I’ve been away from my class for almost an entire week… Spending so much time with my Grandfather, I’ve realized, the comfort I hopefully bring him is the same comfort my sprouts bring me so much of the time.  It’s hard to be sad around smiling kindergartners who hug you more than you ever imagined possible… I’m ready to return.

As I head back tomorrow, for our last day before the holiday break, I’m grateful to see my little friends.  We have our holiday party (not one, but TWO holiday cakes!) and I know they are going to be over the moon to celebrate the season.  I’ll be equally thrilled to see them and receive a little love (and my fill of hugs) because really, what else could a guy want from Santa?