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About Lauren

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


December 16, 2018



Back in nineteen sixty-nine, A young mama, not feeling fine, Headed to the hospital And had herself a little girl. That wee thing with dark brown hair Has found herself to be seven squared.

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It took longer than a pizza.

December 13, 2018



A couple of days ago, Brad posted about how there are people who have a lot of Kleenex around, and people who don’t. I wanted to joke that the only way Lloyd, a.k.a. Mr. Sniffles, could have more tissues around was if he could wear them. That got me thinking. Hmmmmmmm……. Me: “Do you have […]

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December 12, 2018



I deal with a lot of ineptitude during my days. Most of it is developmentally appropriate, but sometimes it’s things like college students filling big humidifiers and not realizing the wate is pouring out the overflow hole in back. Two. Two people doing the same thing with two humidifiers. Two. (Overflowing the buckets that I […]

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Hooray for germs.

December 11, 2018

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We had four staff out today. Two with barfing, one with fever, one with a sick kid, and also another teacher who felt gross but came anyway. I got to cobble breakfast together. Lots of our college staff are either taking finals, so God bless our director who got it all covered. Yikes. Here’s hoping […]

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The kind of Sunday afternoon I like.

December 9, 2018



There was a problem at work and it needed some makin’ do. The toddler teachers were frustrated with the little nook that leads onto the playground. It’s where the dots are stored, a dehumidifier, the children’s boots, and other large things that they just need occasionally. They have some new students starting next week and […]

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I broke Facebook.

December 9, 2018



Ugh. Our students sang in church last night. I didn’t video any of it except one run-through that we did in the narthex. I uploaded that to our Facebook page after and it had some trouble. I tried it again, and suddenly the first one popped up. I tried to delet the second and kept […]

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