Growing up I didn’t know what job I wanted to do, but I always knew I wanted to be a mom. Being a mom to my three kids is better than I ever imagined. I was lucky to be a stay at home mom when my kids were small. Reading stories, coloring, watching my kids explore and experience the world around them was the best part. One of my favorite memories of my son is when he was about three years old. We were coming back from the grocery store and he dropped a carton of eggs on the kitchen floor. The look on his face was that of complete failure and disappointment. I remember thinking “oh no what a mess” but seeing his face made me realize that his feelings were more important than any mess. I got a whisk, sat down on the floor. with him, showed him how to separate the shells from the eggs. I taught him how to scramble eggs right there on the kitchen floor. The look of failure turned into complete joy as he laughed out loud while we whisked eggs together. He then helped me clean up the eggs and a memory was made. Mistakes are the most teachable moments. As a TK teacher, some of the best lessons come from unintentional mistakes. When my youngest became school aged, I realized how much I missed watching my kids learn. So, I became the Aide to my children’s Kindergarten teacher. At the end of the first day, after watching the teacher interact with her students I finally knew what I wanted to be when I grew up- a Kindergarten teacher! The following year, God blessed me with the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the best Kindergarten teacher I’ve ever known. Seven years later, I was blessed again when I was asked to start a TK program at Mission. Every day I go to work looking for the opportunity to make ‘scrambled’ eggs with my students.