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I am a high school English teacher, and mother of two charming little ones of my own. I teach in a high poverty urban charter school, while I live in a typical American suburb that has frequently been rated one of the safest cities in the country. It is a paradox I struggle with constantly, but it is my life.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My most precious kid....

As much as I love all of my students, nothing compares with the few hours a week I get to spend with my son. Seriously, it hurts me to realize that during the school week, it is only a few hours, but at least I get weeks at a time during July and January.

He is such a sweet boy, and so amusing and fun. He loves preschool and loves to tell me about it. Today they made "Friendship Fruit Salad," and he was very excited to bring strawberries to contribute (his choice- I guess they are his favorite). He told me that he played with blocks today and learned about healthy food. Then when we got home he told me, "Today, Ethan was the bad guy, and I was the Daddy. Zoe was the mommy." Oh my gosh... they were playing house! So cute! I remember playing house. I LOVED playing house. I was always the mom. (On a side note- why isn't it as much fun now as it was when it was just "playing house" when we were little?)

Daddy got Vinny a Beta fish today. This is the second one Vinny has had. Let's hope this one lasts a little longer (The last one didn't make it 48 hours). After Vinny put his fish in his new bowl on his dresser, he only played in his room for a couple of minutes before he found me working on my laptop on the couch and said, "Mommy, I want to sit with you and watch TV." So we decided to watch a tivoed Bob Marley concert together.


  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting Ms. J. I loved what you said to her and it is so wonderful for you to go out of your way to help her feel a bit better.

  2. An update... the fish lasted until the water was too dirty and we had to change it. He didn't survive the cleaning.