if you ever find yourself in a classroom with 10 kids and your aide is taking her lunch break and you get a big idea to start the valentine’s project early without her because you’ve had much much much bigger classes and no aide and have done this a zillion times so you start but only 7 kids can fit around the kidney table and the other 3 without a seat don’t want to stand and start acting like howler monkeys and one kid starts crying and says you have to help him even though the activity hasn’t started yet and another kid sneezes in someone’s face and then someone smashes someone else’s hand in between the floor and the leg of the chair and now 2 kids are crying then you can’t find your glasses and then the class phone rings and 8 of the 10 kids runs to answer it and the principal comes in to see how the 2 kids on behavior contracts are doing and one is under the kidney table and the other one is at your desk trying on your reading glasses. if that happens. just roll with it.
then come home and paint some lemons in your sketchbook which, by the way, cannot be used as a flotation device.
my mind is now pleasantly drifting away from shore. i’m listening to blossom dearie. and now i’m heading out into the cold night to get my 1100 more steps for the day.
be well. be happy. stay away from howler monkeys.