The last week has flown by in a whirlwind. I experienced my first Black Friday with a 10-hour shift at Target. On Sunday, I decided to work my last day at Ross and focus all of my efforts on Target where I get, not only more pay, but a lot more hours, too. And tomorrow, I'm going for that four-hour training workshop to become a substitute teacher.
I'm VERY excited about tomorrow. I've been waiting for it for a LONG time!
Today, while I worked a regular six-hour shift at Target, Keva's class came in for one of their monthly visits to Target. (The teachers and aids take the kids around the store, teaching them how to walk the aisles without grabbing at things, and then they take them to purchase a few items that the teachers buy.) They came to my register! I was so pleased to see Keva in the group. She looked at me a little funny, probably wondering what in the world I was doing at Target with my red shirt and khaki pants. I gave her a big kiss good-bye as they prepared to leave. She looked a little disgusted at this embarrassing display of affection, but Daniel, one of her classmates was waiting for his kiss, too! So I planted a big one on his cheek, just as I'd kissed Keva, and he got the biggest grin on his face. It was precious.
Keva's teacher reported to me that he giggled all the way back to school!
She wrote, "You must have a powerful kiss!"
Keith commented later, "They only know the half of it!"
I got home as the kids started getting home from school. Keri Lynn had missed the bus for the second time this year, but -- as she waited in tears in the hallway -- she prayed that the Lord would provide a way for her to get home. Wouldn't you know that He brought along her friend's grandmother who has NEVER walked along the halls after school before . . . but she was there nonetheless . . . and was happy to be the answer to Keri Lynn's prayer!
As we sat around the table tonight at dinner, we chatted about the day. Keri Lynn spoke about the class periods and how LONG they are. Kade wanted to know what periods were and Keri Lynn thought that he meant another kind of period. So the three of us that know of such things all giggled amongst ourselves -- Kathleen, Keri Lynn and myself.
Kade piped up, "I know what periods are!"
"We're talking about a different type of period, Kade."
"Yeah, well I know what the different type of period is!"
Keri Lynn looked a little taken aback, but I had an inkling, so I said, "Okay, Kade. What's a period."
You KNOW! It comes after a sentence!"
That Kade . . . you can't pull anything over on him!