Monday, May 24, 2010

"I Can Do Anything Good"

From the time our daughter Josephine was a baby, I've made a habit of stopping in front of mirrors to say, "I am sooo handsome." Like The Fonz checking his hair only to conclude that, "Heeey," I can put the comb away, it began as a small attempt by a new parent to role model a healthy self-image. It has now, of course, evolved into a family joke, but you get the idea.

I've always loved reading Nancy Carlson's I Like Me! to preschoolers because when that self-loving pig sees herself in the mirror, she says, "Hi, good looking!" 

I Like Me! (Puffin Storytime) Book & CD.

A few days ago Arya's mom and former Woodland Park 3-5's chair Sarah, posted this on my Facebook wall. This little girl is Teacher Tom, The Fonz, and Nancy Carlson's little pig all rolled into one. You will enjoy it.

May you feel like Jessica all day.

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Unknown said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I love that. What a great way to start the day. I think I should climb up onto my sink tomorrow morning.

I hope your Monday is filled with smiles and happiness and unlimited hugs from little people.

kristin said...

i feel like climbing up on the counter now.

that's awesome.

can i post it and link over?

Noah said...

oh wow oh wow oh wow!

That is exactly what I needed! Kapow!

Thanks for the AWESOMENESS, as usual.

I'm totally reposting.

Unknown said...

I was totally going to post that video on my blog last week! Isn't she something? I would love to have her or a child just like her in my class!

Kat said...

That just made my day!

Deborah Stewart said...

I love this!! How totally awesome:)

Teacher Tom said...

@Kristin . . . I think everyone in the world should see this video. I hope everyone who sees it feels compelled to pass it along!

Play for Life said...

What a little cutie Tom! My daughters (aged 17 and 24) keep watching Jessica over and over ... I can hear them chuckling in the next room! It's nice to know Jessica's cheerfulness is contagious!
Donna :) :)

andrea said...

My son, almost 4, created a similar song earlier this week, except it was outside at 6:15 in the morning, and at the top of his lungs - our neighbors must love us!! There's nothing better than hearing, "I love my mommy" being sung to the neighborhood as you try to wake up :)