A few days ago I learned that my family and I would be moving to Atlanta, Georgia. While I'm sure this will be an opportunity to meet new people and have new experiences, it is still sad. I will have to leave family and friends. And one of the hardest things for me to do is leave my students. I've told quite a few of them already. The news has not been taken well. After they've picked their jaws up off the floor, almost all of them start crying. Which makes me cry. Ugh.
Needless to say, my smile seems to have skipped town and taken a vacation. My family is trying to bring it back . They've devised the "Make Mama Smile" game. Here's how it works: Each member of my family takes turns doing something ridiculous in an attempt to make me smile. The first person to make me smile, is the winner.
My husband was up first. I can't even remember what he did or said, but it didn't make me smile.
Then my daughter was up. She did a goofy dance and made some faces. That didn't make me smile.
Last but not least, was Bubba. He came up to me and started tickling me. The tickle didn't get me - it was his infectious laugh. I cracked a smile.
"I win!" he shouted. "Bubba magic!"
Yep. Bubba magic.