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Oh!, this is a nice one shot:

Smarter Than They Look


Athena is ill: Too much Easter chocolate I guess.
Athena is happily watching cartoons trying not to grin when I ask her how she felt. The fact she don't want any breakfast or even smell of food make me certain this is real and not just another case of non schoolitis.

I'm at home, the nanny hasn't arrived yet. She travel to her house during the feasts. It seems all Chile decided to travel this weekend. The bus service collapsed. Hubby was in the road yesterday at 9 PM and arrived at Santiago at 3 AM!, he should have arrive at midnight, but there weren’t any more tickets and we bough the last one in a company that honors all the Hollywood cliches about Latin America. The bus did look dubious form the beginning. I guess Eli, the nanny, is in a similar situation right now.
I had to call to work and take the morning off in the hope the nanny to arrive sometime soon.
It make me nervous to skip work. Grrr.

My dog has the flu. What do you do with a German Sheppard with a sore throat? He is certainly barking a little less than usual. Poor thing!
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Next thursday I will take the kids to watch Cosi fan tutte, they had never been at the opera before.
I would be very gratefull if you give me ideas to prepare them.
They know who Mozart is, and had this cool and silly kid idea of him, they recognized some parts of Mozart music.

Should I make them listen to the opera before we go, or let them surprise them self?

Any idea on how to work the story with them?

I must confess I'm very ignorant about music, I just "like it", period.
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First day at new work...Exahusted.

Still, manage to be good mum and read Narnia 3 first chapter to Oedipus, poor Athena fell asleep waiting for chapter 1 HP6

Plan to make a nice optimistic entry in LJ, instead I'm leading direct to my bed.

Someday, during this week, I'll post about lovely new job.


U2 concert was yesterday. I planned to made a full report to you as a way to cheer you up. Please accept my good intention until energy flow back to me.

Any case, all de goverment manage to meet with Bono. It seem my leaving president, president elect and ministers are all fun of U2. Amnesty give them a recognition. It seems the concert was amazing.

Discover a good fanart in a page call accio brain. Accion brain is what I need right know.
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We are packing the books.

I felt this is the never ending library.

Will I ever have settled bookshelfs?

This poor books move more often than the Hogwarts stairs.

In any case the idea is to start packing slowly. First the second floor: guest's room and library. I will leave only my thesis realted books and my PC.

We will left the kids library for the last, we don't want to disrupt their rutine.

So DVD, Cd's and my theology books, novels, poetry and myths are well locked in boxes. Snif. TOmorrow will be the turn of the rest of Social Sciences books. I'm a biased person, I might have one Stats book, two or three biology ones and that is all for Natural Sciences.

We are packing a bit earlier, we are moving in February, but we didn't want to rush and stress over this.

The kids have a lot of fun marking the boxes. Athena exclaimed: "This is much better than cleaning our room".


Did I ever told you I hate "her chocolate eyes". Brrr. Caramel is as bad too. Poor Hermione, when would fan writers respect her eyes?.
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I need to download the Hogwarts crest, the one in the robes. Any link? I need it to make iron on transfers, so it needs to be a clear picture.

Thanks a lot.

I think Athena has a very clear idea of her gift. My little spy I'm angry/amused with her.
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Re read HBP. In that scene at the infirmary; when everybody is next to Bill, the kids tell Harry what happened at the death eater attack. Well it seems to me they forgot to drink Felix Felicity. Apart for being alive the whole thing was a fiasco.

Two kids with non scholistis.
Oedipus is tired and Athena is scared of her teacher, I let them stay home. My daughter (9) was at the end of her teacher rage on Friday, it seems that the bitch shout to her in an awful way. She trembled and sob without control while telling me. The poor thing recognized she shouldn't have lost her homework, but also she is very aware that this was an act of violence and power abuse (Kids with critical thinking are not the best for school system)

She is a professional and need to behave like such. I don't buy the I'm like their second mother crab. I don't send them to school for having second mom. I send them to learn in the hands of a caring professional, as such I demand quality. Would I accept a pediatrician screaming at my kids? No. Well, neither I tolerate this crazy cow shout my daughter. Even if is common practice here is it against their professional ethics. Last term I shouted a group of students for the first time in 15 years of teaching, I apologize for shouting...even if I let them rot in hell for cheating.

In time like this homeschooling allure me. A lot.

Today hubby will go to talk to the teacher. Why hubby? I don't trust my self in this situations. AND he is a man in a chauvinistic culture. I learn to use that to my benefit long ago. (For Chileans: As my little boy say, this school is machistoso, well Chile is machistoso. Isn't it?).

When I shouted my kids in the past, I'd always talked to them before and I excused my self for loosing control; I doubted this bitch will do it unless "motivated" by hubby. He is a little like Snape when angry, stoned face, low voice, firm tone....Well I stop here or I'll assaulted him right now.

Did I tell you that is less and less grinish?. This weekend was a lot better than the previous weeks


Oedipus and I has a mother and son weekend. Athena went to Con Con (yea Fran, we should meet) with mom and my sister.
We went to the Avant Premiere of Chicken Little, this will be the last because mom will retire on January first. (So no premiere for Narnia, shit!. I'm use to free tickets at Disney movies, Opera and theatre). We also try to get into the art museum, but the park that sourrounds it was full of young people juggling, street theatres, drummers groups. Oedious (and I) was delighted, we spendt the whole evening there.


