Saturday, December 20, 2008
The Pleasure of Giving
This was soooo sweet:
One of my honors students came in before class this morning - early!
Student: Ms. A! Where does ** sit?
Me: There - second seat from the back.
He has a green gift bag in his hand which he carefully deposits on her desk with a HUGE grin on his face. Sneaking out of the room, he says,
Don't tell her!
Me: I won't!
Bell rings. She comes in, goes to her seat
****: Ms. A! Is that for me? Who's it from?!
She opens it, and it's a BEAUTIFUL snow globe. So sweet. She has a look of pure, childlike pleasure on her face. Shakes it; watches the snow fall....
****: Who brought this in here?!
In the end, she figured it out and gave the giver a huge hug, which I figure is all he wanted for Christmas. Ever.
I love Christmas.
(Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/petitshoo/)