One cool thing here at the Free Lance-Star is I get along with my editors even when we disagree. And truthfully, I’m not sure how much we disagree over this issue. I haven’t read their editorial yet but I know they’re writing one which I expect to side with Bush. This cartoon doesn’t really bash Bush. It focuses on Congress’ main concern which is themselves. And while I think Bush is living in the stone age believing the world is flat, at the very least Bush is going by his principles on this one and keeping a five year old promise. The one area my editor and I would agree on is that this shouldn’t have been Bush’ first veto. He should have used that power a long time ago on other bills. I don’t think this is one of those cheap campaign issues for him like flag burning, immigration or gay marriage.
Today was the last day with the kids and I learned some of the other teachers are reading the blog. Hi! Sarah, one of the students in my middle class greeted me today with a hug saying my art teacher told us we’re supposed to hug you today. See, I talked before about last Friday when a painted up Collin greeted me with a hug thus painting me up. As soon as Sarah told me that I said “your teacher’s reading my blog.” Sarah asked what a blog was and I told her she really didn’t want to know. A few minutes later Sue Ludlum-Loos, the art teacher showed up and she told me she thought the paint was dry. I asked if she read the blog and she said she did. Later, one of the parents told me they read the blog, liked Bush but thought I was an alright kind of guy anyway.
I was a last minute fill in to teach this course. They thanked me over and over for it. Since I know the blog is being read I want to tell them thank you. Thank you to the Parks and Recreation Department for giving me this experience. It was incredible and the kids are great. Thanks to the teachers for being as easy going as the students and for making it fun for them. Thanks to the parents for trusting me with your children for an hour each day. I think they taught me more than I taught them. And hey, we all survived without any major injuries or traumas. What a surprise.
Most of all thanks to the kids. I’m really going to miss each and every single one of you. I’m tired. Ya’ll are a handful. Some of you more than others. I had to get up early each morning and arrive to the newspaper around noon with a serious headache and needing a nap. But you guys gave me a lot of memories I’ll cherish and think about often. I would love to hear Alison say one more time “can you put the girls in charge?”.
I have to run so I can wash some paint off me.