November 15, 2011


I’ve had parent-teacher conferences last week and this week. Today I had some time to run to Wal*Mart before they began and on impulse bought one of those adorable Ben & Jerry’s tubs that holds two mouthfuls of ice cream. I grabbed a spoon and went down to the basement at school to inhale it in secret, and it turns out that they provide a spoon! The bad news: It it so tiny it makes eating such a miniscule amount of ice cream take for-EH-ver, so kudos to them for winning the mind game.

The flash washed it out.  What ya gonna do?

In other news, I just want to complain a little bit about something that I am completely guilty of. (Not just ending sentences with prepositions.) It is forgetting appointments.

When a parent forgets their conference, I completely understand. Life happens. What I don’t like is how when they apologize the next day I say, “That’s ok! Let’s just set up another one!”

Positive Professionalism is at war with Whiny Soul – the one who says, “I was here already. I’ve put in my time.”

Hush now, Whiny Soul. You’ve missed plenty of appointments yourself.

Whiny Soul: But…..

I said hush. Have some ice cream.

I switched to a regular spoon.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Break”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I like that you feed your Whiny Soul ice cream. I make mine take a nap.


  2. Beth Said on:

    I let my Whiny Soul watch TV and pretend it has a different life.

    Also, I want to visit the CDC basement again. It’s been years, and your frequent mention of it has my curiosity piqued.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    My Whiny Soul gets Taskykakes & milk! So does my Happy Soul, and my Sad Soul, my Mad Soul, my Frustrated Soul….

    This post made me remember those flat little wooden spoons that used to come with ice-cream. What was up with those?


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