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Harmonicas and Fidget Spinners

Beauty in the day: there were two of them, standing in front of my desk this morning before school started. One has been there many, many times, his daily mission to talk to me before line-up. The other is a new student, sweet and quiet; it’s unexpected that she wants to visit – but she does.
He started it out. “Ms. Nordstrom, I would like a fidget spinner. ” This is in reference (as my story will show) to a well-used fidget spinner that is on display in my window. It’s not there to torture the students – much.
“I don’t have fidget spinners here!”
He begged to differ, as he inclined his head with a tilt toward the one on display.
“Oh, that’s MY fidget spinner. But I don’t have any for students here.”
No matter – he was nonplussed. “I would like a USB.”
A USB? He wants a USB? I looked confused. He inclined his head again and tilted it toward my window, where there were 2 USB flash drives. One belonged to a parent who had left it behind the day before, and one was mine.
“That’s MY USB. I don’t have USB’s for students here.”
While he thought of his next request, shy girl pipes in. “I want that Griffin!” She pointed to the Eagle statue in my window.
“Well, that’s actually an Eagle. And it belongs to the school, so I can’t give it to you.”
As equally prepared to continue as the boy, she asked if I had any extra harmonicas. πŸ™„
There are no harmonicas in my window display.
I sent them to line up. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

#givingthesagearunforhismoney

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Talk to Me

Beauty in the day: still having car troubles, and this heat is not my “thing”. Still, yesterday I spent some hours on a boat with my my daughter and my bestie and her family. It was a nice (and fun) way to escape the heat for awhile. Now, sitting in my backyard, I can hear “little” voices next door. They are happy ones, curiously unconcerned by the high temps. They don’t even have a sprinkler on. They are just chatting away, and much of their contentment seems to come from the fact that their conversation is NOT between one another, but with mommy and daddy. 😊