I’ve often wished I had kept a notebook of the cute things my students say. I would probably be rich and famous by now, living off the royalties of my book, “Thoughts from the Minds of Children”. I have a few notes here and there, scribbled on bits of paper or written in the margins of school calendars. But the great gems of ideas seem to have vanished. Or at least I can’t recall them.
Yesterday one of my students showed me that he can finally, after much practice and effort, write an “m”. He told me he had been working on it but, “It was stuck in my mind.” What an amazing flash of insight.
I’ve read before that our minds are like cameras or computers, recording anything and everything. It is all there in storage somewhere. Only our retrieval system gives us difficulty. I was trying to recall the name of someone yesterday and it was indeed, stuck in my mind.
That’s what happens as you get older. There is so much stored in the old brain that much of it gets stuck. I need notes and clues and prompts in order to find it. Perhaps it is my filing system that needs an overhaul. lol
Anyway, I’ve decided to try to take notes on a few of the wonderful things my students say. Perhaps in ten years I will have that book ready for my retirement years!
Have a great day! And don’t worry if your mind gets stuck. My little genius says it will be okay.