Lots of call for scholars at the newspaper. Crossfinguers.
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My saint girl is now officially a tomboy; she bring a letter from school.

The sin?

Staple war.

She is totally proud of her adventure.
Not a bit chastised. Even if she understands what she did was dangerous and wrong.

We told her she need to buy more staples for her teacher and apologies to her, and that this being the first letter form school in 5 year we will made blind eye.

She is very proud of, finally, having visit her principal office.
We also told her that the next letter should came in 5 more years and not a day before.

Honestly, I'm amused.

I want her to enjoy her self. A little rule breaking will not harm her.

Currently enjoying:
Draco slash
Every Rose has a spine: Origins of Myth
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Things with hubby are improving, he is giving me more mental space for thesis.
He went to paint our friends appartment, and when he refuses to be paid for it, I picked the check. I am mean. That paid two bills.

I also start reading him alloud while we drive, we used to do that long time ago and then discontinued that for some reason or other. That give us time to relax and talk other topics. In these case we are both filling our gaps in history of Chile (All of us, the children of dictatorship had very poor local history classes).

Yesterday I complete 300 pages of thesis, that could be full of crap. But I'm happy to see that number wrotte on my computer while I work in that document. I know it is childish, number is not quallity but I felt motivated by it.

Little Oedipus started weting his pants and being really whiny. He is not like that. With Elizabeth we decided to forbid the computer two days ago. His mood change inmediatly and no more wet pants!. I will do a little research about the PC effect on little kids.

Just because everybody does it:

List five fictional people -- from television, movies, books, whatever -- that you had a crush on as a child (or early teens). Then post this on your LiveJournal so other people can be assured that you're as weird as they thought.

1. Terry from Candy & Terry )
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Falling Further In has been updated. That fic was sort of an obssession for me looong ago, but has any sense to read a chapter risking a 12 month waiting for the next?. I think I'll wait till is finished, if is ever finish.


Wrote to my sister, and she suported me: Mum could be a passive agressive bitch at times (pity each time is closer and closer). Now what do I do with that piece of information?. I certainly don't want to leave dancing to her tune the rest of my life, but I dont want to run to Europe like my sister did. I live ten blocks from her and I love her dearly. Why emotions are so complicated?

I wonder now if part of my problems with my monster in law (Lovely term stolen from AZ) aren't in a way a proyection with my problems with mum. Both are passive agressives bitchs.


In parenthood front: Both kids were arguing:
Me: - Stop fighting right now.
Them: - Is not fighting, just discussing.
Me: Grmphph.


Nov. 20th, 2004 02:50 pm
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I had the most strange dream.
I was a witch, potterverse one.
I was at my muggle home (actually my mum home) and I try to take my wand to defend my self or cast some regulars charms, but I kept taking knitting needles, all kinds and types of them. I end sorround by them and never find my wand.

Any one would like to play Freud? I'm clueless.

By the way, I bearly knit a scarf and with lot of effort. I'm defitnely no Molly Weasley. At least in the knitting front


The little one like very much his english classes.
As he don't even pronounce spanish well, you could imagene how his english is.
Tree and three, Mouth and Mouse, and Thursday ... sounds very funny.
He says his teacher keep teaching him silly things like the days of the week; and she don't realized he is an advance speaker.
When I ask him to show me he says:

"Wathchingwaer, coulfbweenf, *%/ ..."

Then he kindly ask me for a translation.
I would love to be as megalomaniac as a 5 year old kid could be.


In Chile we said that we, womens, always fall in love with Che Guevara, and once married we ask him to shave.

In my case is true. Víctor had long hair when we met, tyed in a ponytail, and used a Poncho (Chamanto?). Which would be the potterverse simil?

We fall in love with Severus Snape, and then we ask him to behave like Artur Weasley?. Uff!
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Today was my first free Saturday. Weeeeee. No work.
Noah's flood adventure )
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Today is Mª Ignacia 8 birthday. She has turn into a lovely little woman. She was thrilled with her children adaptation of the Illiad and Odissey, and also ask for a Piñata. She still is my little girl.
We have a birthday rite for all of us.
We left the table set in a nice way the night before. We wake up early to prepare a delicious breakfast, and then wake - the all ready awake but feing sleeping birthday person - in that moment we give him/her a present which is by rule, a book. In the case of the kids we tell them how was theday they were born.
We share a half an hour and then we all run in madness not to be late. It is always like that, and we all expect it .

On sunday I'll be recieving all her class (30) and some cousins and family friends at three o`clock. I'm not looking for that. Every year I made expectaculars birthday parties, last year was a Harry Potter one. But know I'm really tired after sinusitis, Social Pedagogy Congress and the end of term/year. Smart hubby - not my favorite pearson right now - invite some friends to a barbecue that same sunday. He say they will help us with the birthday preparation. Sure, I bet.

Yesterday I made my last lecture. There were no tricky questions as I was afraid. Even a Spanish woman ask me for bibliography in etnography issues.

