Yesterday we made s'mores in the backyard, trying to put a little bit of summer into the first day of school. It was mostly for me since my three year old doesn't start preschool until next week. Sigh, where did the months go? For those who may be wondering I'm still working for as a teacher's aid in a kindergarten classroom; a full time teaching position still eludes me. But even though I may not have my dream job, and even though the pay is much too low, and even though my teaching style is different than the teacher I work with; gosh darn it I can't help but love all those kids. That includes the one with snot running out his nose as he cries about wanting to go home, and the ones that puked on the carpet, and the one that hits and bites, and the one the gives you a little smile right before they do something that they know is wrong. Yes, some days its hard, but I love them. Its those troublemakers that seem to find a place in your heart though. Frankly I'm not sure how teachers without faith get through all the craziness that is being responsible for 20-30 little people. I know that seeing Jesus in the face of each of those children, knowing that they were created by God, is what gives me the patience and the love to get me through each day and help them as best I can.
School may have started, but the weather is still beautiful enough to enjoy an evening of making s'mores. Lets not let the craziness of a new academic year make us forget about taking the time to enjoy the company of our loved ones. We truly had a "s'moregasbord" with an array of three different types of s'mores: classic, peanut butter cup, and lemon pie.
We all know this one!:
Peanut Butter Cup S'more
Peanut Butter Cup
Lemon Pie S'more
A little off the beaten path, but so yummy!
Lemon Curd (homemade or store bought, found near the jams and jellies.)
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