As an educator, I have pretty high expectations for each of my guys. Unfortunately, we occasionally differ on what constitutes academic success. It can be a little stressful for all involved.
I substituted at the local middle school this morning, which also happens to be the school my youngest guy attends. Ironically, I rarely ever see him. I do often run into his teachers, which is happened today. After realizing whose mom I was and getting his class started on a writing assessment, he spent some time sharing with me how much he enjoyed having my guy in class. At first, it seemed like a rather standard practice when a teacher comes across a parent unexpectedly; however, this teacher continued on sharing specific details about him and his unique capabilities. I walked away a proud mom, who was also impressed by this teacher’s personal interest in his students.
As a reward, I decided to make fruit salsa with cinnamon sugar tortillas. I had just made Salpicon de Frutas for a Spanish class, so I had some leftover fruit. I diced and apple, fresh pineapple, mango and watermelon. I also had frozen blueberries and raspberries that I thawed. After putting them in a bowl together, I got out a jar of peach mango preserves…
I took half the jar, added 1/4 cup of water and heated it on the stove. After it cooled a bit I mixed it with the fruit. Voila!