Monday, May 14, 2012

Fourteen Days . . . But Who Is Counting

I absolutely LOVE my job.  I teach junior high students part time.  However, this school year we did not have one snow day.  Not one delayed start.  I think I am nearly as ready as the students to be done.  We have fourteen more school days--including today.  I only have ten more class days to assign grades.  I had better shower, grab my red pen, and get to teaching.

I think I can . . . I think I can . . . I think I can . . .

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Putting Hallmark Out of Business

This morning I was showered with cards from my family.  My two teenage daughters each made me a card signed by "your favorite."  My son was bobbing up and down because he was so excited to share what he had made for me at school.  He, too, gave me a homemade card with the handcrafted work of art for Mother's Day.  

My husband handed a pretty pink envelope across the table to me.  My son's disgusted reply, "Oh nice dad.  Way to give a store-bought card!"  
Hallmark should be thankful that not all who give cards are eight-year-old boys or they would be out of business.

Happy Mother's Day for everyone who fills a motherly role in one fashion or another!