Thursday, September 27, 2012

Back at it

Yesterday was my first day back to work. Who decided that 5 days is what you get when someone dies? I don't know if I'm ready for life to go back, but I know sitting at home being sad doesn't help me. The truth is, laughing at fart noises is good for me. And I did start to miss some of those little buggers.  I did leave this note up on the white board as a nice reminder to the students.

The kids were actually really sweet. They knew why I was gone, and some gave me hugs, some said sorry for your loss, but most just were happy to see me. It feels good to be liked. My leadership kiddos all brought money and got me these lovelies
Pretty sweet for 8th graders. They smell really good too. So I am keeping them in my classroom. Because 8th grade boys stink.

Thank you all for your sweet words. Things still feel kind of surreal, but I know that slowly things will become a new normal.


Angi said...

I love the note on the board and the flowers are beautiful! Kids can be so sweet sometimes. :)

Kristin said...

I always leave a note that says, "Be good. I'll find out if you're not. Mrs. Darhower :)"

It's amazing how children can drive you NUTS. But the second you leave them in the hands of someone else, they want no one but you.

At least tomorrow's Friday?
So sorry you're going through this, friend :(

Jen said...

I am so so sorry about your loss, but how sweet of your kiddos to do that.

Alison said...

I'm so glad your kids were so sweet to you :) Sometimes they make up for their off days.