Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Thoughts

Grant and Company made it to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia! YAY!!! I patiently await a sweet email or two every afternoon (the 8 hour time difference is tricky so we haven't gotten to talk on the phone yet). He is a talented writer and I enjoy the updates so much.

My students continue to crack me up. I was super sore at school today from last night's ballet class (took dance all throughout high school but not during college so it's been over four years and I am back at it!) and when I got up from my chair after Read Aloud (Ramona Quimby, Age 8), I winced (and may have gasped from the pain). My student who will remain nameless but let's call him Class Clown...responds with:

"Miss H, are you getting old ALREADY?! My mom makes that face a lot and she says it's because she is older than the hills...!"

I think my students want to believe I am still a teenager (read: their bestest friend). One of my little Taylor Swift or Hannah Montana (take your pick) "Wanna-Be"s invited me to her sleepover last weekend.

I hated to decline...but I didn't think they could hang with me for an all night girl bash. Sad truth: I had to explain that I am their teacher and would love to hear about their weekend once we return to school on Monday. BORING. And I hated to burst their bubble.

But something sweet to end on this evening...

7 comments:

Miss Business Casual said...

I'm glad you're back blogging friend. I love hearing about your funny kiddos. Also glad to hear the boy made it there safe.

MWK said...

Oh, I loved Ramona books. I can't wait to catch up on your blog. I've finally re-entered the world!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

Something sweet, getting to see you soon!

Kimba said...

Too cute! I'm sure you can't wait to hear the update tomorrow!

Talk about cute, that pic is great!

Lexilooo said...

Ramona Q is my FAVORITE! I dressed up as her for Halloween one year :)

Lisa said...

Aveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Just wanted to let you know that I found you from CB's blog... can't wait to read your posts :-*

Children of the 90s said...

I work with teenagers, and it's the same sort of thing. I look really young, so they want to think I'm one of them.