Wednesday, August 30, 2006

First Day of School

Joshua and I just came in from the front porch where we waved goodbye to Vati on his first day of school! The reality of his new life didn't really hit me until the other night when he was using words like syllabus and homework policies. He's been going to school for the last few weeks, but a lot of his time has been spent in workshops and orientation.

Today he actually teaches.

He's been working towards this goal since we've been married, starting out as adjunct faculty at an extension campus while he was stationed at Edwards. He liked that so much he decided he wanted to teach full time. But of course there was the issue of that pesky PhD that took five years. So here he is.

I hope he loves it.


Vati said...

I absolutely couldn't have made it where I am today without such a wonderful wife. Thanks a million.

anna said...

ahhhh how sweet.

I can't believe it's finally here also.

Hopefully we'll be there too someday.

By the way....
David says to "tell Mr. J that he needs to hurry up and get his donkey, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, tigers and oh yeah an elephant would be nice too. And don't forget the dog." His exact words I tell ya.

I told him he had to go to school first and then maybe he'd get all that. To which his reply was "Does Mr J ride a bus to school like sydney or a spaceship"

Gotta love 2 year olds

Jennifer said...

I was gonna ask who Vati was but now I see. So sweet!

Anna, David is saying so much now! Can't wait to see him again.

MontanaDave said...

Tell Vati that all he has to do is sucker-punch one kid on the first day, and he will not have any problems.

"Hello, I'm Dr. Bernheisel and I'd like to welcome ... POW! ... you all to LIFE101."

It is important to offer no explaination and continue as if nothing happened. The students will be too stunned to complain, and afterwards they will question whether it really happened!

Vati said...

That's already standard procedure. In engineering, however, we use the term "problem set" instead of "sucker-punch."

Mary Beth said...

Geez, you take a kid goat shopping (pun intended) and suddenly he wants you to procure a menagerie.

anna said...

Yeah I know....what can I say. But you will have to send pictures if you ever do get any lifestock so he won't feel as if his request has fallen on deaf ears. Though then he might be even more demanding later in life. :)