The Week of Crazies…But We Can Do This!

Dear Reader:

Last Saturday night after John and Mandy returned from their dinner…Eva Cate, Mandy, and I  watched “International House Hunters” (HGTV)…Eva Cate and Mandy have an on-going date to watch it together in the evening and talk decor.

Jake fell asleep watching television with dad in another room so soon it was just us girls discussing which house to pick at the end of each episode. After Eva Cate fell asleep…Mandy was laughingly telling me to take a deep breath before I return for the week…because John informed her that this week (the week he is gone and I am there ) is one crazy week. For example:

Not only was yesterday (Monday) the first back-to-school day since daylight savings time… which makes getting little ones awakened in the dark a much more difficult chore than when it is light in the mornings…plus their little personal time mechanisms are off…they are sleepier and grumpier. (All adding up to the real possibility of more chaos than normal getting ready in the mornings for school.)

Then we have to add the fact that Monday, March 9 has a full moon…Mandy has the same problem I did…when you are a teacher and a mother…full moons create craziness and “lunacy” (named for the word lunar-meaning moon) not only in your own children but everyone else’s you have to teach in your classroom. Exhausting! (Especially after adding the loss of an hour’s sleep due to daylight savings time to the normal challenge)

As I was typing away Sunday night on these posts for the week…I looked out and saw the 99.9% full moon out my window. The (almost) full moon is beautiful…even if it does seem to affect children…making them especially hyperactive.

Now if Mandy and I make it to Friday with everyone still intact…you would think we would be sliding into home base…pop the wine corks. But does anyone know what this Friday is….that’s right! Friday the 13th! I mean “Really”…”Really”!

So until tomorrow…

You just have to laugh when too many crazies come together all at one time…(prayers will be appreciated 🙂 Will give you the whole scoop upon my return this weekend. I am positively staying “positive” however! “We think we can, we think we can.”

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh






About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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2 Responses to The Week of Crazies…But We Can Do This!

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    And at ROMS they had a fire drill yesterdsy morning…lol. Hope you have a great week. Enjoy every minute.


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