Mind…..Blown…..

Have you ever read a book and felt like you knew exactly what was going on the entire time?? Thought you had it all figured out….until the final few chapters and then all of a sudden the truth hits you out of nowhere? Yeah, that was this book!

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough is one of the most amazing, addicting, intriguing and consuming books that I have ever read. I can honestly say that I was consumed by this book. I stayed up way too late on one too many occasions reading this book. After the first night of reading the book, 92 pages in (30% of the book read at this point) I thought I had it all figured out. I wrote this comment on Goodreads “I’m addicted and starting to think I have a theory….don’t want to spoil anything for anyone but I feel like Adele has cancer or some other terminal illness at this point. She knows her husband is cheating but instead of getting angry she’s befriending his mistress and making a plan?”

 

Well….let me just say that I was so far out in left field with that guess that it wasn’t even funny! Okay maybe it was a little funny?? As I continued to read the book my mind did change a little bit and I think I came up with at least 10 other different scenarios that could’ve been possible. I’m not gonna lie for the longest time I honestly just thought that Adele was certifiably crazy! Then just like Louise I feel for her act and almost felt sympathy for her and began to think that David (her husband) was the crazy, manipulative and overbearing one in the relationship. But when I thought about that theory I thought to myself, that can’t be possible because he doesn’t treat Louise that way so why would he treat his wife that way?? Granted it could have been because he wasn’t happy in the marriage but why not just divorce her? David and Adele had some secret that was holding them together but what could be so terrible that he can’t divorce her??

I could talk about this book for hours….in fact I talked about it to a friend for a good hour! But I don’t want to give any spoilers! So here is the summary that Goodreads has on their website.

“Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.

When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar…who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise.

And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend, but she also just happens to be married to David. David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife but then why is David so controlling, and why is Adele so scared of him?

As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong, but Louise can’t guess how wrong – and how far a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets.”

After reading that I’m sure you know why I picked this book for my selection from Book of the Month! (I mean honestly this was the best idea ever….thanks Book of the Month for existing!!). This book clearly did not disappoint me one bit and I can promise you that if you read it, it wont disappoint you either!!

Have you ever read any other books by Sarah Pinborough?? If so what book was it and what did you think of it?? Have you read this book?? What did you think of it??? Leave it in the comments below!!! Happy reading!

Xo’s Shelby

5 Tips for Classroom Management

As I have said before, I have not had a lot of experience when it comes to being a teacher. I’ve only been doing this for 3 years, but one thing that I made sure I had a good handle on, even during my student teacher, was classroom management.

If you have a rowdy class, or even just one or two students who tend to get a little out of hand, it is important to have a plan in your head before it happens.

  1. Start The Year Strong….then you can back off (but not too much!!): What I mean by this is, if you start the year off letting your students know who is boss (you), then they will respect you. Have your rules for your classroom set in stone, be harsh about them, do not cut any slack whatsoever. If you have clear rules and clear consequences set in stone from day one, the year will go smoothly. To help your students understand exactly what you mean when it comes to the classroom rules, show them. A large number of the population learns better when they can see someone doing whatever it is that they are being taught. Lead your students to understand your rules by example. Take the first couple of days to really hone in on the rules and show them examples of ways they would be breaking or following a rule. Then there will be no questions about it later. Then after maybe the first month or two of school you can let the reigns go a little.
  2. Be friendly and Smile: Something as simple as a smile can build such a strong relationship between a student and his or her teacher. A smile helps them to know that you not only care about them, but you are also being polite and kind, which they will then return back to you. As silly as it sounds, if your students like you, they’re more likely to want to listen to you. Another thing to add to this, say hi to your students (past, present and even future) in the hallways. You would be surprised what a simple “Good Morning, Alex” could do for a student. They could be having the worst day, and something as simple as a teacher taking a minute to say hello, and use their name, could change that completely around.
  3. Have fun! : Learning is very important, but that doesn’t mean that the kiddos don’t deserve to have some fun too! In my computer class there will be days when I have a lesson planned and ready to go, however if a class walks in and I notice that they seem like they’ve had a rough day, I might give them a free day. There is no reason to not allow them a little bit of time to relax. Or we might play a quick fun game before we start a lesson. There are so many different ways that you and your students can have fun and still be learning! Take advantage of those opportunities, I promise you and your kiddos will thank me later!
  4. Find a fun and effective way to get their attention: There are so many ways to get your students attention. You can even let them help you pick out how you get their attention that way they know what to expect. With my smaller kiddos some of my favorites are: “1 2 3 eyes on me” and then they will repeat back to me “1 2 eyes on you”. I also on occasion will clap a pattern and they know they are supposed to repeat it back to me. Now sometimes you could try every little trick in the book and they’re still not going to get it. So what do you do when that happens?? I talk in the quietest voice possible, sometimes I’ll give a command. For example; I’ll whisper, “If you can hear my clap 3 times” and maybe 1 or 2 kids will clap. Then that will get some more kids attention, keep going and soon enough you’ll have the whole classes attention. One thing that I have noticed that is not very effective (although I have been guilty of this many times, especially with my older students), is standing in the front of the room with your arms crossed….waiting. The problem with that one is then you have students saying “shhhhhhh!!!!!” and that just adds to the noise and you begin to waste valuable instruction time.
  5. Stay Calm: Yes that may be easier said than done, especially if your class is having a particularly rough day. But if they can look at you and know that you can keep it together (even if on the inside you feel like running and hiding in the corner to cry and rock back and forth…yeah we all know that feeling!), then they are more likely trust you and listen to you. Staying calm gives the students the opportunity to be in a safe learning environment which is only fair to them. If they feel safe, they are more likely to succeed.

