The REAL Cinderella Story of March


Since the NCAA College Basketball Tournament is winding down, so ends the phrase, "This year's Cinderella story...“ until March 2019.

Perhaps you were unaware, but I, too, have a fairy godmother, just like that timeless maiden Cinderella,. But my fairy godmother is way better than Cindy’s.

Reasons? Here's one: she visits me once a year, not once a lifetime.

Instead of visiting me while weeping inconsolably in a torn dress, she visits me as I'm sitting shell-shocked upon observing the floor after all the kids have left.  (And if I'm being honest, trying not to weep inconsolably upon realizing that despite the fact I watched every single one of them put their report cards in their backpacks, zip them shut and not open their backpacks there is always at least one report card that was left in the room.  I'm convinced some of my students have a side hustle teaching graduate level courses in sleight of hand.)

No ambiguity from her, she lays out her ground rules in no uncertain terms.  

Generous as she is, she allows me time to enjoy all the fun one can handle for 9 days, instead of the one miserly night, like Cinderella's fairy godmother.


But her gift doesn't come without restrictions.

Remember,” she cautions before gifting it,

Embrace this gift whole heartedly.

And please know that at the stroke of midnight on day 10 the spell will be broken  and you’re headed back to the daily grind.

Keep the faith though-rumor has it we’ll see each other again next year.

You might just have a fairy godmother, too!    If you look at the passage above you will discover who it is.  If you look at it for a moment and still can't figure it out, let me help you:  look at all the colorful letters. When you place them side by side, what two words are made? 

Hope your fairy godmother is as benevolent as mine!  Happy Easter! And (of course) Happy Spring Break!

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