Okay, I am back and ready to answer some tough questions.
The first question, posted by Stacey, asks "When you have more children what are the names you have picked out?" This is a controversial topic for me, which is something Stacey was unaware of! During my entire pregnancy with Devin we did not share our baby names. Once we knew that HE was a boy, we still did not share. There is one main reason for this. I have worked with too many children in my life. There are many names that are "tainted" due to unruly behavior. Because I work with many children, I also work with many adults, each of whom have their own views on names, not to mention family members offering their input. I did NOT want ANYONE influencing our name choice. I can be very head strong when I choose to be. I am glad we kept it a secret. It was the only one we had since everyone knew we were having a boy. Our name choices for that pregnancy were (obviously) Devin Michael and Kiley Rose (if we had a girl). By the way, Kiley is now out of the running if we have a girl next time. So, I guess that was a very long-winded way of saying....Stacey, I am not sure that I am ready to divulge that information!!!! SORRY!!!
The next series of questions come from Bridget.
What brings you greatest joy in life? Have you ever experienced a child having an "Ah ha!" moment. Those are the greatest! I have experienced the "Ah ha!" moment with many children. I have seen my own son finally figure out how to make a toy work , how to push the button, or how to plug in the DustBuster (this one I was not too thrilled about, but the look on his face when he realized that HE could do it made it alright!!) I have also been lucky enough to experience the Ah ha!" moment with many students. That is the sole moment that makes teaching so worthwhile and fulfilling. To see your student FINALLY understand how long division works, understand the plot of a story, or "get" that concept in science is priceless.
What are you afraid of? I am terrified of birds! I had a couple of, let's call them, exposures to birds as a child that included being attacked by seagulls in search of my french fries and a loose wild bird in the house that has foreceully driven this fear. Sunday we went to the ocean to enjoy a GORGEOUS day at the beach. Well, wouldn't you know it, the people on both sides of us were feeding the seagulls. I was freaking out. I had my head down and I just about clawed off Erick's arm. I think he is now afraid of me. I did, however, manage to look up long enough to snap this picture:
What do you do in your spare time (all five minutes of it)? Haha, most of my spare time is spent on the computer. I frequent Babycenter and Myspace during most of this computer time. Erick and I also love to watch movies. I enjoy comedies and romantic comedies. Some of my recent favorite are 27 Dresses, Juno, and Knocked Up. I guess that makes me a Katherine Heigl fan.