Hafa Adai....means hello.

Living too far away from the islands

A belated post
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     I haven't really kept this journal updated due to a number of reasons.  I am really busy with school and work and motherhood, and somehow, sitting down and writing something seems like a luxury at this point.  I wish there are more hours in a day for me to just sit and recap my day with a cup of coffee.  I wil try my best to be a little more diligent in keping up with my blog entries since I did promise myself to keep this longer than I have any of my other blogs before.  Cross your fingers.

Journey to journals
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        I've never had a blog.  I was old school. Up until last year, I still kept a journal--- the paper kind. I love writing.  In fact, when I first started my very long path towards getting that much-coveted diploma, I was a communications major.  But then, my impulsive behaviors when I was younger got in the way (I joined a band).  Dropping out was never an option in my family. So, I went to college over and over again, trying to find that perfect fit.  It finally happened when I started working with young children.  All of a sudden, it made a lot of sense.  I wanted to teach.  When I started taking part time classes at San Antonio College, I had to hide that fact from my mom because I didn't want to hear the dreaded, "I told you so!"  I heard it anyway.  My mother was a high school history teacher for 15 years before she switched to elementary school.  She's been telling me all along, "Why don't you become a teacher?"  Of course, I was too cool to listen to my mom.  I was in a band, after all.
         

Bye-bye Elmo
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     This is hardly the best topic to open my first blog, but I'm just sitting here in front of my laptop while my daughter is watching early morning kid's shows.  It just occured to me that I watch too much tv and that my bad habit has been rubbing off on my 19 month old.  Her favorite word of the moment is "tee" for tv, and "vee" for movie when she wants to watch her sesame street videos.  I read somewhere a while ago that there had been proven statistics that showed that children who watch Sesame Street have higher vocabulary on average than those who don't.  Since then, she only watches Sesame Street.  Maybe I'm trying to justify my actions that although I'm not physically engaging her at the moment (like when I'm online doing this), she is still learning through videos.  Who am I kidding? I guess it's time to pull the plug on the tv viewing.  We're going to the library.

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