha! That's all I got for you. Sorry, I find it funny because it isn't happening to me.

bulletholes said...

Hahahaha! Stealing the picture, using it today.