Thanks to Cee for her wizardry in photography and her Share Your World weekly challenge!
What is your earliest memory? I remember events from well before I was two years old because traumatic events stick so much more strongly than pleasant ones. That’s probably why it feels like I recall every day of my life until I left home at 19. I am grateful that our son has a relatively blank slate for his early years! Thankfully, he doesn’t remember when I zipped up a certain body part into his cuddly sleeper or when I closed the trunk on his flexible fingers.
What was the last photo you took with your phone? I took some selfies last night to use with a student as visual cues. For some kids, that’s much more effective than saying a word.
Have you ever danced in the rain? Yes, and on stage as well. I was working with psychotic adolescents and we staged “Singing In the Rain.” Don’t ask me why. It was a series of traumatic moments for both teachers and students, since we had to practice for a month. Between kids tantruming, spacing out, and having seizures, the final performance made for an eventful evening!
What is the longest you have gone without sleep? I had to take an sleeping EEG, which meant staying up all night and then somehow, falling asleep at a clinic. The room I was “resting” in was next to the nurses’ lounge, full of laughter with a door that repeatedly banged shut. I never fell asleep, so it was the following night before I finally got some shut eye.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am soooooo grateful that my dearest teaching widower did not leave town last week! We have been enjoying his Father’s Day gift of the BBC series on World War II. Awesome. I am also grateful for the family that forgave me this morning for oversleeping and missing a tutoring session. My phone’s ringer had been accidentally turned off by the selfie stick, so my alarm was all for naught. I am looking forward to eating the goodies that another family gave me today! Yum!! Thank you, Golio!