What passes for wisdom

800px-Candy_cornI feel like I’m thinking in bits and pieces these days.   Life has been crazily busy for the last several weeks — I can blame the Unending Stream of Student Essays for that — and it feels like ages since I wrote anything of any real depth.  It’s one of the worst parts of being an English teacher: the morass of papers to grade.  They take more out of you than you realize.

Even in the midst of all this, though, I sometimes get these random little thoughts that seem kind of worth remembering.   They flash into my mind as  commute to work or as I pick mushed banana out of Lukey’s seat.  They are what passes for wisdom these days.   Perhaps they will make you think? Or smile?  Or maybe they’ll inspire you to say a prayer for my addled mom-brain, so clearly starved for sleep and downtime.

Here, in no particular order, are Random Thoughts of the Last Few Weeks.

1.  Being a mom means always having laundry to fold.
2.  Candy corn is simultaneously totally delicious and totally disgusting.
3. It takes me five seconds to find my cellphone when it isn’t ringing and thirty seconds to find it when it is — by which time, of course, it’s clicked to voicemail.
4.  Halloween decorations have gotten a whole lot scarier than they were when I was a kid.
5. It’s okay if  a three-year-old who wants a knight costume ends up wearing a plastic construction helmet covered with tinfoil rather than something purchased, at great price, from a costume store.
6.  A coffee chain like Starbucks or Peet’s would make a killing if they opened a franchise at my high school.
7. I think I love my flannel pajamas.

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