Today kicks of Spring Break, and what better way to begin 9 days off than with a party? When I saw Dani at Doing the Work That Matters share this post inspired by Leigh Ann Eck the other day, I knew it would be a great format to try out.
Thanks for the inspiration and invite, Leigh Ann and Dani! I’m looking forward to joining this party!
What I’m Bringing:
Favorite Book: This is an incredibly difficult question because I’m usually quite smitten with whatever I’m currently reading, but my absolute favorite book ever is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Her beautiful writing, coupled with the messages this book delivers about humanity and humility, make this a book that has changed the way I view the world.
Favorite Person: There are many I’d like to bring, but ultimately I couldn’t go to a party without my husband Daniel by my side. One of the first things I ever loved about him is how comfortable and easygoing he is in groups of people, a complete opposite to my shy and introverted nature. With him by my side, I know I’ll have a fantastic time.
Favorite Food or Beverage: My party would have warm chocolate chip cookies and cold glasses of milk. I’m not sure if it’s the warmth or the sweetness, but this is my go-to comfort food.
Favorite Song: I have pretty quirky taste in music (fueled by the fact that 90% of the time I’m accompanied in the car by my 4- and 6-year-olds who are currently obsessed with The Wizard of Oz soundtrack), so this is a tough question for me. This isn’t my favorite song, but as I head into Spring Break the one that keeps running jubilantly through my head right now is Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out.” It may not be for summer yet (and I’m certainly not ready to say goodbye to my students), but this much-needed break definitely warrants a little “free from school for a week” celebration.
Surprise: I would bring everyone a special pen (Inkjoy gel pens, to be exact) in an array of bright colors. I have a bit of a pen obsession, and something about sharing pens with everyone symbolizes to me that there will be memories to be made and stories to be told, and what better way to capture them than writing them down?
And now it’s YOUR turn! What will YOU bring along to the party?