I'll explain. My husband and I have two wonderful kids. And another kid. ( Haha. I'm just kidding; there are only two.) I always swore that when it was time for college, I would help pay the tuition by doing after-school tutoring, resulting in very long days away from home. But last winter I found the amazing world that is TpT. I am able to share teaching resources with other teachers, while earning more money on TpT than I made tutoring. Best yet, I do it all by working from home! It's a win/win!
So when my boys asked if we could rescue a little puppy, I didn't have my old "it's not fair to the dog, because we're never home yadda-yadda blah-blah" excuse. I was able to say "Yes!" And with the help of Jennifer and Julia, from the wonderful Second Chance Rescue in Queens, NY, we found our little lab-mix pup! The boys named him Sunny, and I gave him the T.; because if it hadn't been for TpT, we would not have been able to rescue him from the terrible fate he'd meet at the high-kill shelter.
It's been a month now, and our sweet little guy keeps us laughing. He operates on two speeds: hibernating bear (visible in photo on left) or Robin Williams. Also, he carries a toy everywhere he goes. Potty jaunt? Gotta take a frisbee. Walk to the park? Gotta take the demented-looking tennis ball clown-head.
I'm finding that "educating Sunny T" is not very different from educating my own kids or educating middle school students. Meaning: lots of encouragement, repetition, creative problem solving, and love. More about that fun stuff in another post. I'm being nudged by a demented-looking tennis ball clown-head. Take a look, but you may have nightmares. Don't say I didn't warn you ;)