Sometimes we have to stand up for things, and this summer was a lot of standing up for students and for teachers.  We had to negotiate a new contract this year, and with that came the request to make class sizes smaller and for better support for our special learners.  Our district had different ideas of how to accomplish the big job of educating our students, so we formed a rally to show our district we mean what we say and will ask, loudly, for what we see as necessary.  I was proud to be married to the man who gave his perspective on what is happening in my district, and to stand by a man who so clearly is interested in protecting everyone in the education system.  He spoke to the school board about inequities he sees and experienced and made a huge difference in the outcome of our very satisfying and supportive new contract!

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Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

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