It’s no secret that I love Mexican food and I love Margaritas! On a recent (and much needed) little getaway to a good friend’s house, we decided to make our own version of Guacamole one evening while enjoying some drinks, laughter, and the beautiful Spring weather outside.
Now, the secret to this recipe is to make sure you have your favorite drink poured up first before you start gathering your ingredients to make the guacamole! Of course, take frequent sips of said drink while preparing the recipe. It also helps if you have a good friend by your side during the recipe making process so you can enjoy frequent laughs and giggles the entire time. Once the guacamole is ready to be eaten, pour yourself another drink (if you haven’t already by this time…), and make a toast to good friends and good food. You will find this is one the best guacamole you’ve eaten in a while!
¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!
It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to share any stories about the kiddos I work with every day, but this week I had an amazing conversation with a little one that I just have to share.
For those of you who follow my blog, you know I have a love of all things paranormal. Well, one day after lunch service, one little girl (she’s a kindergartner) came up to me out of the blue and said something that made me take a double take and ask her again what she just said to me. She said, “I see ghosts.” How she said it reminded me instantly of the little boy in the movie “The Sixth Sense” who “saw dead people”.
This little one has talked to me very infrequently throughout the year, but it’s always been little things like what she had for supper last night or which classmate did her some injustice on that particular day. This time, she came out of her line and came and found me. She was very earnest in wanting to tell me this. When I clarified that she sees ghosts, she shook her head “yes” so hard her glasses started to fall off her face. Then, she looked at me so intently and asked, “Do you believe me because my grandma says it’s not so and I DO see them!”. I took her aside and asked her teacher if I could have a moment with her before I sent her back to class.
I asked her how many ghosts she sees and she told me two of them. One is a college girl and one is her brother. She doesn’t know the college girl, but knows she is “in college because of her uniform”. I didn’t find out for certain if she had a brother that past, but she was adamant that she knew the boy but not the girl. She says they don’t talk to her, but the boy waves at her a lot. The girl just wanders from room to room. She only sees them when she’s at a particular house and they don’t scare her. She just likes to watch them. Then she also told me there is a dog that comes and visits her, but she’s not allowed to feed it because no one else can see it.
This is the first time I’ve ever had a conversation with a child so young who is clearly telling the truth about what she is seeing. She was able to describe clothing and actions without a hint of it being made up. As children, we all have the ability to see spirits, but unfortunately, as we grow older, we are told by adults that ghosts don’t exist or that it’s just our imaginations and we eventually learn to believe that and stop seeing. Luckily, many of us, as adults, have relearned the ability to see again.
I assured this little one that I did believe her and that she can think of these spirits as her angels. I also told her that she was welcome to come talk to me about it at anytime as she didn’t need to feel alone in her ability to see ghosts. She seemed very relieved and gave me a huge, huge hug before she went back to class.
I filed this one away under “…and other duties not otherwise outlined in the job description…”