Allergies and sleepless nights have left me feeling and looking haggard and reaching for more Diet Cokes than I had hoped! As I finished up my lunch and headed back to class, I brought along my half empty Diet Coke can. As I entered the kindergarten classroom, my favorite little boy said, "Mrs. Hughes, can you drink Diet?" Not sure what he was alluding too, I asked, "What do you mean?" A little worried about his response, thinking that I wasn't supposed to have a canned drink in the classroom, Sweet Jude replied, " I can't drink Diet because I am too young!" He went on to say, "Aren't you too young?" Whatever you say, Sweet Jude and I think I just received the compliment of a lifetime because I am certain I am older than your Mother!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The girls had a hard time going to sleep tonight as they anticipated what might be in their baskets in the morning! I overheard Merritt tell Morgan to hurry and go to sleep so Santa could tell the Easter Bunny to visit our house! Wonder if the Tooth Fairy came along for the ride?
Sunday, April 17, 2011
During dinner the night before my first day, Merritt seriously asked me, "Momma, will you remember me tomorrow!" As my heart began to break, I quickly reassured her that of course I would remember her! Merritt quickly replied, "What about next week, will you remember me then?" Still quick to answer I said, "Merritt, of course, I will remember you next week!" Still experiencing a breaking heart, I wondered how in the world can I get out of this job commitment! Merritt then asked, "What about next month, will you remember me then?" Determined we were headed to therapy, I replied, "Yes, yes, I will remember you next month!" She quickly replied, "Well, what about next year?" "Merritt, I will remember you as long as I am on this earth!" I replied as my heart completely broke, wishing Scott were home to pick up the pieces!
Merritt then said, "Knock, knock!" Glad we were on to a new subject I happily replied, "Who's there!" With a devilish grin on her face, Merritt replied, "See, you already forgot me!"
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Merritt wrote this yesterday in class:
Sharing, pretending, loving
Always beside me everywhere
So sweet! I guess she really does listen to me! When they are arguing I tell them to take a good look at one another because family is all we have in this world worth anything and they will be together for the rest of their lives so start getting along!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Morgan turned to me today and said, "You know, Max sure has become part of our family!" Yes, he has, I thought as I wiped the allergy induced tear from my eye! What fun we have already had with him and what hopes we have of many more fun times! Later in the day, Merritt asked, "Why did we get Max?" I quickly replied, "Because you and Morgan have always wanted a dog!" "Oh yeah!" she said. What I wanted to say was deeper than that. But I think they already know the answer! Because your mother loves you so much that she happily takes her allergy medicine now and readily has eye drops or inhaler on hand so you can make all your colored pictures come to life. All those doodles of sweet girls walking a dog or playing frisbee are now our reality! All the "if I had $50 dollars, I would buy a dog" stories are now your reality! And for the record, I rock Max to sleep each night just like I did both my girls. He has found a special spot in my heart! Maybe my allergies are worse or maybe the pollen count is high! Who knows for sure! All I know is, yes, Max has become a part of our family!