Little Miss Loves Life is a frequent flier in my office. She isn’t a *bad* child but she does have a lot of energy. And by a lot of energy, she often jumps up and down while in conversation. Sometimes the teacher just needs a break.
Little Miss Loves Life: “Do you know what is for lunch today?”
Me: “I don’t. But we can check the calendar…”
Little Miss Loves Life (interrupting excitedly and beginning to jump up and down): “It is my favorite! Toasted cheese sandwich! I love how the cheese and the bread stick together…..”
How can you not love that? She can make the most ordinary thing extraordinary. I when Little Miss Loves Life visits the office (and for the record, she isn’t in trouble… we have a deal that the teacher sends her to us to do some work when she is feeling stressed with the flea-like antics).
As we have gotten closer to Christmas, Little Miss Loves Life has ramped up her energy level. Yesterday, we got to spend some quality time together.
Little Miss Loves Life (vibrating, I swear she vibrates): “We bought you a Christmas present and I’m not supposed to tell you but we did and we bought it from Sams!”
Me: “You are so sweet. Now let’s take a look at this math problem…”
Little Miss Loves Life: “My mom told me not to tell you and I told her I wouldn’t because I CAN keep a secret even if she says I can’t. I CAN. I really can!”
Me: “I know you can. Can you read this word problem to me…”
Little Miss Loves Life (interrupting herself while reading a math word problem): “Miss Beth? Do you love coffee mugs?”
Me: “I do!”
As a matter of fact, I do love coffee mugs. Almost as much as I love her zest for life. She amazes me and keeps me smiling.
And her secret will be safe with me.