Slice of Life: Day 30
It’s Monday morning and I miss my routine. I miss my yogurt and coffee in the car on the way to work. I miss my morning radio show banter. I miss putting my makeup on in the car every morning. It is a challenge that I have mastered. I miss opening my classroom door every morning while juggling my bag, phone, keys and water. I miss walking into my classroom and seeing everything just as I left it. It is my second home. I miss clipping my badge to my pocket every morning. I miss my Paper Mate colored click pens and colorful Flair pens. I miss my brown chair in the front of my class. I miss teaching math at my table and writing upside down for my students to see. I miss my desk calendar and assignment page on my Smartboard. I miss my schedule on the board. Mostly, I miss my kids. I miss greeting them every morning. I miss their stories. I miss their creative excuses. I miss their laughs. I miss their drawings and doodles. I miss the noise in my classroom. I miss my kids falling off their wobble stools. I miss my kids questions and insight. I miss my kids endlessly using the bathroom and not having a pencil, but an abundance of colored pens. I love teaching. I love my kids despite how much frustration they may bring at times. I miss my school day. I miss my classroom. I miss my kids. I look forward to when my routine goes back to what it was. Until then I miss…
Slice of Life: Day 28
This morning as I was getting ready my daughter joined me in the bathroom.
After noticing my newly painted toes she said, “Mamma, paint?”
“Sure baby, I will paint your nails.”
She crouches down about to open the cabinet where my box of colorful nail polish is kept, but I quick grab the pink bottle off the counter and declare, “Let’s use this one.”
“Yes, you and I will match.”
She holds out a fingernail and says, “Paint this. No, paint my toes like Momma.”
She gleefully pulls off her socks and shows me her toes. Usually I only paint 1 or 2 sometimes 3 fingernails and they are usually in an array of colors, but today we were moving on to the toes!
Olivia sat contently oohing and aahing as I painted her toes in a sparkly fuchsia pink color. I knew the paint would get smudged and her wiggly toes would smear the paint before they dried, but she was happy and so excited to be like mom!
“There all done.” I leaned back to admire my handy work.
“Now this one.” As she splayed her unpainted toes from the other foot out in front of me.
“Ok on to the next.”
Hehe. Ooh. Aah.
“So pretty! We show Daddy!”
“Ok, I will carry you down so that they can dry.”
So, there bundled in my arms, feet outstretched our mini spa day ended and we went to show off our newly painted sparkly toes!
I look forward to the day when she and I can go get an actual pedicure together and the glee and excitement can continue because who doesn’t like a little pampering!
Slice of Life: Day 26
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