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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Made My Day!!!

I got this email from a former student today...seriously made my day. It's so nice to know that I'm remembered even after being out of the classroom for two years...I can't believe it's been two years already! Just had to share so that I'd remember that I am a good teacher (I have a feeling when I go back to work, I'm going to doubt my abilities).


I just wanted to let you know that you are the best math teacher I've ever had. I appreciate your order in teaching and method to go about each lesson more than ever. The past two years I've had math teachers that aren't necessarily hard, but they make it so much more difficult to understand. You clearly showed examples of each type of different problem. I just wanted to thank you for being such a great teacher (I know a couple years late), but I thought you would be happy to hear that I always think "WOW Mrs. T would've made this make so much more sense." Hope everything's going well with the twins :) and they don't make you too crazy. Thanks for everything and the best of luck with your family!

So nice, right???

Before I Was A Mom...

Before I was a Mom, I had a flat tummy, cute bootie, pedicured toes, blown out hair, cute clothes, nice shoes, and a facial was never out of the question. (okay to be truthful, I still have a pedicure, blown out hair, and cute clothes...I just can't spend an hour getting a facial...can't do it.)

Before I was a Mom, I completed thoughts, books, errands, chores, magazines, and meals.

Before I was a Mom, shoe choice was decided upon the weather...not upon how many times I had to get kids in/out of the car, in/out of the stroller, and how far I had to walk until I could sit down again.

Before I was a Mom, I had a small pocketbook.

Before I was a Mom, I didn't think that much about sun protection.

Before I was a Mom, I did a lot less laundry and minded a lot more.

Before I was a Mom, I didn't try to turn everything into an "adventure."

Before I was a Mom, I slept...I slept well.

Before I was a Mom, the busy street I live on didn't bother me as much.

Before I was a Mom, I never examined the sidewalk or grass like I do now.

Before I was a Mom, my house was actually decorated.

Before I was a Mom, Dog didn't bother me as much...now she's just another person staring at me wanting me to guess her thoughts.

Before I was a Mom, no one pushed my nipple like it was a doorbell and said "boobie." (okay, well maybe Husband did once, but that doesn't count, right?)

Before I was a Mom, I didn't have so much plastic in my house (seriously...why aren't the environmental people going after kid toy manufacturers...this shit can't be recycled, right?).

Before I was a Mom, I never dreamed I would go through so much to actually become a Mom...I didn't even like kids.

Before I was a Mom, I was a teacher...I now feel that it's important to hold my own kids to a high standard, but I'm letting other kids off the hook...it's usually not their fault.

Before I was a Mom, I peed alone.

Before I was a Mom, I loved my life...I still do...I just miss some of the things from my former life...B.K. Before Kids.



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