Margaritaville, let me say that my face did the same thing as prhoshay's when I read your post. Man, you've been through it and I hope you are through with it at this point.
Sending good healing thoughts your way.
Unk, all those photos are great. That's wonderful that Zac ended up with so many tickets. What can you redeem 4000 tickets for???
Continuing to send good healing thoughts Zac's way too.
For all you winterstorm sufferers, I'm sending WARM thoughts your way. I've been complaining about the RAIN and not wanting to go out, but you guys make me feel awful because it's just rain. Stay safe and warm and hopefully stay with power.
Well we had 290 middleschoolers today go through the museum. Today is the last day before Christmas break, so you can imagine how they behaved. Actually most were great. I did the Civil Rights section and I did it TWELVE times. I will be saying in my sleep tonight: "these Civil Rights pioneers have made it possible for all of us to be here together today, free from the laws that prevented us from enjoying each other's company......." I had one snippy teacher that I just walked away from-I didn't cover what SHE thought I should cover. Hey, I work with what's in our gallery, you don't like it, too bad (they don't pay me enough to put up with THAT kind of crap and fortunately TPTB agree with me) and one 13 year old racist a**hole that I wanted to pinch his little hate filled head off. Fortunately, there was another kid in that group that told him to shut up! I loved it.
But it went great and the museum sent me home with a sixpack of beer!!! (they are cleaning out all the refrigerators for the holidays!). I shared one in the kitchen after the last bus pulled out of our parking lot with the director of education. I think we both drained our bottles in 2 big swallows.
It was a very long day, but it was fun. I love the kids with questions and the ones that "get it" from the start. And the ones that always have such great observations. We also had a small group of mentally handicapped kids and those are my favorites. They are always so happy and respond so well to any attention at all. It sometimes is a challenge to present the material in a way they can understand it, but they always say or do something that just melts my heart. Most want to touch you and are just happy to stand next to you and hold your hand. THAT makes even the longest day saying the same thing until you are hoarse worth it.