Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Guest post from follow me home...

A Guest Post from follow me home . . .
By Michele @  

My name is Michele Marriott. I blog over at  I’m one of those bloggers who loves to stay connected with the blogosphere, but can never find quite enough time to post my own stuff as often as I’d like (at least once a week!). That’s completely ok. What’s wrong with spreading the love around to those who need it, anyway? When I was approached about filling in for Peanut Layne, I happily accepted. That girl is hilarious!  I said, “Of course! I might as well be writing on SOMEONE's blog…”

Let's see, for today, since we’re just getting to know each other a bit, I decided to share with you a few of my favorite moments of being a Kindergarten school teacher.

I actually went to college to teach high school chemistry; took a "wrong" turn and ended up in Elementary Ed. It was exactly where I needed to be. Everything about teaching little 5 and 6 years olds made my life worthwhile. They needed me less than I ever needed them. Alas, I had my own husband and children to take care of as well. After about ten years, I realized I couldn’t quite give both jobs 100 percent, so I chose to stay at home. I now tutor and help in my child's classroom, but sometimes it's not enough. Those little children were mine too. I taught them things they didn’t know before coming in. I smiled as they sat on the floor petting my velvet shoes or watched as their eyes bulged open whenever I read, “Piggy Pie!!!” My favorite part now is to see a grown man or young lady yell out my name across the grocery store. Their bodies and voices are much larger, but if I look closely, I can still find their innocent 5 year old face. Love. Okay now, that’s enough about that.

Here are just a few cute share quotes/stories that I’ve gathered through the years.

“You know Mrs. Marriott, you may NEVER get a chance to have Jesus in your heart or go to heaven if you keep drinking all that coffee.” said Anna, 5 (I live in a state where caffeine is looked down upon.)
“Well Anna, it is almost gone. See? I’m on to my last cup and it’s only 2:30! There is plenty of time to receive God." –Me

 (Huffing and Puffing) "Oh I'm sorry for being late today, Mrs. Marriott...And I forgot my show-n-tell too! My dad was yelling at my mom about us always running late..." sobbed Markella
 "I'm sorry, Markella. It’s okay. We'll just schedule your day for tomorrow. Is your mom all right?"-I asked
 "Yeah, she's fine. She made him walk to work and called him an ass."-Markella, one of my top ten favorite students

  “Mrs. Marriott, I don’t want to hurt your feelings or anything, but I have a worry . . . (at Kindergarten round up), those toilets look awfully small, and well I eat a LOT of food." -Corbin, 6

 “Mrs. Marriott, I just wanted you to know that if you don’t have anywhere to go for Turkey day, we’d be glad to have you over. My mom says my aunt and uncle are nuts so they can sit in the basement." -Deke,

 “I know you want me to read those words to you Mrs. Marriott. I don’t WANT to do it, but I see you wore that nice scarf and all, so I guess I’ll give it a try". -Orlando 5, future playboy

“I don’t know what the big idea about this “Mrs. Marriott” is anyway. WE never paint, or dance to Baby Beluga. I'VE never made a wood jewelry box…you know that beef jerky you’re exchanging for necklaces right now? That was probably just going to be our dinner tonight". My eldest daughter, then 6 years old.

 Thanks for letting me join in this week. Cheers to Peanut Layne getting well soon!  If you have the time, pop over and see what’s happening at our crazy house. Last entry - two weeks ago. I'm lightning fast like that . . .



  1. Michele is one of the first bloggers I ever read who made me literally laugh out loud, and I haven't missed a post of hers since. Glad to see one of my favorite bloggers on another of my favorite blogs. Perfect.

  2. This is perfect. Ages 4-5 are absolutely the best in my's all downhill from there ;) The honesty...the unintentional humor...they are these perfect little humans at that point. These were hilarious Michele! You're totally one of my favorite laugh out loud reads as well!

  3. So cute!! I can't decide which ones are my favorites!! They are all so hilarious!! I can see why you miss being in that classroom! :)

  4. Thanks so much for the comments and for letting me participate :)


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