Friday, September 24, 2010

Band-aids and Wet Wipes

Hi Everyone! Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post. All week was SPIRIT week and it added to the hallway/classroom craziness. Whew.

This morning it dawned on me that Band-aids are a small gesture of love. So many kids ask for Band-aids. I buy fancy ones: tattoos, Snoopy, Scooby Doo, Batman, and Princesses. I go through so many boxes, but I've decided I'll keep buying them happily. Eighth graders like Band-aids and I'd like to think that a fancy little bandage is a way of caring for and paying attention to BIGGER hurts. I distinctly remember wailing for one when I was in elementary school. Our family was packing up for a weekend trip and my mother was overwhelmed with household tasks, loading the car, and fussy children. I wanted that Band-aid for a sore finger that wasn't bleeding. We probably didn't have any but I didn't understand. I was so sad. I haven't always kept a ready supply of Band-aids here at home either. At school, it's a must. They NEED them. I'll keep buying.

I'll also keep buying wet wipes. Kids love these, too. Do you love them? They are such a snazzy solution for stickiness. Cold, refreshing, sturdy. A must for the classroom.

This has been an exhausting week. We have a work day today and then -
MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND! Yippee! I'm going to be 52 on Saturday! Isn't that a great age?

I love my birthday! I brought the struggling reading and writing class cupcakes and chips. They were so cute. One peppy boy said, "No one can bite their cupcake until Mrs. M. bites hers." That tiny little pink cupcake tasted so good in the company of those thankful teenagers.
Family will fill the house tomorrow evening. Party bags for the grands shall be filled in the morning. I will go outside and take a big sniff of my September. Mmmmmmmmmm.

I hope your weekend holds some singing and dancing. LOVE.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
Happy Birthday and yes 52 is a fun age. I turned 53 this year, and I promise it doesn't hurt much either.

Now how sweet to share your special day with the kids at school. I love that,and they seemed to appreciate it as well. I also love the idea that you make party bags for the grands. I had never thought of that, and I am sure my grands would love that as well. Thank you for the lovely idea.

Bandaids, yes the kids love the bandaids. I have to keep a hidden stash in my bathroom, as the ones in the kitchen surely seem to disappear quickly. I too can remember times as a child, when even the simplest scrape felt so much better with a bandaid.

Have a gorgeous day sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Angela said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Dearest PomPom.
Have a wonderful time
I love Wipz too [I always spell it with a Z]
Love and birthday Blessings x

Elizabethd said...

Oh Happy Birthday Pom pom, I do hope you have a lovely family weekend, happy amongst your loved ones.

Leslie said...

Happy birthday, PomPom! 52 is a GREAT age.

I like to keep wipes in my car (which reminds me that I need to buy some).

Have a blessed day!!!

Elderberry-Rob said...

Many happy returns on your birthday Pom Pom - I will be 52 next birthday too (in February). Hope you have a special day with many blessings, family, friends, laughter and love. Betty x

Susie said...

Happy birthday for tomorrow PomPom! I love the idea of buying fun band-aids/plasters for the kids in my class but in the UK we're not allowed to give them out at school in case of allergies - what a silly rule!

Gumbo Lily said...

What a very thoughtful teacher you are to supply your students with band-aids for the hurts inside and out.

I hope you'll have a lovely birthday surrounded by the ones you love most. Eat a bite of cake and ice cream for me.


Anonymous said...

Oh you are surely the best teacher ever! Cakes and treats in the classroom, and special band-aids (or plasters as we call them in the UK) are the best!

We never had fancy plasters when I was young, just plain brownish-pink ones. Boring. :) I also have wipes in the car...they are soo handy!

I hope you have the best ever birthday too! Yippee!! :)

magsmcc said...

Oh happy birthday- I have been assembling the tiniest of things for you on the breakfast bar, and now I shall post it on your birthday day, having lamentably missed getting something to you on the great and glorious day that it will be! You survived a week of school, and it is still September- your September! Oh have a FABULOUS weekend! Love love love love love from strawberries! My word verification is vicing- that must mean lots and lots of cake!


Happy Birthday dearest Pom Pom. I didn't forget. I put a card in the post on Monday. I do hope it arrives on time to wish you the happiest of days. Have a wonderful day, lots of cake and candles to make wishes on, lots of love and family, lots of balloons and pressies, lots of sloppy kisses from your grands and some sunshine and bright sparkly stars, hugs, kisses and love xoxo

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Happy happy joy joy! Happy birthday, o, wonderful and lovely Pom Pom! I hope 52 is marvelous!

And for many of us, Band-aids mean love. How could they not?

Much love and a very happy birthday,


GardenOfDaisies said...

First of all I have to say I love your dancing Snoopy picture. I used to have a poster on my wall, when I was a teenager, of Snoopy doing his happy dance.
And my college age kids still want the cute bandaids... Miss Kitty, etc... :-)

melanie said...

Happy birthday lovely Pom Pom! xxxx

Teresa Hillis said...

Happy Birthday Karen, I really enjoy your blog. You have very tender & fun way about the way you think & carry out your love for others. Very inspiring!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of celebrating You. Much Love to You & Yours.

Gigi said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! Have a wonderful time!
And you're so right about the band aids -- something kind of magical about them, isn't there? Especially when dispensed by a lovely fairy godmother -- like you.

debbie bailey said...

Happy Birthday to you Pom Pom! I hope your day is full of people you love and lots of cake and ice cream. I'm giving you a virtual hug right now!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday sweet Pom Pom! I hope you had a wonderful day with those you love!

Have a lovely weekend!

SusanB-knits said...

Happy Birthday! (sorry I'm late)
52 is a great age! Old enough to know better and young enough to do it anyway, lol! Hope it was a great day.

libbyquilter said...

happy (belated) birthday Pom Pom~!!~ i hope it was even more fabulous than the fun plans you had for it.

i think you're right about the band-aids . . . a fun way to make a young person feel taken care of/hugged.

wishing you a week full of laughter and love.


Heart Felt said...

As you say all the best people are born in September.....Happy Happy birthday dear friend. xx

A garden just outside Venice said...

Hi PomPom! A very late happy Birthday sweetheart! I'm just back from a fabulous weekend away and I'll post a few little treats on your way tomorrow ;-)

The dB family said...

Ahhh! How could I have missed your birthday weekend?! A very happy happy birthday to you, my friend! I hope you had a wonderful day filled with good things and lots of love!

A big birthday HUG from me!