I was completely stumped. Have I never thought of this before? Has nobody ever asked me this question?
“Princess, you is NOT dumb. Maybe you do dumb things, but Princess, you. is. not. dumb.”
November provided me the opportunity to gain perspective in three key areas of my identity: motherhood, teacher, and writer.
As a kid, I would gather my cousins as my students and administer tests I spent hours creating before they arrived to “play.” I would take attendance, teach a concept, write on the chalkboard, and even grade their assignments with the all-powerful red pen. I’ve always known I was born to be in the classroom.