Friday, September 24, 2010

FUN Friday

Some kitten cuteness to start off FUN Friday.

And speaking of cuteness, you have to check out this site here.

I'm just so impressed that someone did this responsibly instead of scooping the babies up the first time the mother left the nest, thinking they were abandoned, and started bottle feeding them to make them "pets." I admit to being jaded by all the stories I hear in the classroom.

We teach the younger kids (pre-K, Kinder and 1st grade) that they shouldn't ever pet a dog that is sleeping (including their own). This week, I had two funny kids.

First one was a kindergartener. I make my puppet snore, which cracks them up. I have a "brave volunteer" then pet the puppet so they can see what happens when we wake a dog that's sleeping (he barks). So my poor helper pets Cooper, Cooper barks and I always say to the class, "Was that a good idea?"
A little girl was laughing (with snorts) and she said, "No, but it was REALLY funny!"

In first grade, I asked the helper, "Did you know that dogs snore?"
He shook his head and said, "Did you know grandmas snore?"
I started laughing. I couldn't help myself. This only served to encourage him. He upped the ante with, "I bet my grandma can snore louder than your dog!"
Poor grandma.

And the compliment of the week came from Pre-K. I finished the presentation and was packing up when a little boy leaned over to his friends, wide-eyed, and said, "That was AWESOME!"

You know what else is AWESOME? I'm going to the Working Writer's Retreat! That's right, I haven't been as attentive this week because I've been busy rewriting my first five chapters to get them solid enough for show! There will be critique groups, editors (three!) and chocolate! Two days of intense fun, I hear!

So I am off and I bid you all a FABULOUS weekend!

What's on your AGENDA for the weekend?


  1. Have fun! That kitten gnawing on the box is ridiculously cute! And I just can't love the HP trailer more! SO Excited!!

    Your kids sound adorable!

  2. So jealous about your writer's weekend. Hope you have fun!