In light of my dear uncle's 75th birthday, I thought I'd share something that made me laugh out loud today at school.
I always have my students write in their journals on Mondays and today their journal prompt was: What do you want to have or do or be when you're old. I left "old" up to them to define.
Some wrote about what they want to be when they grow up. Some wrote about being old like a grandparent.
This one was my favorite:
When I am old I will have a cat, not a dog, because cats are calm. I will have a big comfy bed and chair. I will have white hair. And I will have oatmeal for breakfast. every day. I don't want to be old.
Happy birthday Uncle Clifford! Be a little crazy and skip the oatmeal today!