If It’s Not Good Enough

I’m sure this is just going to seem like an incredibly indulgent post by a proud mom, because it starts with this picture:


But I don’t post this picture just because I want you to see my pink-cheeked, blue-eyed princess, Allison.  It’s because it’s pictures like this that help me be the best teacher I can be each day at school.

It’s pictures like this that remind me of the saying, “If it’s not good enough for Allie or Riley, then it’s not good enough for anyone.”  A couple of years ago, that phrase was shared with us at a staff meeting as a charge to be present and do our best work with the kids in our class.  After all, wouldn’t we want that very same best for our own children? 🙂


What Real Life Looks Like…

Remember how excited I was to get my new table this year?  Well, I am happy to report that I am LOVING how it’s working out, and am so happy that I decided to replace my desk.

But when I walked by it the other day, I had to take a picture because I thought it would be funny to share what it really looks like during the day while we’re using it.  Definitely not sparkly clean and cleared off.  Here’s a peek:

TableInRealLifeI remember reading a quote once (and I even have it saved in one of my Writer’s Notebooks) that says something like “You can tell a lot about a person by the desk they keep.”  And it makes me wonder: what does this table tell you about me?  What do you think your desk says about you?  Does it match the real you?  I’d love to hear what you’re thinking….:)