 

Like I said, there are so many more tips that I could give you. However these are the ones that I try to focus on each year! To my fellow teacher friends out there, leave in the comments below what works for you and your classroom!

Xo’s Shelby

1 Program…3 weeks…the results are in…

Well friends…the results from Round 1 of the Shift Shop are in and to say that I’m excited about them is definitely an understatement.

If I’m being completely honest, I wish that I could physically show you how much my MENTALITY has changed…because yes there are physical changes…but the shift that my mind has made…is beyond amazing.

I’m not gonna lie the 3 weeks in round one were brutal. The workouts were hard, especially week 2 and week 3. But I pushed through and I made the shift and I loved the program so much that I committed to Round 2! Yes I just said I committed to 3 more weeks of this…and these next 3 weeks get even tougher! I am currently at the end of the second week of this second round and I am feeling amazing!

I could sit here and talk more about more about round 2 BUT that will be in a later post once round 2 is complete and I have officially GRADUATED The Shift Shop Program! (Holy crap that is crazy to think about!!!) To be honest, the only other program I have “graduated” from with Beachbody is the 21 day fix. I am so excited to add this to my list of programs I have successfully completed!

Okay, okay I know you’re thinking “I just want to see your results” I’m getting there I promise!!

I’m not gonna lie I was a little embarrassed taking these “before” pictures. Let me tell you why….there was a time a few years ago when I weighed 174 lbs…and I can 100% promise you that starting this challenge I was NO WHERE near that…and I’m still not anywhere near that number. I’m not saying that the number on the scale matters, because it doesn’t. The scale does not define me and it does not define you either! Before I go off on a tangent, let me get back to my point….I was embarrassed because I didn’t realize how much I had let myself go. I knew that I wasn’t in the right place, but I honestly didn’t think that it was as bad as it was. Looking back at those before pictures I know that I will not let myself get to that point again.

I can confidently share my results with all of you because like I said earlier, I have made an amazing Mental Shift…and guess what that shift has helped me to realize that I don’t care about who I was 3+ weeks ago. I care about who I am NOW and where I am NOW.

Now I could sit here and tell you my weight at the beginning and the end, and I could tell you all of my measurements, and my body fat percentage and all of those other boring numbers, but I think I will just let the pictures speak for themselves! So the moment you’ve all be waiting for…

 

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Am I where I want to be? No, not by any means. But I am still working on getting there and this program is helping me so much! As you can see in these pictures 3 weeks made for some great results! Like I said before…pictures speak for themselves! I cannot wait to share my overall results with you in the next few weeks!

XoXo Shelby

1 Short Story With a Big Twist!

I opened this book and I will say the first line had me in….shock? I won’t tell you what the line is because if you read the book I want you to have the same first reaction that I did! But what I can tell you is that I absolutely loved this short story!

