Friday, September 17, 2010

FF: Choosing to Smile

In class a while back we were discussing the concept of continuous and continual.  I asked the students for an example of continuous  and a girl answered, "My period."  I actually blushed and then I felt sorry for her because she was either very sick or going to fail the vocab test.

This week's teaching goof was that I thought  I wrote "frag" on the board.  You know it!  I really wrote "fag"  AND referred to it several times without seeing the mistake.

At the beginning of the school year, I invited myself on my daughter's 10 minute walk to the bus stop.  She told me she didn't need me, and she didn't.  I went anyway.  That walk has become absolutely precious to me now as we walk and chat.  Now it's my daughter asking every morning at 6:25, "Ready?"

I used to do my best to avoid seeing or hearing Michelle Duggar on television.  Ironically, I intentionally never miss that show now.  Okay.  I'll admit that I respect her.

Just so you know, I do love Fresca.

And the final fragment: we went to Curriculum Night at our boys' schools this week.  At the end of the evening we were looking at the writing samples in our youngest son's class and found our son's paragraph on the wall.  It was a beautiful tribute to his dad and listed all the ways his dad showed love. By the end of the paragraph we had misty eyes ... when ... oops, we discovered that there are two boys in there with the same first name.  OUR boy wrote about Niagara Falls.

Now, come on with me and let's go blog hopping.

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16 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What a fun post. I laughed at the girl with her continuous period. Poor kid. I bet you could write a book on the 'oops' things that happen when you're teaching. I hope you always jot them down. And you can share them with us!

Nezzy said...

Awwwww, sorry about "Niagara Falls", a great kid always knows how to burst their parent's bubble!

I loved the gals comment about her continuous period, poor thing I know how she feels. I'm havin' continuous menopause! Heeehehehe!
Truly, I just turned 58 Tuesday...enough already. :o)

God bless and you have a super weekend girl!

The Incredible Woody said...

My little brush with fame - I know the Duggars. In real life. Michelle is just as sweet as she seems on TV.

Sometimes my period feels continuous too.....

Aging Mommy said...

I love that you instigated walking to the bus stop with your daughter each morning and that now she asks you if you are ready. How wonderful to have that time to chat and even more wonderful that she enjoys it too. That is lovely.

I laughed at the story of your youngest son's essay being about Niagara Falls - I guess it is a pretty awe inspiring place :-)

Mads and Kelli said...

I LOVE that she is inviting you to go with her each morning now! What a great testament to you as a mom!

That corgi :) said...

LOL about the school essay!! wonderful memories being made with walking with your daughter to the bus stop!

enjoy the weekend

betty

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh how I love reading these fragments. You are the best...have a wonderful weekend with your wonderful family!!!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Walking to the bus with your daughter to chat is very nice. My husband and dog meet me at the bus stop when I come home from work everyday and we walk home together. It's really nice!

The dad essay was so nice, sorry it wasn't your son's. That was funny!

Stopping by from Friday Fragments.

Mental P Mama said...

Still smiling here....

Matty said...

I can't decide which of these is the best. They're all so good. I'm sure Mrs 4444 will be delighted with these, and you just might find yourself with an award.

Coby said...

Thanks for all of the laughs! These were delightful!

Jientje said...

What a fun post, I enjoyed reading it! Sorry about the essay, but I'm sure your son loves you just as much, only difference is he was inspired by another subject!
I think that walk to the bus stop is something you're going to cherish forever!

Sofia said...

Found you over @ FF. I'm your new follower! Come visit and follow back!

Sofia
From PDX with Love"

Kirby3131 said...

I misread the "10 minute walk to school" as 10 mile walk to school. I thought that was a bit excessive! I read it a few times before I finally saw minute instead of mile :)

Fresca - Yum and Niagara Falls has never been so funny.

Kristin - The Goat

Colie's Kitchen said...

Hi I am Nicole from ColiesKitchen.com I found you on a blog hop and wanted to drop by and say hi. I really like your blog, and am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Your Niagra Falls fail was the best.

But don't keep us in suspense! What is the difference between continuous and continual? ;-)