I know I’ve been MIA for a couple of days. Let me tell you why.
3rd Grade Awesomeness!
I had the 3rd grade Thanksgiving play on Tuesday. The kiddos ROCKED! Every last line was to be memorized and spoken with expression and projected for all to hear. They preformed the fifteen/twenty minute play FOUR TIMES on Tuesday. —-and I didn’t have to give them a line once! Not even one time! Holy amazingness! See? They did so awesome!
My momma was so amazing that she came down for the day to watch my kiddos preform! She agreed, they were quite impressive!
Shh! NO Talking!
Do you realize how much talking we do in one day? I now do. We do a lot of talking. We chit chat over the phone, check in to let others know we are safe, and engage in conversations quite frequently. As a teacher, I talk nearly 24/7. For real. I talk a lot.
My body must have known that a break from school was drawing near because at 2:00 on Tuesday, my voice was D.O.N.E. -done-. I was feeling a little under the weather but it would be no big deal. I’d be fine. BUT- my throat had other ideas. By 5:00, I could no longer speak. Like at all. I went to bed on Tuesday night without a voice but I just knew I’d be able to wake speaking and ready to hit the road with my sister to go shop! That was a no go. I hit the road but my voice decided to stay behind. Bummer- the one time I get to be with my sister allll day long with no interuptions and I can’t talk HOW RUDE!
Yet we spent the day together and still had fun. I know that she would have given anything when we were kids to spend a day with me where I was unable to talk. Now that we are adults, I think she would have kind of liked to talk to me. Repeat- I think ;) We enjoyed the day together even though it was quieter than usual!
On to Thursday. This was Thanksgiving. NO VOICE! I couldn’t even whisper. I had sit through family conversations in silence and just take the friendly banter about me being unable to speak or defend myself in a conversation. Good thing I love you large family. Good thing I love you.
Promptly after Thanksgiving lunch the husband and I had to hit the road. I had a doctors appointment to get to on Friday. So we drove two and a half hours home and then another three and a half hours to the town that my doctor is in. That makes a total of SIX HOURS in a car with no conversation. Talk about a bummer.
So, here I sit after 3 1/2 days with no voice at all….. Sometime soon I’ll have to share what I saw on Black Friday while I was out and about. It is the humor of a 3rd grader but golly was it funny! :) Maybe that is why I teach the 3rd grade.