01 March 2013

March 1, 2013

#slice 2013OK...As much as I would like to NOT have one more thing to do, such as blogging, one of the best people in my world, Ruth Ayres, TWISTED my arm. So maybe she didn't twist my arm. She just looked at me with that face that says without words, "This is really important to me and you can totally do it and you should because if you don't I will stand here and stare at you with my big brown eyes till you do." (Yes, I believe Ruth's facial expressions communicate with me in a run-on format.)
So, here's my slice.
There are some people you would do anything for...and Ruth is one of them. Added to this reasoning is the fact that I love her family. Which leads me to the main idea of this first post: One of Ruth's ridiculously awesome children, J, gave me the best shout-out ever. At our recent school POW WOW, where the entire student body assembles in the gym for a celebration of our school's awesomeness, I was making some general announcements and getting ready to introduce the next guest speaker. The kids all get to a level zero--that's almost silent aside from the noise created by 530 K-5 graders' squirminess. As I am looking out at the sea of faces, I see this totally cute face pop up, HUGE smile across his face, and he shouts out, "HEY THERE, MISS CHRISTIE!" (That's what he calls me--not Mrs. Holst--and I love that!)
Not a care in the world that he just gave me a shout-out in front of 530 kids.
Not a care in the world that no one else was talking.
That's some excitement to see me! Why can't everyone be that excited to see me????

12 comments:

Hannah said...

I feel like the world would be a much better place if everyone was so enthusiastic. I'm participating in the Slice challenge for the first time this year. Happy March!

A Little Faith and A Lot of Heart said...

I miss you!!! I would totally give you a shout-out!!! :) Can't wait to read your posts, I am positive they will be entertaining.

Tonya said...

Great first post! I agree that Ruth is someone you would do anything for!!

Lynn said...

It's what I call one of the simple things in life that just makes me feel so, so good!

Lori said...

I'd love to read more about your Pow Wow. Welcome!

Deb Gaby said...

I have been on the other side of that face also...it's why I'm on here also.
Love the shout-out! I'm thinking we should all be called by our first names at school. : )

Shelley K. said...

Love your post. Know the guilt inflicted by Ruth quite well! ;) I'm excited to read your blog this month, Miss Christie
! :)

writekimwrite said...

I suspect by the end of the month you will be thanking dear Ruth for giving you that look. Writing is good for you!

Tam said...

Good-shout out from you, Christie. Just remember the little things like J.

Ruth Ayres said...

I'm so glad you are writing this month.I love the way you captured him. And I feel super lucky to be one of the special people in your life.
Ruth

Ruth Ayres said...

One more thing....

I'm not sure what you and some other commenters are talking about when it comes to not being able to say no...

I like to think of it as empowering people to tell their stories. :)

Ruth

Nancy said...

J's smile can brighten any day. I just love his spirit and so glad he has come to our school