day 198: passing notes

I enjoy being in class and learning how to be a better teacher.  I enjoy all of the cheerleading for special ed.  It is invigorating and good for my brain.  Homework?  That's another story, but I know deeeeep down it has helped me to learn.

I am currently taking three classes.  One meets each Monday, one each Tuesday, and one each Wednesday, for three hours each I might add.  My mind, and body, have become conditioned to where Wednesday now feels like Friday to me.  I find myself wiggling in my chair, tapping my pencil, looking at the clock, and getting off task on my laptop.  Yup, at about 5:30 yesterday I hopped onto Google reader to read your blog updates and drop some comments.  Facebook got a little visit too.

It was while I was on facebook that an IM popped up.   It was from my oldest son, who was sitting in class across campus somewhere.

I can't stand this class anymore.   

So I typed back.  I am tired and can't concentrate today. 

Yeah, we went and passed out 2000 fliers for our show tomorrow.  Took some time.

Hey, are you eating enough?  Do you need some groceries?

Nah, I'm good.  Thanks, Mom.  XO


This whole note-passing thing is alive and kicking.  The form has changed, but the purpose and outcome remains the same.  And I wonder what part of the lecture I missed. 


Anonymous | March 4, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Man. I hope someday my boys will want to "pass notes" with me. ;)

amber_mtmc | March 4, 2010 at 8:49 AM

You inspire me.

I am often passing "notes" to my husband. We use google chat like it's our own personal hotline. It is wonderful. : )

Lanie | March 4, 2010 at 9:53 AM

do you know what's even better...when you grandchildren pass you notes....terrific

Marianne | March 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM


I pass notes with my daughter when she is on the computer downstairs and I sneak D's laptop upstairs.

Love the high tech sneaky-ness.

Kimberly Vanderhorst | March 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Simple as those notes were, I don't imagine anything in the lecture was half so important.

Kazzy | March 4, 2010 at 4:04 PM

I think you may be right, K.

Connie | March 4, 2010 at 5:12 PM

If anyone would be up to passing notes technically, it would be you! What a fun way to pass the time during a lecture! Especially with your sweet son!

Connie | March 4, 2010 at 5:14 PM

I meant technologically.
At least the teacher is unable to confiscate your note!

Candy Eash | March 4, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Too cute!
Once I got a laptop AND they finally got wifi in the JFSB basement, lectures were much more enjoyable! I love googling random facts brought up during discussions, typing notes, and when the topic drifted to something mundane or far-reaching - IMing friends. :)

gigi | March 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Facebook is how I keep up with my DIL's. It works pretty good.

I've been taking two, two hour classes a week and I'm so glad there is only a few more weeks.

Christy Burnett | March 4, 2010 at 8:35 PM

I love it!

Melanie Jacobson | March 5, 2010 at 9:52 AM

That is so cool. I totally want to do that with my boy.

Lola Sharp | March 5, 2010 at 10:26 AM

What a great story...and kid.

Loved this.

Mrs4444 | March 7, 2010 at 8:20 PM

That's cute. I love texting with my kids during school; it kind of reminds you of what's really important, you know?