Thursday, May 6, 2010

a hectic day ends with a sweet boy . . .

so today . . . i haven't had time to think of a blog. school was hectic, because ms. martha is on vacation. this means that a certain little boy from her room spent the day with me. which is fine, except it drastically raises the energy quotient in my classroom--and yet, my energy stays the same!

after school i went straight to our church. today was the national day of prayer and our church had a special event set up which i didn't want to miss. but i am on three different medications right now that all say "may cause drowsiness." i think i'm doing pretty well to remain upright and conscious, considering . . . but i admit that sitting quietly in the darkened sanctuary of our church, i dozed off. twice. sitting up.

then it was on to chuck e. cheese, because our school was hosting a fundraiser there tonight.

i was doing a lot of driving back and forth over the same roads, but sometimes the best part of my day is driving around with the top down on my car. today was shaping up to be one of those days. then i was sitting at a red light waiting to turn left, i saw rollie coming through the interection toward me. he was on his way to the church to teach a class tonight. we saw each other and waved as our cars passed.

that was the only time i saw him today :(

when i got to chuck e. cheese, there were only a few people there. i love chuck e. cheese under normal circumstances, but i especially like fundraiser night! it is just so much fun to see all the school kids in a different environment. they can talk and laugh and run around with abandon--and i am not responsible for any of them! kids who normally pick at each other will ride the rides together and help each other out. it is amazing.

i was working the room as i was leaving, when i saw elvis for the first time. he was standing at a game machine with a cup full of tokens while his dad (whose hands were full of tickets) was watching. his little face lit up when he saw me (another reason i love chuck e. cheese night,) and he proceeded to tell me what he had been doing. i told him i was going home, and he said, "wait a minute!" he turned to his dad, grabbed about half of his tickets and with the biggest smile on his face said, "here, these are for you!"

awwww, how sweet is that! of course, i declined. he insisted. and i declined two more times before i finally convinced him that he should keep them.

but with that attitude, he will make someone a good husband someday . . .

1 comment:

mom said...

The innocence of it all. Kids are so resilient and generous and love life..