Today I put my big girl pants on and went back to work. I was ok until about 10 am and then it felt like someone was shoving a needle in my left jaw again.
I’ve been breakin all kinds of rules lately, including using an electric tea kettle to heat water and sip on some chamomile tea in my classroom.
Ahhh doesn’t that just look like it will make you feel better?
The kids find this tea kettle fascinating and make all kinds of comments.
I heard the best conversation of all today.
Girl 1 (while watching me pour my tea): Eww tea, it is so gross. I hate tea.
Girl 2: Yeah tea is gross. I love coffee. Coffee is like so good when you put a bunch of sugar in it.
Girl 1: Oh no you can’t drink coffee. Coffee will make you look so old and make your face look gross like this (pulls her cheeks) and you will just be old looking and ugly.
Girls notice me watching them and listening.
Girl 1: Well, that only happens if you drink coffee when you are a kid. It doesn’t hurt grown ups. They just stay looking like (pause) grown ups.
Yeah, nice recovery ladies. Don’t mess with the sick teacher on roids. She’s moody and sweaty!