I’ve talked before about how kids in the lower grades always bring treats for their own birthdays, and always bring enough to pass out to all the teachers.
When I get the treats, the students who are in my room always ask if they can have the treat. I always say ‘no’ because that would seem to go against the spirit of the gift. And because I often want to eat the food myself.
The safe place for my treats is one of my desk drawers. My students here don’t go into my desk drawers. On Monday, I got some “dirt” pudding, which is a favorite of mine. I put it in my drawer to keep it safe… and forgot about it. Dang it!
Some treats I will eat a couple of days after receiving them. Pudding I’m not so comfortable with. I’m afraid this dirt pudding had to be disposed of.