Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bathroom Bliss

Happy Tuesday... I think. Boy is it ever hard to dive back into work and school after coming home from a long trip. I digress.

So this morning, I stumbled across a great blog that brought me a giggle. Thanks, Lori from All You Have to Give :-) We must be kindred sisters for certain LOL

Attention Children:

The Bathroom Door is Closed.

Please do not stand there and talk, whine, or ask questions.

Wait until I get out.

Yes, it is locked. I want it that way.

It is not broken, I am not trapped.

I know I have left it unlocked, and even open at times,

since you were born, because I was afraid

some horrible tragedy might occur

while I was in there,

but it's been 10 years and I want some


Do not ask me how long I will be.

I will come out when I am done.

Do not bring the phone to the bathroom door.

Do not go running back to the phone yelling

She's in the BATHROOM!

Do not begin to fight as soon as I go in.

Do not stick your little fingers under the door and wiggle them.

This was funny when you were two.

Do not slide pennies, Legos, or notes under the door.

Even when you were two this got a little tiresome.

If you have followed me down the hall talking,

and are still talking as you face this closed door,

please turn around, walk away,

and wait for me in another room.

I will be glad to listen to you when I am done.

And yes, I still love you.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

I heart Halloween

I love Halloween. I know that is probably not politically correct... ESPECIALLY when you are a Preschool Teacher in a Christian school. But I do.

Not the Halloween that you see in the new gothic, bloody, severed head, corpse shops that are popping up all over America.

I love the Halloween that I remember as a kid growing up in small town America. A time when we could enter our neighbor's haunted house without fear, a time when we could eat homemade popcorn balls without the fear of a razor being tucked inside, a time where we dressed up in homemade costumes that our mother labored over for hours. A kinder, innocent time in rural Pennsylvania. Sigh.

I guess I'll close this blog with a recipe that invokes many wonderful Autumn memories for me. Enjoy.


Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

1 can evaporated milk -- (13 oz)
3 eggs -- beaten
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 can pumpkin -- (13 oz)
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter

Combine all ingredients except for the cake mix and butter. Pour mixture into an 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over the pumpkin mixture.

Slice margarine or butter over top of cake mix. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. DO NOT STIR! Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.