This was the first book by Gillian Flynn that I have ever read and The GrownUp did not disappoint one bit! I never knew that a 64 page book could give someone chills! (Yes I just said this book was only 64 pages!)

Flynn’s writing played with my mind the entire time I was reading this story. I kept thinking to myself that I knew exactly what was happening and what was going to happen. But the more I read the more I kept questioning myself. Originally when I completed this book I thought to myself, “I need more!!” But now that I’ve had some time to process…I’m glad that it was left open-ended.

There are some instances where explanations and closure are needed, and when it comes to books I am usually all about getting closure. This book was different, this book plays with your mind and gives you, the reader the opportunity to create your own truth and your own ending and I really enjoyed that.

In this novel a canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. One rainy April morning, she is reading auras at the Spiritual Palms (where she works) when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our narrator immediately notices that Susan, though rich, is an unhappy woman who is eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, why this “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home, the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes that she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s stepson, does not help matters with his disturbing and sometimes terrifying manner and imagination. As you read this short story you will follow these three characters through a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and hat, if anything, can be done to escape it.

In case you couldn’t tell this is kind of a ghost story! Which was another reason I loved it!! I read it all in one sitting. Now…since this was a short story…I will leave you with a short review. I mean I could definitely talk about this book a little bit more, but I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone who wants to read it!

Have you read this book or any other book by Flynn? If so leave it in the comments below! Happy Reading!

Xo’s Shelby

 

How much water is ENOUGH water???

I’m sure you’ve heard this about 1,000 times but let’s just talk about it some more, shall we??

Water is something that is very important! The cells inside of your body need water to function properly. Those cells contain water and are even surrounded by water and when the body becomes dehydrated the cell membranes become less permeable, hindering the flow of hormones and nutrients into the cell. This also prevents waste products that can potentially cause damage to those cells from flowing out of the cells. When this occurs, your energy is depleted and fatigue can take over your body. That’s not all it does either!

Here’s a list of other things that water can do to help your body:

  • Help with headaches
  • Improve your mood
  • Flush toxins out of the body
  • Improve Digestion
  • Promote weight loss (hey who doesn’t want help with that?!?)
  • Boost your immune system
  • Improve your complexion
  • Prevent hangovers
  • Regulate body temperature

See why water is so important???

 

So how much exactly is enough?? Well take your body weight, divide it by 2 and that will give you the amount of water you should be drinking in ounces. For example if you weigh 150, divide that number by 2 and you get 75; that’s how many ounces of water you need a day. Now, if you are more active then you need to drink a little bit more to compensate for the loss of water during exercise. The recommended amount of water for those who exercise daily, is 100 oz.

Now you’re probably thinking “100 oz is a lot of water!!” and I totally agree with that! But there are ways to make drinking it easier! Here’s a few…

  1. Use a straw: You can drink more at a faster rate if you do! It seems simple but it makes a difference I promise!
  2. Buy a pretty water bottle: Yes…I said to buy a pretty water bottle. When I purchased my Bubba Cup it made it so much easier for me to drink more water! It also helps that It holds about 48 oz. of water! Fill it up twice during the day and I’m just a little shy of that 100 oz. goal!!
  3. Add flavor to your water: I know sometimes water can be…boring! But you can always spice it up with different fruits and stuff like that! Pinterest has a lot of great ideas for flavored water!!
  4. Make it a game: This might sound silly at first but it helps! I make it a game with myself. I tell myself that I have to fill my Bubba Cup up one time and drink it all before lunch (which is around 11:15 sometimes 12:00 depending on the day!). Then I fill it up again and I have to finish it before I leave work. Sometimes it is definitely a lot harder than others, but it makes it easier to get my water in when I know I have a challenge!

 

Do you have a fun way that you make sure you get your water in each day?? If so be sure to share it in the comments below! I would love to hear them!! Happy guzzling!!

Xo’s Shelby

271 Pages and Still I Needed More…

 

Have you ever read a book and not been 100% sure what was going on but you still wanted more? That was how I felt while reading Lucky You by Erika Carter.

I know that you’re probably thinking “umm if you don’t like it then why did you continue to read it?” Well, I can tell you that Carter’s writing was a huge part of what kept me reading. Her writing kept me glued and sucked in, so for that I loved it. But I also wanted so much more, and that was the worst part.

