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Five Minute Friday: Small

It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with The Gypsy Mama.  Each week we are given a one word prompt.  We get to write on that word for a total of five minutes.  Our word for this week is: SMALL.

They are small but they are a big deal.  That's for sure!

They've entwined themselves into my heart.  They greet me each morning with huge smiles and hugs.  I find myself looking forward to going to work each day at our school.  The three and four year old children keep me on my toes and laughing.

Yesterday these small people had me laughing.  Hilton kept repeating "ay yi yi yi".  I looked at her and asked where she learned that.  She shot a quick look at me and exclaimed "from you Miss Debbie".  I realized that I had become a little bit exasperated at one point.  And I will admit I may have muttered "ay yi yi yi" under my breath.  But did I say it out loud?  Obviously!  Be careful what you say as the little ones learn and imitate.

I love their imaginations as I observe them during free play.

  • Sid dressed up in a leather vest and held a microphone to sing.  
  • Hilton pulled a cheer leader outfit over her head and on top of her uniform. She told me her mom signed her up for cheer and she wanted to see what it felt like.
  • Melika made soup and toast for me in our play kitchen.
  • Mackenzie dressed up in a fancy dancy dazzle outfit with feathers.
  • Nila wore a bride outfit with a veil.  I noticed Sid walk beside her in his vest.
They are small but ...they are a big deal!


Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. Hi Debbie! I am still laughing from the 'Ai yi yi'! I guess little pitchers have big ears :)

    Your little ones are just adorable, but whats better is that you treasure them. What Mom wouldn't want you for their child's teacher? They are a big deal!!

    Love the post :)

  2. These little ones continue to be a big blessing! Such a gift.

  3. Dear Debbie
    These little one with their big childlike imaginations are truly treassures. What I love about them is their naive look on just about everything. Life is just beautiful in their eyes.
    Blessings XX

  4. I appreciate how much you love the little ones entrusted to you. As a mom it's a priceless gift to have your child taught by someone who cares for them and nurtures them the way you do your students.

  5. So totally priceless. I pray my grandsons all have teachers like you. Joshua just started a new day care, he is two and I hear she has a heart for children like you!

  6. loved this....small ones DO bring large amounts of joy! enjoy your week-end!

  7. Debbie,

    I love reading about your school experiences with the children. I love kids. They're so much fun. Great post!

  8. My own little ones are grown and I'm entering the world of grandparenting, and I am now remembering just what a big deal the small ones really are. They are so awesome! Thanks for a really fun post. Ay yi yi yi!

  9. Ay, yi yi yi, a friend from Romenia says that all the time and we mimic him when we are exasperated...thank lovely post. Smiling

  10. Hi Debbie,

    This reminds me of a familiar saying of mine that my little grandson picked up; it was so funny when I heard him repeating it-ha ha! You are right; we all have to be careful what we say in front of them. :)

    Sweet post about all of your children...as always...may they continue to be as much a blessing to you as you are to them!

    Blessings and hugs,

  11. Hey there! What a blessing you are! And LOVE is always a BIG Deal. So glad that our God has you planted and loving these particular children. ((HUGS))

  12. Loved This! So joyful and inspired by the small but big deals around you. It's so true sometimes we forget how much they hear and absorb...but when they remind us they make sure we hear them loud and clear! :D Thanks so much for sharing!


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