Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dirty Underwear

Here is how a conversation went with Mark and I last night...

Mark: I'm going to get it the shower. (Leaves pile of dirty clothes on the floor-comes out 5 minutes later, roots through same pile of dirty clothes...proceeds to PUT ON the same underwear he took of only minutes before...)

Becky: That is are putting back on your dirty underwear!

Mark: What's wrong wtih them? I just put them on this morning. (at 5am when he got is now 10:30pm...)

Becky: You have been sitting in them all've sweated, went to the bathroom (you get my drift...), in them!

Mark: I do this every night...I only change my underwear in the morning.

Becky: SO you are telling me that you put on dirty underwear every night after you shower?

Mark: Yes, they are still good.

Becky: That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard of. Please, please, please put on clean underwear.

Mark: Fine...(he puts on clean underwear, then tosses the dirty underwear on the floor beside him). These will be good for the gym tomorrow anyways.

Becky: Oh. my. goodness. (gags)

Is this normal male behaviour???

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dead or Alive...

I taught a sweet girl last year who happened to have autism. She added fun and excitement to every day...sometimes not in a good way but I definately miss having her in my class this year. When she realized that I wasn't at her school this year she freaked out saying "Oh no! Mrs. Kennedy is dead!" Well my old VP and EA decided to bring her to visit me on Friday to prove that I was, infact, alive. It was so good to see her, as she's a student has left a profound impact on me. Apparantly her visit didn't prove to her that I was alive. She went back to her school and told the kids that she had gone to Heaven to visit me!

A moment I'll never forget...:)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Day!

What a great day! I love the first day of school. I love to see the kids come in, excited to find out who their teacher is, discussing the events of their summer with their friends. I love that this day represents a fresh start and the possibilities are endless. I love to think about where these guys will be in much bigger and smarter they'll be! I love fresh pencils, books, desks, clean classrooms.... I love my job!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Crushing Cancer....One km at a Time!

This weekend I will be participating in one of the most amazing events-The Weekend to End Breast Cancer. This will be my third time participating in the 60km walk, and I have know that it will be just as life-changing as my first two walks. Walking with my bestie (and her mom, who is going to kick our butts!) is going to be an honour. We walk through thick and thin in life....this walk illustrates that for me! I can't wait for 60kms of games, giggles and gossip!!!!

I began walking to honour the memory of my sweet Grandma who fought breast cancer with more courage and grace that I have ever seen. I saw the looks in the eyes of my family as we said good-bye to a woman who lived her faith with every breath, in all circumstances. I listened as my Grandma said good bye to her youngest daughter, knowing that would be her last opportunity to tell her daughter everything she wanted for her life. I saw how hard it was for my mom to worry about her mother and father. I see the loneliness in my Grandpa as he lives out his days without his wife. I never want to see that happen again. Not to my mom, my mother-in-law, my sisters, my friends, to me. I knew that I had to do something big to stop this terrible, terrible disease.

This year a little girl in my class lost her mom to that same terrible disease. While I know that progress is being made in the fight against cancer, little girls are still having to grow up without their mommies and that can't happen anymore. Some of my greatest friends have little ones, and I'll be walking with them in mind...hoping and praying that they will get to see their little ones grow up to have little ones too. I think about myself now too. I have waited so long to become a mommy and I will do whatever it takes to make sure that I am there to see my little guy grow and develop and learn and love.

For my Grandma, for two little girls who are learning how to live without their mommy, for all of the amazing women who I am blessed to know, for my son's momma...this walk's for you!!