December 2, 2013 by kmwelden
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, some of my seventh graders shared what they think the world would be like if no one ever said “thank you.” I, (probably extremely against any code or protocol, so please don’t tell my boss), swiftly stole the funniest ones and took pictures of them to share with the Internet on my blog.
So, I guess it’s time for me to say thank you. I’ve been going through some daylight-savings time adjustment blues, but coming back to school after having the week off for Thanksgiving was just what I needed. I’m thankful I have 120 12-year-olds that know me by name and take time to ask me how my day is going. I’m thankful I have a boy who wakes up at 6 AM to make me coffee every morning because I haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to use the coffee maker. I’m thankful for my sister– the most bizarre but lovely person I know– who knows how much I love mail and makes a point to send me mail all the time. I’m thankful for my mother, who always answers the phone when I call. No, y’all, she always answers the phone and she always walks me through the ensuing crisis I present. She never takes a day off from being my mom, and that’s the most comforting feeling in the world. I’m thankful for my dad. I tend to burst into tears spontaneously when I talk about how much I love my dad. So let’s just leave it at that; there’s a lot of love. I’m thankful for my lively, witty, and encouraging extended family (particularly my disarmingly attractive aunts and my superwoman of a grandma… hi guys).
Ok, so I started listing things I’m thankful for and quickly realized that was a slippery slope and a TERRIBLE idea. I could spend the rest of the night bullshitting about the things I am glad for, but I’m thankful for things and places and people and ideas and YOU. Let’s just leave it at that.