Some Days I Have No Business Teaching Children To Read...



The following story is shamefully true.

So I'm not a 21st century woman. I have various social media accounts (you can follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook and as soon as I figure how to link Instagram to all the other things I plan to flood the internet with something other than selfies) but don't use them a ton. Probably because I have a day job and lead a pretty boring life. I follow less than 50 people on Twitter.

Which means that 90% of my Twitter feed is University of Kentucky sports, especially this time of year when football's winding down, basketball's gearing up, and our volleyball team has an extremely impressive and deserving #6 ranking. Because of this, any non-athletic tweets stick out like white shoes after Labor Day.

And every now and again I am reminded I really have no business teaching impressionable, inquisitive minds how to read.

Case in point: I saw the following pic and hashtag.





And read it as Niall X Llamas. And got really psyched. I didn't know or really care why Niall was reading the Anna Dewdney book Llama Llama, Holiday Drama.



Photo: BarnesandNoble.com


That had to be what they were talking about, right?? Why else would there be an X in the middle? So I eagerly clicked on the video only to find out it was not Niall Horan reading a great children's picture book. But instead about an awards show. My bad. I'm pretty sure I was the only one who saw the hashtag and was totally misled. (#Oops #Embarrassing) In my defense, I do spend the majority of my days with about 30 children who have been talking about Christmas since August.


Don't worry, you don't have to say it:  I need to get out more. Clearly. Speaking of being out and about, Niall Horan-should you ever find yourself in Lexington, Kentucky you have an open invitation to come read any of the Llama Llama books-Christmas or not. Good luck at the AMA’s!

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