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February 2022

The Days no momma talks about.

Tonight I was not at my best. I watched the clock, counting the minutes, waiting for dinner to pass so I could FINALLY put him to bed. My physical body exhausted from not only chasing him around, but from spending every moment poised on high alert like some crazed hunting dog anticipating the next bird, constantly watching, and following, and waiting for the next moment to stop him from climbing the bookshelf… The back of the couch… Or the baby gates… You know, the ones that are supposed to STOP him from finding danger, *Sigh…* Mentally exhausted now; Him with… Read More »The Days no momma talks about.

Broccoli Socks.

One never expects to need broccoli socks in your life, until you have them… And suddenly, you wonder how you ever survived without! Happy little green bushes plastered over a backdrop of sunshine yellow. Goofy and random, yes, but also just enough to bring a smile to anyone who is lucky enough to notice them. Kids especially –Some of the kindergarten kids I work with have difficulties transitioning to new activities, but a perfectly timed broccoli sock distraction and we’re back on track! Hooray! A delightful little ray of sunshine amidst a routine of grey. …and why shouldn’t it be… Read More »Broccoli Socks.

With every sunrise, comes the chance to try again.

Everyday the sun rises, bringing with it new opportunities; offering us the chance to try something different, work smarter, work harder, get it right… and then it sets, bringing closure… Today I needed to remind myself of this. We all have high’s and lows in our day-to-day working life. The roller coaster of an EA though, this is a whole new existence. When I entered into this world I figured there would be good and bad days, of course, but the extremes leave me speechless. A bad day as an EA can hurt. Words filled with anger and pain often… Read More »With every sunrise, comes the chance to try again.