One week, three tiny joys.
I've decided to dedicate today's 3 "little things" to around 30 little things.
These little things pretty much dominate my day from 9 am to 6 pm 5 days a week.
They are a hurricane of energy and spirit, endless teacher hugs and sass.
They love to rub noses with me Eskimo-kiss style, call me "Rapunzel", write me letters and draw me pictures of themselves talking to me on their cell phone.
They arrive to school in the mornings bundled up in bunny ear body warmers, bobble wool hats and love-heart mufflers.
They love nothing more than to color and paint and help me decorate our Christmas classroom with a tree made entirely of tiny 6 year old hands traced on green paper.
They can be a tough crowd some days, I won't lie.
But they put a smile on my face every single day.
Thank you to every one of my tiny little joys for pulling the nurturing mother and the playful clown out of this natural introvert.
They've helped me grow in so many ways and they'll probably never even know it.