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At about 7 last night, I was nearing the end of a spinning class (in my bedroom) when Lanny texted. Are you going to the CARR thing, he wanted to know. I appreciated his text, his reaching out, and I appreciated it even more as he responded more. We had met at one of the state reading conferences, he pointed out in a follow-up text.
My initial reaction was definitely not, but for a moment, I hesitated. When I met Lanny, we were at a local museum, and the venue was so right for a bunch of teachers who were getting together to talk about the profession well after working hours. That being said, I've admired how so many people have kept their learning going in virtual spaces. For just another very small moment (side note: word for 2021), I hesitated a little longer.
Then I responded.
Nope. I can't. Watching the Bachelor premier with the girls.
As much as I'd love to connect with other educators, my connections with my daughters were calling much louder. All four girls are home for another week, and it has been so. much. fun.
Lanny also has three daughters, but they are much younger than mine-- far away from appreciating the muscles on Matt James. Chances are you'll be making a similar choice in another few years, I texted Lanny.
My guess he is was laughing on his end. If I missed anything good at the conference, I know he'll share.
It was a good choice. I'm guessing some of you appreciate that!