Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
One 1/2 day of school, then I'm FREE for the summer!
One of my brightest boys today put his head down on his desk and just started crying (3rd grader)...I asked him, that afternoon, what happened and he told me he hasn't seen his dad in 5 years. Dad has a new wife and a new son...HOW in the HELL do you respond to that? I told him my husband doesn't EVER remember seeing HIS own father, but that when our kids were born, he decided to be the best dad he could for them....After talking to this kid for a while, I sat with him and we drew our sunflower art project together. I hope I gave him a little bit of hope. Isn't that what being a teacher is all about?
I do wish these kids will come back and visit me next year. And, will I be a pile of tears as they leave? YOU BETCHA!