Growing up, in my house winter time meant my dad’s giant bowl of assorted nuts came out onto the coffee table. I remember as a child sitting next to my dad, eating the nuts he was cracking open. I remember one day I was hounding him about the name of each nut. After telling me… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Once upon a time there was a Christmas Crisis. It seemed like a normal enough day in December at the child care center I was working at. I did my rounds, checking on each classroom, planning the break schedule, entering payments, updating newsletters, and planning up coming events. Little did I know, down the hall… Continue reading Santa Claus is Coming to Town
It was a crazy day in Kindergarten. As the substitute, I was just winging it. I had gotten over the nerves of talking to parents long ago, and yet, I was uneasy about this one. The mother was crouched next to her sweet girl talking to her about her day. I stood on the side,… Continue reading Authority Problem
On Saturday night, Superman and I had the opportunity to chaperone the youth dance (for teenagers in our church ages 14-18). We wandered the halls, watched awkwardly as teenagers wriggled and strut, we managed the snack table, and guarded the purses in the coat check. It was a pretty dull night for us, but we… Continue reading Picking Up Where You Left Off
Every week Princess Pea and I go to the library for story time. Story time starts fifteen minutes after the library opens; we get there as soon as the doors are unlocked (sometimes earlier). We walk in, return last week’s books and head to the children’s section. Princess Pea goes immediately to the toys. While… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror, in Your Brain…
Hello, Hello, I am proud, well maybe not proud, I’m feeling a little insecure about how it turned out, but at the same time I’m still learning and this is a new skill. Anyway, I am proud/nervous to show my very rough and first attempt at curriculum printable. Anyway, we focus on the letter B… Continue reading B is for King Benjamin
Oh my holy different child! I used to be able to brag that Princess Pea was the amazing bizarre toddler. She rarely whined or threw tantrums. She was happy and go with the flow. The best was that she was hardly ever defiant. Then she got her first real cold. After a week of fevers,… Continue reading Dealing with Tantrums