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Hello and welcome to the J Q Rose blog!
This week in the U.S. we are celebrating special people in our lives as we observe Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother's Day. (Mother's Week would be appropriate too since it really would take more than one day to celebrate all the things moms do for us!!)
|Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from JQ Rose.|
My mother was assigned the task of teaching both classes in her one classroom. Having Mom as my teacher was difficult for both of us. From my perspective, as her daughter, she was harder on me than on any other kids in the class. I didn't realize at the time she didn't want anyone to accuse her of showing any favoritism toward me.
|A photo of my mom, my second grade teacher.|
When Mother's Day came around that spring, our class made art projects to surprise our mothers. Since my mother knew what the gift was going to be, I walked up to her and asked her, "Since I don't have a mother, can I make this project for my grandmother Maw?" She told me many years later, it tore her heart when I said I didn't have a mother, even though she realized in my 7-year-old mind, I meant I couldn't surprise her with the gift. We laughed about it realizing in our hearts how difficult that year had been for both of us.
|This weekend we honor mothers and women who are important in our lives.|
Wishing all you Moms
and women who are special to a child,
Happy Mother's Day!
If you have a mom, grandma, aunt, or woman in your life, grab her and give her a big hug and kiss.
Are you a teacher? Thank you. Are you a Mom? Thank you.
I love the link to listen to your post, JQ. What a great idea!
I feel for you having your mum as your teacher. My mother taught needlework at my school, and I always felt she was stricter with me than with the rest of the class.
Loved your post. Hope you enjoy a happy mothers' day!
Hi Helena, I'm glad you enjoyed the audio recording. It seems so many folks are listening to podcasts and audio books. Why not blog posts? I'll only record personal ones. Strict is the correct word to use to describe that year. I probably did the same thing to my daughter when I had her Girl Scout group. Do you celebrate Mothers Day in the UK this weekend? Have a great weekend!!
Hey, JQ. This had to seem like an incredibly looooong year for you both. I was a cheer leading sponsor for one of the daughters and Girl Scout leader for the other. It's hard to walk that fine line. But you survived and turned out great. Hope you're having a great weekend.
Hi Marsha. Yes, we had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Thank you for stopping by.
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Well, teachers do deserve it. They are doing one hell of a job.
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