Perfect Attendance

Do you really need to be there, for roll call every day?

Work or school?

Is the award, the accomplishment, the dedication…a worthy pursuit?

THIS teacher says without hesitation…nope.

I’m certain my perspective was cemented with every shared birthday my daddy and I (and mama too) spent together regardless of the day of the week.

Perhaps I remember how nice it was to have a break now and then when I really didn’t study for a test and wanted to take it the next day…

I might have done well to accept a few hard knocks earlier on, but I figured it all out eventually.

I am certain the mental health days along the way were good for this girl’s wayward growth and development.

If your child attends a school where the focus of learning is based largely on the interests of your child, and they can’t wait to race out the door to get in there and get started, then, by all means let them go.

But, if instead you support hours of problems solved and worksheets completed, and stories read with questions answered not connected to anyone in your home…

Well, it might be time to sprinkle in some well executed adventures.

I was telling the truth every time I told a student that when you are not here, our learning is different; the ideas you would have brought to the table were missing…

I also really appreciate all that comes with a child who comes in the door fresh from wonderful time spent with friends and family and stories to tell.

I think it isn’t much different at work…

Being a trooper (insert martyr) works for some

The rest might enjoy some well executed days of play and perhaps return a bit more productive, energized, happy.

I think I’ll pass on the perfect attendance award…


About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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