When I chose this book as my January selection for Book of the Month Club, I chose it because I felt that a book about twenty-somethings trying to find themselves would be right up my alley. I mean I am a twenty-something, granted I’m not trying to find myself but I felt like I might be able to relate a little bit. But I was wrong.

Before I get into my full review on the book I want to say this…

If you’re looking for a book about life, just something different from your own then this book might be of interest to you. There’s no big plot twist or anything that is going to completely blow your mind away, so if that’s what you’re looking for then look elsewhere.

I do feel that reading this book, a book that follows a group of people who make a choice to go off the grid for a year, especially in a world where we are so focused on technology and social media could be a good thing for everyone to experience. I mean haven’t you ever just wanted to unplug for just a day?!? I know I have! Sometimes the things I see on social media just drive me insane!

I challenge you to head to the library and check this book out. Give it a fair chance despite the other reviews that have been written online.

Now on to the review….

Part of me felt completely lost while I read this book. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters. I found that I couldn’t relate to any of them on a personal level. I kept waiting and wishing that something would happen to give them a different path. Something that would allow them to grow, to mature, something to change the path of the story..

As I continued to read I kept holding onto this false sense of hope that I would be able to connect with just one of the characters in this book. I desperately wanted to connect with even just one character, even if it was just for a moment. But the more I read…the more I realized that probably wasn’t going to happen. Making a small connection to any of the characters, finding something that would help me to like them probably would’ve helped me to like this book a little more…but….nothing. Not having that…made this book difficult to read.

I felt that Ellie, Chloe and Rachel were unpleasant people. The background stories of each character were unclear and lacking in detail. Maybe I couldn’t connect with any of these women because I have not experienced anything that they had went through in this book. I loved the whole idea of the book, I just wish I could’ve connected with them more.

Now I don’t want to go too much into detail about why they are where they are just in case you want to read this book. So I will end my review there.

How do you feel about reading a book that you can’t connect to? How do you feel about reading a book that you don’t particularly care for? I’m the type of person that when I start a book I have to finish it, no matter what! Tell me in the comments below if you feel the same. Happy Reading!

Xo’s Shelby

 

Back To School Countdown Begins!

Does someone want to tell me where the time went?? I feel like it should still be June…or at least July! But here we are already in August and the countdown to going back to school has officially begun!

We officially start school in 17 days…..17 days!!! I am in complete shock but I am also ready for a steady schedule again. But I am also not even close to ready…

My room is not ready for the kiddos to be in it, my lesson plans are not done yet and there are so many other things that I need to do that I haven’t had a chance to start yet. Am I a little stressed out?? Yes, definitely! But I’m trying my hardest not to be, I mean after all I still have 17 days to get my act together right?!?!

Though I may not be fully prepared (which to my defense is not fully my fault…I am waiting on tables that I ordered which will be here soon…YAY!!), there are some things that I made sure to have prepared!

  1. Classroom management plan: If you come in to the first day of school with no classroom management plan, you’re setting yourself up for disaster. I am trying something new this year (I have a separate blog post where I will talk about that more coming soon!!) Once you decide what your classroom management plan is going to be, stick with it! You can always back down, but you can’t get more strict, I can promise you that it will not work!
  2. Early Finisher Options: After last year I did some research because I did not have these in place, I mean right now I teach computer so I didn’t think I would need them. But it turns out that just giving kids free reigns on the computers was a little bit of a headache! So I’ve come up with a few “early finisher” options (specific websites) that they are allowed to go on once they have completed their tasks for the day. My hope is that it will make the computer lab a little less crazy!!
  3. Lesson Plans: Yes I know earlier I said that my lesson plans weren’t completed, and they’re not. I have all of my plans done up through Christmas break. I know you’re probably thinking “why are you worried if you planned that far ahead already?!?” Well I only teach computer one day a week, and I teach it to preschool – 8th grade and time goes by a little more quickly that you think. I would feel better knowing I have something planned rather than having nothing planned at all.

Would I like to have more things done than I do? Yes of course! But am I going to stress out about not having things done? Nope! It will all get done in due time!

To all my fellow teacher friends out there, what do you make sure that you have ready before school starts?? Does anyone else feel like summer went by way too fast?? Leave your answers in the comments below!

Xo’s Shelby

How 1 Shake Changed My Life!

