Yesterday when I arrived to pick up my son from
school he was the only child not outside waiting to be picked up. I asked his classmates where he was and they were happy to tell me that he was still inside
with the teacher, cleaning up his mess. He took a blue marker and scribbled on his forehead, cheeks, chin, nose, tongue, desk and chair. The kids told me that the teacher was so mad, she told him he could never, ever use markers again. I stood there dreading what I would see when he emerged and sure enough he looked like a Smurf.
After he was loaded in the car the teacher had a few words with me. I have a lot of respect for teachers in general but Kindergarten teachers especially. She said he would be banned from using markers for a week and she also told me it was reported to her by other students that he had been climbing up the stall walls in the bathroom. She said it was difficult to be mad at him because he’s so cute. I think everyone needs to get over the “cute” because his looks are not going to keep him out of prison or get him into a good college.
When we got in the car I asked why he colored all over everything with a marker and then the lies began. He told me they had fruit gushers at snack time and he smashed them up and rubbed them all over everything, that it wasn’t marker. After nearly an hour in the time out chair he finally told the
truth. He said he did it to make the other kids laugh and they told him they wouldn’t tell the teacher if he did it but they did tell and he was upset about that. He felt as though his friends sold him out. He said the teacher wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.
I will keep the pictures in a safe place so I can blow them up for graduation day.
Last night was my speaking engagement with the Beta Club here in Monticello. I had an amazing time, met some wonderful ladies, had the opportunity to talk about myself and my book, sold 8 books and they gave me the tulip arrangement in the above picture (isn’t it adorable?!) and a thank you card with money in it! I had the greatest time. Thank you Beta Club!
In Mexico they sell living jewelry. They take Maquech beetles and glue tiny colored stones onto their backs. They also glue on a chain that is a couple inches long with a pin on the end so you can attach it to your shirt and wear this bug as jewelry. These bugs live for 3-4 years. If we were allowed to have these beetles in the U.S., I would definitely have a couple of these
bedazzled beauties. It would be fun to have jewelry that you could interact with and name. I wonder if you could do the same thing with a Stag Beetle. I’ll have to look on Pinterest.
Have an exceptional day passengers!