After spending a lot of time focusing on self-image, I had to laugh out loud today. I may have mentioned this in an earlier blog, but if you ever need cheering up, or a huge boost in confidence, just spend a day in Kindergarten. There is never a shortage of love letters, or kind words from the kids. Everyday, I receive them. Today something made me actually laugh out loud.
My classroom was very warm this afternoon. We do not have air-conditioning in my classroom. In my earlier self-image blog, I mentioned that I will VERY rarely wear my hair up because I am so self-conscious about my Neurofibromatosis. Today, I got so warm, I grabbed a hair tie and whipped it up into a messy bun. There was no mirror in the room, so it surely was not done in any fashionable style. I just had to get it off my neck. It was during “center time” so all of the kids were busy in small math groups playing math games. All of a sudden one of the boys in my class called out, “Whoa, Whoa, Whoa”, in a very loud, excited voice. I looked over to see what was wrong and he said, “who did your hair????” I had to laugh, and said, “I did it myself because I was so warm – why….does it look okay”. He enthusiastically said, “Yes” and another boy said, “I am thinking it looks….” and he paused to think of the right word, “AMAZING”, with a big sigh.
Talk about a boost to my self-esteem. I just adore them. It made my day.