Truth time...today was the hardest day of teaching I've ever experienced. I got home and completely broke down, crying until there were no more tears left to cry. But after pep talks from everyone closest to me and advice that will get me through I can wake up and go again tomorrow. And maybe I'll need a little encouragement everyday this year, but that's what my family is for.
This evening I took a long, long, long, hot shower to calm myself down (sorry neighbors if you no longer have any hot water)and when I went to take out my contacts I saw this in the case. My eyelash had formed the perfect smiley face. It was looking up at me telling me that life was going to be okay.
And of course this little guy makes me smile everyday, especially when he sleeps in my husband's underwear basket.