Smiling Through the Pain (literally)

Today was one of those days. The kind where your headache (post-vaccine headache) won’t go away, it’s your first day back since before the shortened spring break, and everything seems to be going wrong. I decided to write down quotes from my students that made me smile and now as I write this slice, I find myself smiling again. This is why we do it- for the relationships, the smiles, the laughs, the giggles, the energy, and most importantly- the love.

“Where have you been? I missed you so much!”

“Today my mom tried to give me one too many pancakes. My mom’s cooking is usually pretty okay. But today, she pushed me too much. I ate like 10 pancakes and she tried to give me more. I can’t eat anymore pancakes!”

“Here’s two cookies, one for you and one for your boyfriend.”

“I made you this bracelet to help you feel better.”

“Do you like my jig?”

“I missed you so much I forgot to build a leprechaun trap last night.”

*yells down the hallway and comes running toward me when he should be in his way back to Art* “MISS SIBIGA!!!! WHY ARE YOU SITTING ON THE FLOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HALLWAY?”

“BIG CHUNGUS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!”

Everyday they remind me to smile- even through the pain.

Slice of LIfePart of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by

7 comments

  1. “This is why we do it- for the relationships, the smiles, the laughs, the giggles, the energy, and most importantly- the love.” For sure! ❤ I love how you captured your smiles for today!

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  2. So sorry teachers can’t take time off for miserable headaches. But so smart to distract yourself by celebrating these small moments that make your day better, remind you why you’re there 🙂
    I love writing that captures students’ words. Smart writers jot down what they hear.

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