Who am I?



Me… Without glasses.

January 19, 2008/Update March 24, 2013

Maybe someday I’ll figure out (and keep up) this blog thing. 

Why I chose the title I did:  I actually said “Don’t put boogers in your neighbor’s cereal” to a preschool student, which is something I would never have imagined having to say.   Here is my very first postthat tells this story in more detail.  So this blog is an attempt to keep a record of those silly things that happen in my life. 

A few facts “about me”:

I’m a 40-something, married mom of 2 teens.  I’ve been teaching preschool (4 and 5 year olds) since September 2002 and I was a stay at home mom for several years before that.  I’ve also been a nanny and a day care teacher, but that was before I had my own children.   I love teaching and I love being a mom.  Both things give me the opportunity to dish out unusual advice, answer interesting questions and view life through the eyes of children.  “Out of the mouths of babes…”

I’m also an avid reader who appreciates the written word in many forms.   I am a lover of many kinds of music, a proud owner of an iPod, a pretty good singer, and I have been known to break into song for no apparent reason. I have a sarcastic sense of humor that leans towards the dark side, but I enjoy anything that can make me smile, or better yet, laugh. I’m a moderate liberal, if there is such a thing. I’m a firm believer in education, and a protector of children’s rights and well-being.  

I hope you will enjoy my little corner of the blogging universe.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Mrs. V

3/24/13: What about the picture at the top of the page, a.k.a. “header”?  It’s a rainbow painting made by a preschooler for me.  

20 Responses to “Who am I?”

  1. jdk(dawny( at 7:33 pm #

    Its so nice to finally see your picture,love your blog

  2. joanharvest at 9:49 am #

    I was a stay at home mom too, even though we couldn’t afford it. But I wanted to raise my own kids and spend as much time as I could with them, which was all the time and I don’t regret one minute of it.

    I actually live with my daughter and her husband. Recently my ex-husband( I refer to him as wasband) moved in with us. He got dumped by his girlfriend of 4 years. He always moves back in with me when he gets dumped which has only been twice in the last 20 years. We have been best friends since our divorce. We would never get back together but I welcome his living with us because he is a good man and a good father.

    So if you keep reading my blog and I refer to my wasband you’ll know who I am talking about.

    I will definitely be back here. I love hearing about the kids. I can’t wait for grandchildren. My daughter does not want to be a stay at home mom. She loves her job. But she has me and I will take care of her children, when she finally has them.

  3. megjdda at 6:34 am #

    I read a few of your postings and almost choked on my morning coffee. I have to subscribe to this blog! I have four kids ages 2.5-6 (including twins) and I am flabbergasted at what comes out of their mouths on a daily basis.
    “Come look at my guns”…I can’t stop laughing.

  4. linnic at 9:32 pm #

    I love reading your posts. Just found your blog tonight, but plan to keep reading!

  5. jen at 3:01 pm #

    A little birdy (ok, your sis) told me it was your anniversary yesterday! Because we share an anniversary! Happy to you and your hubby! : )

  6. Lori at 9:33 am #

    Oh my goodness!! I love it here at your blog!! I am also a pre-school teacher. I treach at an ECSE pre-school ages 3-5. I totally agree with everything you have written here at your blog..the policy makers all of that. It was as if I was reading soething I would write myself. I was also a sahm until my son started school a few years ago, now I am teaching pre-school. I am however going to college as I teach. My degree was in sociology/psycholgy, so I am getting the education hours in. It has been good though, I can bring ideas back to the classroom as I take my classes. I have bookmarked your site. I will be back for sure to read and check out links. I am still learning, so I appreciate sites like your’s. Have a wonderful year with the kids at school!! ((BIG HUGS))!!

  7. mrsvierkant at 9:21 pm #

    Lori: Thanks for stopping by. I think it is awesome that you are going back to school! I hope you have a wonderful school year too!

  8. michaelm at 7:19 pm #

    If I can find “Stanley’s Rainbow”, do you want to have a look?
    No pressure, no deadlines.
    In your spare time, give it a once over.
    If we could ever do something with it, I seriously think children would love it.
    Email me.
    We would need to find some art though.
    I’m thinking you know the exact kind of art I’m thinking of . . .
    Let me know.

  9. mrsvierkant at 10:05 pm #

    Oh, yes art… I have my resources. 😉

    We’ll be in touch, sir.

    P.S. Thanks for making my day 😀

  10. Gma at 1:47 pm #

    My mom kept my kids a lot when they were growing up and so I didn’t have much exposure to day care until I started raising two of my grandkids. I now take my 4 year old every day to daycare, and I have to say that each and every person who works there is my hero. How can they do that? Also, I’m really conscious about being careful about what might go back and be said at daycare…lol….I so totally understand why you might say don’t put boogers in your neighbor’s cereal. I raised girls the first go round and now have 2 boys. They are so different–and they say the darndest things. I’ll be back often to read with delight your teaching adventures! So glad to have found you!

  11. mscaroline at 11:21 am #

    I know you wrote this post a long time ago but I just found your site a couple of weeks ago subscribed to the RSS and have been lurking and vastly enjoying ever since! This morning I clicked on your about me and I decided I had to comment! I am also a former stay at home mom and now a preschool teacher with 3 and 4 year olds. I was a elementary school librarian pre-SAH but something just never “fit” until I started working with preschoolers. You and I have other things in common too. I love singing and constantly break out into spontaneous silly songs. (Even at home and occasionally out in public much to my preteen daughters chagrin!) I also love love LOVE to read especially children’s books but also I’m a secret admirer of Young Adult Fiction (I love Sci-Fi YA) and of course adult books. Okay enough of me, but I just wanted to pop up on your screen and say “hi!” and thank you for writing about your experiences the way that you do! 😀

  12. G. Lorenzen at 12:17 pm #

    Love your blog! I just came upon it a few days ago and have really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

  13. G-Ma at 1:59 pm #

    Just wanted to drop you a note and say thanks for all the times you read my blog. I’m closing down G-Mas View, as I don’t have time to really work on it. I’ve always enjoyed your stories and will check back with you. Email me anytime–have a fabulous school year!!

  14. becausetheygrow at 10:14 pm #

    I am enjoying your blog very much. I’d like to add you to my blogroll if that’s ok? I’m a mom of four, two girls, two boys. Their ages are 15, 10,2,7months. I love reading other mom’s blogs about life, family and funnies. Keep up the great writing.

  15. richard at 3:29 pm #

    love teh blog nice to know some teachers i know are so mean

  16. Tracy at 9:28 pm #

    Great blog!!!! LOVE, LOVE it! You are so good to my little one… thank you!

  17. Sherri at 11:03 pm #

    Hi. I found you through Just a Mom’s blog. I love stumbling upon fun and interesting blogs this way. I’ve added you to my blogroll. Look forward to reading more of your blogs.

    Best regards,

  18. Ms. Resty at 9:36 am #

    hello, I am a techer and mom too. I have forty students in my class and four children at how. So I always very busy all the time . However i love my jobs and really enjoy teaching kids.

    Your blog is inspiring especially for teacher around the world like me. If you have much time , i invite you to visit my blog.

    Best Regards,
    Ms. Resty

  19. Robin Bobo at 2:56 pm #

    It’s nice to meet you. I am also a 40-something , married -again, mother of 3 …2 of them now teens and one who thinks she’s grown already! I’ve taught preschool (2-3s), kindergarten, and 1st grade for the past 21 years. I stumbled across your blog while googling for pictures, and one led me here. The entries I’ve read so far I’ve thoroughly enjoyed! Thank you for sharing!!


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