Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thank the Thankless Jobs

This came from an email I received today and thought it was the perfect time to share this!

There are many roles and professions in our society that are terribly underappreciated. They could use an “atta boy” or "atta girl," and this is the perfect season for praise. If you see them, thank them. If they are in a restaurant, pick up their tab. Report to their boss that they do a great job. Get creative.

Here are just a few examples of people who give a lot and get a little:

Janitor – Notice how the hallways in your office building or school are usually free of trash and dust? You go into the bathroom and everything is ready to go. And it's all done by someone with a name tag. It's one of the hardest labor jobs to be a janitor, yet he or she only gets recognized when something is messy. Change that.

Teacher – Sadly, kids are generally more disrespectful of teachers than they were even 20 years ago. If teacher pay went up as much as paperwork has and child discipline needs to, they wouldn't need their pension funds. To boot, many parents think that teachers are the problem when kids bring home bad grades.

Garbage man – To paraphrase an old saying: Stop doing your job for a month, and have the garbage man stop doing his for a month. See whose absence is more noticed. If any of us did the work for a day, we'd appreciate our jobs a lot more.

Police and fire personnel – The police are usually noticed only when they're giving you a ticket. Firefighters get the attention when you pull over on the side of the road to let them through. But they are both doing important work.

Military – After a person sees enough reports about the armed forces on the news, they tend to grow numb to it. But our men and women are still over there, doing their jobs just as much as ever. Don't forget how we're being kept safe by people that most of us will never meet.

Mom and Dad – This one may not seem like it belongs here, but we think so. When the kids come, it's not just about you anymore. In fact, virtually nothing is about you. Most people wouldn't have it any other way, but that doesn't mean a pat on the back isn't welcome. The food, shelter, band-aids and teething–it's a lot of work. And that's not even getting into those infamous teen years. Plus, parents lack something that everyone else on this list gets—a paycheck.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

If your a teacher...you MUST read...

After being interviewed by the school administration, the teaching prospect said, "Let me see if I've got this right.................

"You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.

"You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.

"You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship,sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.

"You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the state exams.

"You want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents by letter, telephone newsletter, and report card.

"You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.

"You want me to do all this and then you tell me... "I CAN'T PRAY?"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Looking for potty chair advice

Well my guys are four and I think that its time to give potty training a try. Do I think they are ready, No not yet, but once we introduce something they are pretty quick at picking things up, so why not try this over the winter months. My question/ concern is that they are 4, each boy is around 30lbs and I'm afraid of buying a potty chair that was made for a 2 year old and my guys butts won't fit it right. I also HAVE to have a decent sized splash guard as my guys are not really blessed with any size in the winkie area and they are sure to be straight shooters...if ya know what I mean :)

So What have you used?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Reeces Rainbow Angel Tree Project

I would ask that if your looking to make a donation to an organization who does a wonderful like helping give children LIFE, the I would suggest you take a look at the Reeces Rainbow Angel Tree Project. We gave last year and we will give again this year.

Click Here and just take a look at all the beautiful faces that are in need of a loving home. Oh me oh my, it melts my heart and there's no words.