Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'm a Rock Star


And if you'd like to be a rock star, all you need to do is go to an elementary school dressed like this:

One of my favorite parts of my job at PTM is going to the local schools our students attend. I oversee our Lunchmate Mentoring Program (an adult eats lunch with one of our students each week in their cafeteria), so I like to check in with our mentors and visit with our students during lunch. The students are excited to see me (in part because they hope I've come to introduce them to a "lunch buddy"), which is fun, and I just love the energy of elementary schools. Today I'm wearing the shirt to the right, so numerous students "know" me and want hugs, although I've never seen them before and have no clue who they are. I guess our shared love of Cookie Monster crosses over any potential boundaries.

Speaking of monsters, my niece Lauren and I were cupcake monsters on Monday. We made cupcakes for her sister Alaina while she was in school, and it seems Lauren shares my affinity for frosting. She just licks it off the top of the cupcakes and is finished! Here's some of our creations:

Life is good.

p.s. I'm thankful for the awesome Easter service I attended on Sunday in Calhoun. It was a great opportunity to worship, and it's exciting to see how the Holy Spirit is working in that church in individuals and in the corporate body.

9 comments:

ella said...

I wish I were living your life right now....

pneumoniaBoy said...

You ARE a cookie monster, though! You're a kid's best friend. ;)

Ys said...

you lick the icing off the top? oh no no no. then you miss out on how good it tastes when it melts into the cake as you bite right through the middle of it ;) i love your t-shirt by the way!

Ally said...

Ella: Your life is going to slow down soon!

Aaron: I am.

Ys: No, I don't lick the icing off the top--that's my novice (four year old) niece who does that. I prefer to get a little bit of cake into my bite to balance things out:)

Clearlykels said...

Now, that's a fabulous part of your job. I'm definitely jealous. Little kid hugs make the world go 'round!

icadle said...

COOKKKKIIIIEEESSSSS!!!

brandy said...

I love that shirt!!

Also, I just got your comment, could you let me know who the person was, or what the link was so I can check out the post myself?

cdp said...

I would definitely want to hug you if you came to my elementary school in that shirt!

Also, the cupcake making. Isn't it so much fun!

egan said...

My mouth is watering staring at the frosting on those cupcakes. Pastel colors good.