day fifteen: cash in my attic

After I got everyone out the door this morning I washed some dishes, made the bed, and then curled up on the couch for a little Cash In The Attic. There is something about a half-hour morning nap that really grounds me. It was awesome.

Miss C, our tech who could easily be the teacher, was gone today. The new tech, Miss L, did a great job trying to take care of all the backstage stuff, including leading along the sub. Things went well, except for the last rushed 10 minutes where we painted watercolors of fish to hang out in the hall. It was all good, though. Then after a little collaboration I went home for 10 minutes to see the boys before turning around to go to BYU for class.

Today I was reminded, by the Spirit really, that attitude matters so much. I am determined to get that in line and keep it there. Right after our students come in the room and hang up their backpacks we do the same thing every afternoon. We dance. We put a CD in and crank it up and dance. I grabbed a little guy's hands today and twisted and sang, right in his handsome little face. He smiled at me and I told myself he was soaking some of it in. This is the attitude I choose today. Thank you, Spirit.

5 comments

Connie | September 3, 2009 at 7:39 AM

One of the things I miss when I'm gone is the dancing.
I sure admire you. With all you have to do, you're still able to recognize the things around you that are good and able to pull things together!
You're my hero!

Barbaloot | September 3, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Sometimes I don't wanna remember that attitude is important. Now that I've read this I can no longer claim ignorance. Bother. :)

charrette | September 3, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Oh, man! I wish we could crank up the music and dance in MY class! :)

And where did you come up with that term Cash in the Attic? My goodness, I live for those 20-minute naps!

Cookie | September 3, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Oh, that sounds like the perfect day! I love to dance with little people :) It's really much easier than dancing with, say, people who are a good foot taller than myself. Oh yes, I have tried. When the tall girls went home for the summer at BYU, I stayed and filled in on the ballroom team, and I even made International Folk Dance ensemble :) While practicing an Elvis medley in ballroom, I was assigned a partner from my home ward here in TX. Really comical . . . I believe we got re-assigned eventually. Thanks for the attitude reminder, and for the trip down memory lane :)

April | September 4, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Attitude shmattitude! Fine...I'll change mine! The last two weeks have been rough! I need someone to dance with!