No work stress, Mom

I think Gerry posed this way because he wanted to make me laugh and smile this first week of school.

Look at this goof ball, being sleepy on the couch!  I L0vE it so much.  Gerry has been a reluctant eater lately, but for some reason WILL eat the same bowl of food if I hand feed it to him.  His bathroom habits keep changing (no surprise…he’s eating “what he wants too” which is not consistent with his old diet of Canidea kibble.

My new students (23 so far) are not TOO challenging, but I have 4-5 boys that are going to give me a run for my money, and at least two girls I’m not too sure about.  Now, keep in mind folks that I’m talking about third graders here!  Thank goodness I loved and got to teach fifth grade in the same district, for over 15 years.

This economic crisis and current election have had a HUGE impact on my very mixed teaching community.  These third graders are little toughy-toughertins!  Little do they know I handled second graders in Bed Sty, NY back in the early 90’s, in Spike Lee’s neighborhood….and I came from Rhode Island!  PLUS!  I have been taking care of a special dog that they haven’t learned about yet.  We’ll see how much I tell them about him this fall…I’m just not sure.  They too need to view me as ‘strong’.



About danielle

I am a rescue mom and school teacher. Gerry came to me from Texas, after he "failed" as a hunting dog. He had NOT had an easy life. I was three years divorced, and we saved each other. Last week I learned he has osteosarcoma. Our world feels upside down...while everyone else is right side up.
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4 Responses to No work stress, Mom

  1. kazann says:

    Any chance Gerry could go to school to meet the toughertins? He would mellow them into mush. I’m sure they would get a kick out of that photo of him acting like a clown. What a character!
    Have a wonderful school year. A teacher with a big heart can make a huge difference in a child’s life.
    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

  2. danielle says:

    Schools have to have strict policies, and even though he is as gentle as a lamb, since he was never given the “therapy” dog certification I can’t bring him. The letter of the law ruins the spirit…

  3. benny55 says:

    A d those little “mobster wannbes” will absolutely see yiu as strong”…because you are!!!
    But I bet when they hear about Gerry and see some of his pictures, they will turn in to sweet adoring fans of Gerry:-)

    Absolutely looooove this boy!!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  4. danielle says:

    Gerry IS a Lab to be loved. What ever happened in Texas to him for 3 years…happened. He’s kicked the CRAP out of that fate, and then we found each other. Six years later, he’s kicking the crap out of this situation the best that he can. I’m proud to be his forever mom and be with him now. I want to make him feel like the KING that he truly IS.

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