Blogs by Leslie P Garcia
11/10/2011 5:59:21 PM
Yesterday I whined, ranted and raved. Meant what I said, much could have gone unsaid. All is still true today. But...
Yesterday I chronicled the disastrous week I had at work, admitting that I was throwing myself a bit of a pity party. What I said, I stand by--especially the fact that the largest problem public school teachers face are parents who, for one reason or another, are a death knell to their own children's success.
But today, I watched 10 Kinder kids (including one of my granddaughters) play the funniest game of basketball you'll ever see.
I prayed for my ex-student who has just had brain surgery for a malignant tumor.
I realized that the opposing coach in the aforementioned basketball team -- that married man who's wife graduated with my youngest daughter--was also a first grade student of mine. (Dear Lord, thank you for letting me get old enough to have a married student coaching five year olds! I think.)
Perspective, reality--we deal with our lives as we see them. If I felt yesterday I got less sympathy than Kim Kardashian after ending her 72 days of wedded bliss--well, poor me.
Today I was the loudest, silliest, happiest grandmother at a 5 year old's basketball game.
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