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Finally, a new post

December 8, 2010

I haven’t written anything in a while.  Honestly, I’ve had a tough time lately.  I question my skills, my self worth, etc.  For my kids who read this, know that this happens to the adults in your life just like it does some of you at times.  It’s important for you to understand that adults have stages they have to get through (growing doesn’t stop just because you’re an  adult, neither does learning.)  That being said, give your parents a break just like they do for you (probably a lot more than you realize.)  This goes for the teachers you deal with everyday too.

Christmas can be tough on all of us.  It’s not just about presents, it’s about memories too.  So many are recorded in pictures and video, and so many of those memories won’t ever be repeated.  I miss my mom, the friends that always use to get together for the holidays, even the simple pleasure of having “Santa” surprise my kids like “he” did when they were younger.  Fortunately, we are able to create new memories, but as you get older, the holidays change and there will always be things you miss.  Be open to that and understand if your parents sometimes seem to be more “snappy” than usual or morose (sad.)

Your teachers are going through there own stress during the holidays.  They are looking forward to the break as much as you are, and probably dreading the weeks before it more than you can imagine.  kids (sorry, I still think of you as kids even though most of you are too old to be called that) you get a little nutty just before the Christmas break.  Teacher’s for the most part realize that school is low on your priority at this time, but they still have to do their jobs and they want to succeed at it even during the pre-holiday days.  So, try to give them a break, let them know you appreciate them.  It doesn’t have to be a gift (not that we don’t love them) but a hand written note can mean as much as any gift.  

I know, this is a pretty preachy post, especially since I haven’t posted in a while, but like I said, my outlook needs a little preachyness right now so it’s spilling over here.  I’m sorry if I’ve disappointed any of you. 

 I do want you to know that having the chance to teach many of you has added so much to my life and I selfishly hope that some of you can say the same about me.  I miss you guys, and hope that you all have a great Holiday/Christmas.

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