What if I told you that you could wake up every single day and have a chocolate shake for 1 of your meals (or a snack) and that it was healthy!!!

Now you probably think I’m crazy don’t you? But I promise I’m not lying to you!

Shakeology® is the name of this amazing shake! My favorite of course is the chocolate but that’s not the only flavor (just in case chocolate isn’t you’re thing!). Keep reading and I’ll tell you all about it!

You’re probably wondering what this Shakeology® thing is right? (I mean other than an amazingly tasty and healthy shake of course!). I promise that I will get to that but first I feel like there are a few things that I need to tell you about Shakeology®. As I was doing my research on this product (so that I could give you nothing but the facts) I found some “myths” about Shakeology® and the truth behind them! So here they are…

  1. It’s just a protein shake…..no!!! Here’s why: Not all shakes are created equally (people aren’t so why should shakes be?!?). Shakeology® has a ton of awesome superfoods in it. It is a whole food nutrient-dense shake that can replace any meal! The majority of people in the world are more nutrient deficient, not protein deficient!
  2. It’s all about carbs, proteins, and fats….. If you are eating clean, shouldn’t the supplements or shakes that you’re putting into your body be clean too?? I mean think about it. If you’re doing all this hard work why ruin it with a protein shake filled with artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, artificial stimulants, artificial flavors and soy products?? Well if you drink Shakeology® you don’t have to worry about that because it doesn’t have any of that in it!
  3. Shakes are just fillers and extracts…. It is very difficult to use whole, plant-based ingredients and be able to maintain all of the nutritional value. However, Shakeology has an amazing team of scientists whose mission is to maximize the nutrition in every single ingredient that goes into the shake! How awesome is that?!?
  4. Shakeology is expensive….. I’m not gonna lie, it is expensive BUT hear me out on this one! Let’s do a little math (yes I know I hate math too but bear with me!) A healthy meal costs anywhere between $3 and $7 (keep in mind fast food meals are also that much!). Shakeology comes to you in a single bag that has 30 servings in it, and if you divide the price of one bag by 30 you get $4.33 per shake. So technically it comes in on the low end of the average price for meals. On top of that it will provide you with a solid base of whole-food nutrients and replaces your vitamins and probiotics. If you tried to duplicate the quality of the ingredients and nutrients in one serving of this amazing shake…it would be so much more expensive!
  5. It’s only for weight loss….. NOO!!! This is about your health! When you put the right nutrients in your body that it needs then you are going to see certain results. Weight-loss is just a by-product of all the amazing nutrition that you’re putting in your body!

 

Okay now that we’ve gotten that out of the way let me tell you more about this amazing shake that I love so much!

Not only will it transform your health with ease but according to clinical studies and customer reported benefits include (everyone loves statistics right!!!) after 90 days Shakeology® will…

  • help with continuous weight loss (remember because of all of those amazing nutrients that it’s putting into your body!! That’s your bodies way of saying thank you!!)
  • help lower cholesterol
  • help lower blood sugar
  • help to reduce your hunger and cravings
  • noticeable healthier hair skin and nails
  • increased energy and stamina (again those amazing nutrients!!)
  • boosted immune system (nutrients….seeing a pattern yet?!?)
  • improved digestion

 

Just in case I haven’t thrown enough information at you about this amazing shake, let me tell you why it’s different than most shakes…

  • All Natural and Whole Foods
  • It’s a Natural Meal Replacement
  • It’s One Daily Serving of Veggies!
  • Great source of Protein
  • It comes in 6 different flavors and has Vegan options!!

 

Okay enough fun facts about the shake!! Let me share with you which flavor I’ve been drinking and how I like to make my shake!

I chose the Vegan Chocolate flavor for my first round. (I just received my second shipment and this time I changed it to the “Barista” pack which comes with Vegan Chocolate, Vegan Vanilla and Vegan Mocha I believe — so an updated recipe blog will be coming soon!!).

This first recipe has been my go-to recipe since day 1…

  • Water
  • Ice
  • 1 scoop of Vegan Chocolate Shake-O
  • Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 of a banana

 

This second recipe I’ve been doing more recently because one day I ran out of banana’s and this is what I had in the fridge….

  • Water
  • Ice
  • 1 scoop of Vegan Chocolate Shake-O
  • 1 cup of fresh fruit (either strawberries or blackberries)

 

This third one I tried the other day and it was so good….

