So are you all as excited about the Summer Olympics as I am? I love them! I've pretty much been glued to my TV the past few days watching swimming and gymnastics and soccer...not to mention David Beckham, James Bond and the Queen!
And it got me thinking--I could have been an Olympic Athlete. Except I usually want to die after just 1 Zumba class. But if there were such a thing as Kindergarten Teacher Olympics...I would be on that podium for sure!
So here are just a few of the events I think we would all qualify for...
What's you record? Once, I laminated enough to stretch all the way down the kindergarten hallway! And then I cut it all out. Yeah--I got a blister. But I'm dedicated that way.
Don't laugh. This takes talent! It's just as much of a "sport" as some of the real Olympic events. (I won't mention specifics, but if you can be more out of shape than me and still win a gold medal, it's not really a sport.)
Because when we need to, we can get somewhere really fast...using our walking feet...possibly pulling a 6 year-old with a bloody nose behind us. Let's see Usain Bolt pull that off (in cute shoes).
So the Olympic version includes pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse jumping and running. The kindergarten version includes putting a band-aid on a skinned knee, tying a shoe, breaking up a fight, finishing your lunch, and monitoring 100 or so kids on the playground. But we do all 5 events at the same time--SUCKAS!
This is the premier event. Kindergarten teachers can go for hours without using the bathroom. And we should get difficulty points, because we're usually drinking a Sonic Route 44 Diet Coke while doing it.
So, in honor of all of the incredible US athletes competing in the Olympics, and in honor of all of us Kinder Teachers--who compete in our very own sort of Olympics every day, I say....
So what events do you think should be added to the Kindergarten Teacher Olympics? I'll bring it up to the IKOC (International Kindergarten Olympics Committee).