Monday, February 11, 2013

Little Joys

After a long week, I decided to go home for the weekend. As soon as all of my kids were picked up on Friday I hopped in my car to head home. I only live 45 minutes away from my small college town and it truly is one of my favorite drives. I drove into the sunset on winding roads (love it!). I spent the weekend just hanging out with my parents and enjoying every second of it.

Conversation. Delicious dinners. Catching up on Downton Abbey. Wal-Mart trip. Starbucks. Laughter. Sunshiny afternoons. Four wheeler rides.

vscocam308 Saturday afternoon four wheeler rides.

vscocam311Adventuring.

vscocam313If only more Wal-Mart parking lots had mountain views…

While I was home, I also received some great behavior management tips from my mom (she just retired from 30 years of teaching). I work at the early learning center on my campus and I’m currently the afternoon teacher for the 2 1/2 – 3 year old class. Although most of my kids are already 3! Anyway, they’re a really fun but challenging age group. Last week was a particularly difficult week and my mom offered valuable advice that I’m excited to implement.

I’ve started to write down the funny things these kids say and do that make me smile and I wanted to share them with you all! Their funniness and sweetness far outweighs the stressful moments and I want to be sure to remember that…

While we were on the playground one of the other teachers asked one of my boys how old he was. He looked up at her before responding very seriously, “I’m just small.”

During free play in the classroom, one of my boys was just randomly singing "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons. That definitely made me smile because most preschoolers don’t sing that!

Another little girl stared randomly singing “Gangnam Style” while we were putting a puzzle together. I thought that was too cute!

After helping one of my boys zip up his vest, he looked up at me and said, “WOW, I LOOK SUPER COOL!”  Oh goodness…melt my heart.

Two of my girls had a very serious “argument” about how to pronounce my name. One of the girls calls me “Miss SamanSA” so the other girl saw it as her duty to tell her that my name is actually “Miss SamanTHA.” I promise they went back and forth about this for at least three minutes. I thought it was too funny to interrupt!

May your Monday be filled with happiness as a new week starts!

7 comments:

Delvalina said...

Awww cute post!! I love being around with the kids...always melting. You have blessed job, family, and times... :)

You're so blessed by our Lord. He is beautiful indeed :)

Rosala said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Four wheeling is so much fun! Kids are just the greatest things ever. :) they are sponges absorbing everything they see and hear- including songs their parents listen too. Haha!:)

Kiki said...

Kids say the cutest things, right? Their words, actions, and hugs definitely warm my heart and make hard days that much easier. I need to start writing some of the kid quotes I hear now! :)

Katie Cook said...

Hahahah! These are hilarious stories! I hope you can record more, I love reading them girl!!! You are just adorable and an amazing teacher!!

Natalie said...

I love that age group! Their just so much fun =D And they say the cutest things!

Sarah said...

The quotes are darling, I love little kids. I'm so glad you had a nice weekend at home as well. Praying for your week :)

Regine Karpel said...

This is great!
God Bless!
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