Phillip Done begins the first chapter of his book 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny with a list that begins, “I am a teacher…” As I read through that list wherein he describes all the things he does in the name of teaching, I thought to myself that Phillip would make a very good mother. And so, I’m totally ripping off honoring his marvelous idea and presenting you with a list of my own:
I am a mother. I eat the broken cookies. I have someone else’s boogers on my sleeve. I laugh convincingly at knock knock jokes. I have eyes in the back of my head. I carry Purell and band-aids in my purse. I jump up approximately 22 times during every meal to get something. I kick the annoying toys under the sofa. Dr. Seuss gives me a headache. I would rip the head off of a bear or a bully to protect my child. I am a mother.
If you leave a comment adding your own description of motherhood, I will randomly choose one lucky commenter at the end of the day to win one of Mr. Done’s books, autographed by the author himself — which let me tell you, will be a perfect holiday gift for any teacher in your life. Now I haven’t exactly asked Mr. Done if he will go along with this, but he’s super nice so I think he will. And if not? Then I will send you my copy of his book autographed by me.
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Philip says he’s in! An autographed book for one lucky commenter!
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Winner! AggieMa Michelle – Congratulations girl! Your autographed and inscribed book is on the way!