  • WaterWater
  • Ice
  • 1 Scoop of Vegan Chocolate Shake-O
  • 1/2 of a container of banana flavored Greek Yogurt

 

Honestly the options are endless with these shakes! If you go to Pinterest you can find just about any recipe for any of the 6 flavors which is amazing!!!

This shake has honestly changed my life. I can definitely say that Shakeology® has done all of these things for me and I am so glad that I have it in my life!

Do you drink Shakeology®? If so what flavor and what’s your favorite way to make it?? Leave it in the comments below please!

Xo’s Shelby

 

2 Types of People In This World…

There are two types of people in this world. The type of person who believes in science and facts. Then there’s the type of person that believes in fate and dreams. Or maybe you’re like me and you believe in both?? And there’s nothing wrong with that! Except that’s not what this blog post is about!

In the amazing book, The Sun Is Also a Star written by Nicola Yoon, we follow two very different people through a very interesting “love story” (I use those words loosely here!).

Natasha is the type of girl that wants nothing but the facts presented to her. No fate, no destiny, no dreams that will never come true. Her reasoning behind this is very understandable. Her family is less than 12 hours away from being deported from New York City back to Jamaica. This girl is desperate to do anything to help her family to stay. She wants to be in NYC with her friends, her whole life is in this city. On her way to meet with an attorney about her families problems, she runs into this boy on the street. Then she runs into him again….and again. Coincidence or is this something else? Natasha wants to blow it off completely. She has no time for foolish things like this. She isn’t the type of girl that would run into a boy, by chance, on a crowded NYC street, and fall in love with him….or would she?

Daniel on the other hand is the type of person who believes in fate, everything happens for a reason! He’s an aspiring poet, who spends his free time writing poems about heartbreak, even though he has never had his heart broken….at least not yet. He’s always been a good son, a good student and the one who has always lived up to the very high expectations of his parents. Until he met Natasha…there was something about her that made him believe that fate had something more extraordinary in store for him….for the two of them actually.

Natasha and Daniel are both funny, flawed and fully developed characters who feel as if they are old friends. However, as the day unfolds, so does their love story. This love story is anything but simple, and you will find yourself (much like me if you’re at all a sucker for romances….) rooting for them from the beginning until the very last page.

I won’t spoil it by telling you anymore than I already have. Will Natasha get deported? Will Daniel get his heart broken? Or will they end up happily every after? Find out for yourself by picking up a copy of this amazing book!

Ps. The Sun Is Also a Star has a style of switching narrative between the two main characters, which made the story flow very easily. I will say that I was a little skeptical at first because in the past I have not enjoyed books written in this style, but I loved this one so much. I only mention this at the end because I know that the style in which books are written can turn readers away. It used to turn me away.

If you’ve ever read this book, or any other book by Nicola Yoon please leave your thoughts in the comments below! And be looking for my review of Everything, Everything (the book…not the movie!) coming soon!

Xo’s Shelby

Kids Notice EVERYTHING!

Anyone who has ever been around kids has probably realized that they notice everything and they are also very honest with you!

I work with kids every single day so this is no surprise to me. However, sometimes I am still shocked by the things that my kiddos say to me. To be completely honest sometimes the younger the kid, the more interesting the things that they say are and I love all of it!

So about two weeks ago, I was at work, and it was lunch time. So we took the kiddos to lunch and I’m standing there eating my lunch, drinking my water and keeping an eye on the kids, just kind of minding my own business. Then the next thing I know one of our preschoolers is at my feet, and the conversation goes something like this…

Preschooler: Miss Shelby!
Me: Yeah?
Preschooler: Why do you have such big water??
***Side note, I had one of the large 50+ oz bottles of SmartWater with me that day***
Me: Well….I really like water, and it’s good for me and makes me feel good!
Preschooler: Oh…okay….well then I am gonna like more water too!

Conversation over…and she walks away with a huge smile on her face. This goes to show that kids are watching everything we are doing. We as adults need to lead by example. It was honestly the cutest thing. Her face was so serious when she asked me why I had so much water. Of course she’s at that age where she asks “why” to everything but it was still adorable!

Do you have a funny kid story to share?? Leave it in the comments below, I would love to read them!

Xo’s Shelby