…The Crypt being MY BRAIN!
It seems these days, my poor Mommy brain isn’t functioning as it should. I know what you’re thinking. That’s because I’m up at 4AM, blogging. Right? Truth be told, I’m not usually up this early (or this late…depending on how you look at it). We just got back from an airport pick up. A new ESL student arrived tonight. The airport is 2 hours from the Island. You do the math.
I’m so wired now, I can’t sleep!
I was just thinking about how my brain seems to have gone to mush. Do you know that today was the first time I realized that BOGO means “Buy One, Get One”!?!?! I feel so stupid! I’ve seen commercials on TV for Payless BOGO days. It never even occurred to me that it meant “Buy One, Get One”, even though I knew that Payless Shoes offered those deals! Duh!
The other day, I said “Steffi and Liz is” instead of “Steffi and Liz are”. That really bugs me. I don’t usually make slips like that. I majored in English and Linguistics. I teach grammar for a living! Incidentally, did you know that a “mistake” is different than a “slip”?
“Mistakes are errors in choosing an objective or specifying a method of achieving it whereas slips are errors in carrying out an intended method for reaching an objective.” (Sternberg, 1996)
Then I do really strange things like orchestrate a Surprise Birthday/Going Away party for one of my students and make the 4 (for the “24”) backwards on the cake! I didn’t even notice it until the other student pointed it out to me. My friend, who happens to also be a teacher commented, “Well, you teach literacy. Not mathematics.”