4.14.2015

Who has the best job in the world?

I do that's who.
Now I know many people happen to think THEY have the best job in the world.  But I REALLY DO have the best job in the world.
And I'm saying this on a parent teacher conference night, when I didn't get home until 8:20 and spent an obscene amount of time at the school today. LOL.

Anyways, I just wanted to share my afternoon recess time experience with you and I know most of you won't care, but it just reminded me of why I do what I do and love it so much!

So Hilltop has this amazing garden that the school age program does every summer, and then they sell the produce at a farmer's market each week, this raises funds for their classrooms, and teaches them a lot of other things to boot.  SO the garden it being prepared for planting, and I spoke with the teacher and asked if there was anything my class could do to help get it ready, because I always have my classes plant a little something in the garden too.  The teacher said we could clean off the old bean vines off the trellises (is that a thing? it is now) and put them in the compost pile.
So we set to work and I fully expected my kiddos to get bored and wander off, but they were AMAZING.  They worked along with another classroom until those vines were gone and in the compost.  But they found old bean pods and cracked them open and asked if they could plant the seeds, watched a bird eat from the bird feeder about four feet away from them, found a worm and helped me move him to the compost, so the bird wouldn't eat him (of course), and they were just happy little kiddos exploring, learning, working, asking questions, making my heart full! It was just wonderful!
Moments like these make me thankful I chose to keep working with my little ones under five and not another path.

On a side note.  Megan had her baby.  I'm beyond thrilled.  He is the most precious boy ever and I love him already.  She said I could text her whenever and she'd probably let me come over...do you think everyday would be pushing it?  This baby's arrival has given me a SERIOUS case of baby fever.  I need a baby...like I needed one yesterday. Yikes.