Blog Hoppin' Back to School -"Who" Monday

Today I am linking up with a huge crowd!  It's a Back to School Blog Hoppin' linky party!!

Today Is:

I've done some meet the teacher link ups before so I'll try to vary my answers a little so it's not ALL repetitive. I say this because I actually think you actually REMEMBER anything I've ever said about me in the past... ;)

Let's do 10 random facts:
My name is Amna. I was born and raised in New York. I was born in Brooklyn but grew up in Long Island after 3rd grade. I sometimes wonder how much of a NY accent I would have if I had stayed in Brooklyn. Would I be cooler?

I lived in in a suburb near Chicago from my early to mid 20's. I hated living there for the first two years because I knew no one, had no family, and had two little babies to take care of. But after that, I LOVEDDD IT. I made my closest friends there. I miss living there but I am just as happy to be back in NY where my parents and siblings are.....because I get free babysitting... ;)
I had my first baby boy at age 20, my baby girl exactly 12 months later, and my last baby girl 11 years later in 2012. Boy have times changed with all the stuff there is out there for babies! And boy have I changed as a parent. I honestly think I was a better mom at 20 than now! I guess I'm just more relaxed now.

This will be my 8th year teaching 2nd grade. I also did my student teaching in 2nd grade. But each year, I do things so much differently or add on to enhance things that didn't work out the year before. When will I just GET IT?
I LOVEEEE CATS. Well I love all animals really but my obsession is with cats. I had some but had to give them away due to husband's allergies. I dream of the day when I can convince him to take allergy shots so I can get some again!! When I was a teenager, I ripped out all the pics of my cat calendar and hung them on my wall. I did that with like 3 calendars. There were a lot of cats on my walls. 

I am the oldest of 4 girls. Did your parents get more and more lenient with each subsequent kid? I was never allowed to go to the mall or out anywhere with friends...but my youngest sis...everything is game! I really wish I had some brothers. Remember the show, "Party of Five?" I really wanted a brother like Charlie. 
I love Sushi! And food. 
Sometimes I think I want to go and get an administration degree. Then I think about studying and writing papers. So I stop thinking. 
My parents are from Pakistan. I can speak our language, "urdu."  But my older kids hardly know how to speak it because I don't speak it on a regular basis. And now my baby knows a couple of words...and I regret it...but it's soooo hard to teach it if you don't speak it with other adults around in the house. 

I consider myself pretty trustworthy and dedicated. Those are two qualities I do believe I work hard to have and maintain. I like to believe that I can be trusted and that when I put my dedication into doing something, I will go out and achieve it. 

I am so glad you stopped by. I haven't gone back into my classroom this year yet so I don't know much about some of the other days for this linky party...since my older pictures STINK! But we'll see. 


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