How Young Children See Me

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June 10, 2013 by ebostick1212

My last day at CEIP Guadalquivir was an emotional one.  I was a bit sad about leaving, but I held it together until my dear, sweet José Ángel of tercero started crying while giving me a hug.  Then I turned into a whimpering puddle of tears.

After getting myself under control, and drying my tears, I looked at the bounty of gifts that the students gave to me.  I was shocked, as I received scarves, perfume, and even a watch….but the most precious gifts, that I will hold near and dear to my heart, were the mountains of drawings that the students made me.   The teachers were kind enough to bind them all together according to grade, but still, I am going to have a lot to lug home!

My first reaction when leafing through the drawings were ‘awww that is so sweet, I am going to have such good memories.’ Quickly followed by a ‘oh my God….do I really look like that??!!’

I know that I should take children’s drawings with a major grain of salt, but I can’t help but think that maybe I should have put in some effort and put on makeup, or worn my hair down, instead of in it’s usual ponytail.

I’m just kidding, I found these drawings both adorable and hilarious at the same time, and I definitely don’t take their art skills personally.  In fact, I feel lucky to have all of these drawings.  Still,  I thought we could do a little comparison to see if there is actually any resemblance.

This is me, on a normal day (I think):

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 This is how the children at CEIP Guadalquivir interpret my looks:

Honestly, I love it.  I think that their drawings are the best gift a teacher could ever receive…but next time I’m wearing contacts and combing my hair.  😉

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