Gacked from all my flist. Past, Present, Future )
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Today I end my master class. People were happy with me. It is funny, everybody would assume that, for teaching at a Master group, you should be a very confident academic.
Truth to be told, I always got stage panic before I start.
Most students are older than I!

But this year something good happen, I felt that now I had a word to say, a word of my own. The students come after class to thank me, and they say very nice things. Even the army and the communist guy were very content with the class.
To be honest, I'm living a process of re charm my relation with education, it seems that I'm moving from my skeptical mood. Being skeptical don't suit my personality. I still think that the educational system is a nazi one, but now I believe another world is possible.

Next week I need to present two lectures in an Iberoamerican Social Pedagogy Congress. Let us say I had just one ready (because I take it from my thesis work), the other one, just two or three main ideas. What a shame Nocturnus!.

Don't love me that much boy )
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Today was Elizabeth first sonogram. Everything is OK and she is 10 weeks.
I asked her to talk with my daughter and tell her about her pregnancy.
Talk they did.

Mª Ignacia, age 7, told her that, if she ever felt alone and need someone to talk, she could always turn to her.

Wow. Just, wow.

My little one is a great girl.

Mad house

Oct. 26th, 2004 01:57 pm
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It's oficial now, the last healthy member of this family has fall today. Now, all of us has fever. Yupiiii!: Hubby, the kids, me and Elizabeth.


The boy tell me he want to be a secretary. I asked what a secretary does:
- Well, duh, they help secret spies.

Whiny post

Oct. 23rd, 2004 04:14 am
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My boy is flying with fever, again. I had three urgent task to complete for work, opt by one - making a paper for a social pedagogy congress. Work all day, from 9:00 AM till 1:00 in the mornig. Save it. And the damn thing completely disapeared from my computer.

After a histeric tamtrum, I left hubby with the boy and went to a three hours nap. Take my thesis theoreical frame, and copy & paste it in a pastiche with academichal pretensious. Did it in 30 minutes. Is 4:20 am NOW, i'm heading to bed.
In a few hours I will be teaching a six hour sesion to a master group and...I havent prepared it. EH! My speaking inventive wil be at use.
My boy is talking like a little parrot and refuse to sleep. We have done all the things that are supoused to be done in a cae like this. Hubby will be nursing him. I'm exhausted and every inch of my back hurts.

I told you, this was a very whiny post in deed.

Wise kids

Oct. 22nd, 2004 02:16 pm
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We, chileans, say that Kids & drunks always tell the truth":

wise kids

In another topic:

My boy was playing at cartoonnetork games next to me. Accidentaly he downloaded "The rape Site". Could you believe that such a perversion exist? He didn't realized what was happening since I quickly delete it.

Do anybody in my flist knows how to put the parental control filter in a PC?
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I'm sooooo behind in my 30minutechallenge reading.
I'm also really behind my thesis. Need to prepare a paper for a Social Pedagogy Congress due to Friday.
Did I tell you I'm behind my 30minutefics reading?
Maybe I need to rethink my priorities?

The boy has a lot of fever. He looks so little and fragil in this state. His voice so hoarse. After his "time" at the emergency unit last May, I find my self very concern when he gets ill.

My avatars

Sep. 28th, 2004 09:28 pm
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I’m exhausted. Hubby had to give a report to the Dean of a professional career he had created. As he is currently being a very depressed hubby, had serious case of brain fog and couldn’t write a word.
Guess what? Right.
I produced a full report in three hours. It look pretty decent considering the circumstances.

Hubby’s situation has me really concern. He has those dark thoughts, up and downs days. I’m having a very watchful eye on him, and don’t dare to let him alone too much. At the same time, I’m tire of this, selfish as it sounds. But, well part of being a couple is to support each other… don’t mean that I actually need to enjoy it.

For all the ones in Florida, all my sympathies.

Does anyone else had LJ problems?, mine is being bitchy: Double posts, don’t show the pages, etc

And the ice of the cake:

My brand new molar fall while eating a raising! I put the piece in a napkin. When I look for it, my boy had threw it into the trash can.
How could you explain that unpredictible urge to clean?, I mean we are talking about a 5 yr old boy which I need to beg him daily to put his things in order! Lucky me.
Doctor told me it could happened (The mollar not the boy cleaning), and if it does I need to fly to the clinic (It was a complicated surgery, details are boring).
I went as an emergency, and stupid receptionist told me that emergencies were till 19:00 and it was 19:10. With a lot of calm and dignity I told her to write that explanation down, if something happened to me she will assume the legal responsibility of it.
Then I smile sweetly like Umbridge.
Rest assured you that she let me go and talk to my dentist. I hate bullying people and I hate saw my suspicious confirm that sometime people don’t care unless they deal with prepotency. GRRRRR.
I feel victorious but with a guilty conscience.
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My little (former little) USA cousin has a new business and it seems that things are going pretty well for him. He created college guides:
Is odd how you realized your age when the "little ones" becomes adults.

Today we have a school flea market. My daughter sell all day. And she invest her money in three books. I'm PROUD. VERY PROUD.


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