Yesterday, during 3rd period, my students were talking about their “half birthdays.” I was taking attendance and getting the Smartboard ready to go over a story that I had written in Spanish for the students to practice “su rutina cotidiana.” (Their daily routine using reflexive verbs.)
Anyhoo, one of the students looks at me and asks me when my birthday is and I tell them. “Miss Landers, I’m going to make you cupcakes tomorrow and bring them to class because tomorrow is your half birthday!”
Isn’t that sweet? I honestly didn’t expect anything to happen but do you know what? Not only did they bring me fancy cupcakes but even brought me wrapped gifts! Yippee! Isn’t that something?
You know, I used to wish I could be a mother and have lots and lots of babies. But, life handed me a different set of cards and motherhood was not to be for me. But I’m not sad. Oh no! You see, instead of one baby I get the joy of having many each and every day and each and every school year.
Why, I must have taught well over one thousand children by now. They spoil me so much. 🙂 I”m a lucky lady, if I do say so myself.