At 2:45 this afternoon we were due in Irene's classroom, because it is Irene's week to be "In the Spotlight". Today she shared members of her family.
When we walked in, the second graders spontaneously broke into a rousing singing of Happy Birthday. It seems everyone knows the Gibsons, perhaps because their mother Jill is also a teacher there and has some of these kids in her reading class.
Irene showed off the kittens, while Grandpa and Isaac checked out Irene's Spotlight board.
The kids had lots of questions about the kittens, like "How old are they?" They had a few questions for us too, like "How old are you?"
My answer was evasive, as any lady's would be. "I'm old enough to be retired and I don't have to work anymore. But I used to be a teacher." That prompted a few more questions.
It was fun to be shared.
And not to leave Isaac out, we took the family out for Chinese food and then back at their house where there were cards with cash that came in the mail today, and cake and ice cream.
I'm stuffed. Tomorrow I really do have to start counting my calories.