Today's precious moment does not involve any of MY students, as they've been anything but precious as of late. One of the cutest and sweetest things about my school is that we don't just shove the special education kids in a corner, as I've seen done at many schools. My principal is a former sped teacher, so I'm sure this has something to do with it. Every morning, he greets the kids at the bus, then walks in holding their hands and singing with them. It is, honestly, the sweetest sight you'll see.
Today, he was out of town for a meeting, so they were on their own. I was coming back from supervision duty when one girl came running up and grabbed my hand. Suddenly, I was surrounded by all these sweet, smiling kids, and what could I do but smile along with them? I was holding a hand on one side, then on the other side, I felt a hand on the back of my head. I looked, and there was a boy with the world's biggest grin on his face.... and somehow, I'd sprouted bunny ears! I laughed and said, Are you giving me bunny ears? He laughed the biggest belly laugh I've heard in awhile and said, YEAH! I walked them to their class, and I got hugs and more bunny ears before I continued upstairs.
I couldn't stop smiling, because the kids in their sweet silliness, made me stop and laugh. They made me forget about testing and discipline problems and all of the other garbage that's been weighing me down. They reminded that sometimes? You just need to come up behind someone and surprise them with a totally awesome pair of bunny ears.