Just a month or so ago, Miss Schmidt and I were reviewing our weekly Bible Verse. It just so happened that the week's verse was Matthew 4:19, "Come follow me," Jesus said, "And I will make you fishers of men." We were discussing the context a little bit and Miss Schmidt then posed the question to our First and Second Graders, "Am I the one that's going to teach you how to fish for men?" Of course, we all had a good laugh at the silliness of that, knowing full well that it was Jesus talking. One little First Grade Girl piped up and said, "Yeah, Miss Schmidt's going to teach us how to catch boys!" Since then I've been telling Miss Schmidt she will have to write a little book entitled, "How to Catch Boys."
In January, that little First Grade Girl might have needed such a book but the month of February has been a good one for her. The marriage proposals have been pouring in, the little boys lining up for the privilege of writing their name beside hers and then today, the first love letter arrived. (All names have been blotted out to protect the innocents.)
My favorite part of this letter has to be the pregnant pause before the "BIG" declaration..."You are the prettyiest girl in class." I'm equally amused by the last sentence, "and did you know I love you better (than) best friend's name?" Let me just tell you that these two best friends are tighter than tight so that's a big declaration!
Well, there you have it. It's February and love is in the air! We'll try to keep the dating to a minimum though. After all, it is only First and Second Grade!