Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Conversation Overheard

Thursday evening at the Ag Fair I overheard a conversation between my student and her mom.

It revolved around my cranky cream.

When the mom noticed the cranky cream, she asked her daughter, "do you use the cranky cream?"

Daughter responded, "No, only Mrs. Bartel uses it."

I was a bit embarrassed. Now a parent knows that I might get cranky. Sure, we all know many people get cranky, but to admit it?

The mom was very nice, talking about the multisensory aspect of rubbing the lotion, smelling it, etc.


One day, in the last couple of weeks, I was whining to Mrs. Jones about something I can't even remember now. As she was walking out the door, she laughed a bit and asked, "do you need some cranky cream?"

At first I was offended, but then, smiled and said, "yes, I do."

So thankful that I have strategies to help myself in times of trial, and that I have taught others to use them also.

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  1. HA! I needed some cranky cream this week. Loved this so much I shared it on my Five on the Fifth post!

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