My grandson took this picture below. It's his shoes and his grandfathers. He said he can't wait to grow up and fill out his shoes. Wasn't that cute? Really a sweet thing. However in reality - he has no idea how big a job it is to fill his grandpas or any 'man's' shoes - but he's in the process of learning.
I remember when my FIL died - my husband forgot to pack shoes - he wore his dad's and said - he had always wondered if he could fill his dad's shoes - and he did.
Okay so how does this all work into a post today?
Brenda at "It's A Wonderful Life" commented to me on one of my posts awhile back and somehow we got started talking about school and the differences between now and then. We were talking about the punishments the teachers gave us.
She told me, "Oh what fun.... I love my memories of elementary school (or most of them, ahem)....except maybe for the one standing in to corner for chatting in the wrong time."
I wrote back that once I was chewing gum and the teacher saw it - I had to wear the gum on my nose the rest of the afternoon!
Then she wrote back and said that she had to write 100 times 'I will not chew gum in class' - her mother felt bad because she had given it to her when she visited her for lunch and Brenda put it in and chewed it at the end of the day - apparently not the end of the day for the teacher.
I had trouble with my Z's and on a spelling test - I told her that it was indeed a z. She said to practice and write a 1000 Z's to learn to write them right. And I did it.
My husband went to a Catholic school - they rapped his knuckles with a ruler.
Chatty in school.
Do you have any memories of what your type of punishments you received from your teachers or what the rules were in those days - lol?
When I was hired in the school system many years ago - the philosophy for a para pro - at least what the principal told me at the time - was that what these particular kids I'd be working with needed was a little nurturing. By the end of 15 years - you could not or should not even pat a child's shoulder. Truth. You might get sued for inappropriate touching.
What are your thoughts?
My grandson's new Lego project - he worked with his grandpa - have to say he did most of it. But that is because through the years his grandpa and him did a lot of them together. At first it was grandpa putting them together and he watched - then half and half - and now mostly by himself.
He was so happy and proud.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
— Angela Schwindt