A vocabulary word this week for my ELL students was "errands." As a visual for them I created a "To Do" list on the board and explained how my mom is a chronic list creator. She lives by the list, so therefore, I refuse to be a lister. There are so many things I am bound to do just like my mom/dad, and then there are things I am determined not to do like my mom/dad.
Bound To Do:
Dance while driving and sometimes brake to the beat
Read multiple books at a time
Excessive use of the word "friggin"
Say certain words and phrases while requiring a New York accent "We love ya's."
Throw my head back and laugh out loud...very loud
Integrate sarcasm in absolutely any type of situation/conversation
Be my children's biggest fan
Find humor in most things...even inappropriate things
Be the bigger person
Determined Not To Do:
Wear a housecoat
Claim there are barking spiders in public
Wear fanny packs (see picture previous post)
Scream at an athletic event live or on television
I think I will add more to this list, but this topic was on my mind today after chatting with two friends at work. It's so easy as a parent to beat yourself up for what you did and didn't do, and it's easy for a child (myself) to remind parents of all they did and didn't do.
I love my parents. Friggin' nutballs!
Did I just make a list?
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Posted by Sabra at 11:09 AM