Life & Learning

#TBT to Thousands of Worth It Diapers

IMG_1207Yup. I am writing about those 4 adorable, rambunctious kids again. I can’t help it. And it only seemed appropriate because I have been missing them INCREDIBLY much this week. I keep seeing pictures and updates, and finally as the months of busy learning have slowed down….I am remembering those memories. Good and bad. And all the times that I loved my job and all the times that it honestly stressed me to tears. Although, the whole time it was worth it.

So, if you strip away the genuinely happy pictures that I posted all over Facebook, you will find incredibly deep lessons that I will carry for a lifetime. So, it’s #TBT to all of those times.

There were many times in the first months of navigating my way through this new job that I forced myself to say “I love you.” The little infant could not understand me, but I needed to build a bridge and I had nothing to walk on at the beginning. She was just an infant that I took care of for 4 hours. And I said “I love you” when it was just the beginning. Pretty soon, those words became my heart and that child became a wonderful gift from God. Worth it. Continue reading “#TBT to Thousands of Worth It Diapers”

Life & Learning

A Should-Be-Easy Job & Those Four Kids

I walk into work every day and it’s like a minefield of mistakes waiting to blow up in my face. The question is where……when….and how bad will this mistake be?! I am discovering that whiteout doesn’t fix all my problems and wishing that the little plastic bottle would just come to my aid and magically abra-cadabra my mistakes away. But then, I wouldn’t really want that…because even I have to laugh at myself! Last week, I graded papers wrong, and locked my keys in the classroom.

This week…

This week…

Wait for it…

This week…I found myself at a printer. A wonderful, should-be-easy printer…HA. I am punching keys over and over again and totally missing the one or maybe two things that I need to press in order to print one copy of each Spelling test IV. Beep. Wrong. Beep. Wrong. Beep. WRONG AGAIN. I’m so looking forward to the moment that I can check this little should-be-easy job off my school checklist. Beep. Beep. Beep. Definitely not that button.  Continue reading “A Should-Be-Easy Job & Those Four Kids”