There are so many reasons I like this...but for me, the kicker is the title at the end. Wait for it.
This may be offensive to some (hint: MOM), but Colene and I find it hilarious.
For those of you who missed Joann Swanson's brilliant, witty post on February 28th, click HERE. It's a must read.
I was teaching 3rd Graders City Wildlife this week. We learn about all the cool animals and insects that live in their own backyards. We learn what their special jobs are (usually involves what they eat) and why they are so important to have around. I have really cool props that the kids love. When we were discussing the owl, their important job has to do with what they eat!
Me: Who knows what owls eat?
Me: Right. What else?
Me: Rats, mice...what else do they eat?
Another boy: Leprechauns.
Me: Nope. They're not fast enough to catch Leprechauns.
Same boy: But you said they fly up to 40 miles per hour.
Me: They do! But Leprechauns move faster. (pause) And they can disappear. (pause) Because they have magic.
Same boy: And a pot of gold!
Me: That too.
Same boy: So the owl can grab that!
Girl: No. They can't carry a pot of gold.
Same boy: YES. They CAN. She said they carry two to three times their body weight.
Boy's Friend: Duh. Weren't you listening?
It's nice when your friends get your back. Especially when you're trying to debate whether or not an owl can in fact carry off a Leprechaun's Pot O'Gold.
How can I not love what I do?
Tomorrow, my bestie Mel and I are going to take the dogs on a lovely hike (7 miles)! We can hardly wait. Afterwards, they will look like this:
And tomorrow night is my Critique Group with my online besties - which is the highlight of every week!
Sunday...who knows what joys Sunday holds, but with a new pair of running shoes I'm pretty sure the track will be involved for at least a few miles!
What about you - any big weekend plans? Have a FABULOUS one!!
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