Monday, August 22, 2011

the day I ripped my adorable vintage dress

Or, more commonly known as the first day of school.
Hmm, well after my first day of middle school, I'm not saying I'm loving it.
It isn't the kids - it's more the structure of everything.
I can't tell you how many times I asked myself when morning recess was.  Talk about a wake up call.
And, the whole "getting to do the same thing 5 times", well, I'll give it some more time.
I know on most days I won't be talking so much, but today, left me pretty exhausted.
So, back to the start of the day.
I had found this adorable dress while visiting Long Beach this summer, and knew right away it was going to be my "first day of school" dress.  It's green, it's vintage, and it is SUPER teacher appropriate.  No cleavage or even knees to be seen - especially important for me in middle school!
Well, I was out the door, doing one final check in the bedroom mirror to make sure nothing was hanging off the back of me, when I hear the sound no girl wants to hear.
The ripping of a seam.  No, I hadn't eaten too much for breakfast.
I had caught the ADORABLE pocket that hangs from the side of the dress on the door knob.
Thankfully it just tore out the seam, and can be fixed, but as you figured by the name of this blog - I won't be able to do it on my own.
Maybe I'll survey the damage again, because it would make a great second day of school/birthday dress!

So, as for being a middle school teacher.  Well, I'll get back to you.
I know it will get easier.
I just was hoping for a smoother first day of school, considering I have now done this five times.
The kid's schedules were just seriously messed up, and that doesn't make anyone's day easier.
And not having enough desks isn't too peachy either.
The good thing is - I think I'm officially over not sleeping the night before the first day.
The last two years I have been out like a light.  Pretty lucky for that I think!
Unfortunately my feet didn't fare so well.  
They clearly haven't been in actual shoes all summer.
So, it's safe to say they are pretty raw tonight.  Which also complicates my outfit for tomorrow.
Positive thinking - I said it was important to my kids today.
I think I'll practice what I preach.  


  1. Aww, your poor dress! If you can't fix it, one of those sewing places that does little alterations like hemming should be able to do it for you :)

    I hope things go smoothly for you at school from now on. Hopefully once you and the students figure things out and settle into your routines it will be much better ♥

  2. Oh, I'm super sorry about the dress. The first few weeks are always difficult. I'm dreading the adjustment too even though I will be returning to the same school in September. For me, I always remember my lower back hurting from all the standing. And the talking for 5 periods really gets tiring. But here's to a better second day!

  3. thanks ladies - I was determined to fix my dress, and I think I was pretty successful with it. I know it will get better, just such an adjustment from everything I know in elementary!

  4. I will admit teaching the same thing seven times can be a little boring, but on the bright side you can improve how and what you teach each time! Keep thinking positive!!