What do you do when you feel LACKLUSTRE ๐Ÿ˜”?

I think my son holds a huge amount of respect for his school teachers because while chitchatting the other day, he deduced that I must not be very smart because I didn’t pass my interview and failed to become a school teacher years ago. ๐Ÿ˜‘ Of course I took offence because who likes to be told that they’re not very smart, especially from a 8 year old kid?! Such audacity! Foolhardy to risk his dinner for that day for sure! ๐Ÿ˜ค

But I decided to live and let live and salvage whatever was left of my self-esteem. So I coolly retorted in the hope of turning the situation into one of those “teachable moments” like how a good parent would do, sagely saying things like “there are smart people everywhere” and “we don’t have to become teachers to be able to teach others, you know”โ€ฆ then went on to explain the emergence of different kinds of intelligence – IQ, EQ, FQ, etc. I wonder how much went in. ๐Ÿคญ

Well hopefully for the kids, that helped open their minds a little to something more than school and appreciate that we don’t judge a book by its cover (mom included!!). For me, the whole fiasco later reminded me of what I once read in a quote from writer, Robin Sharma:

Your ‘I CAN’ is more important than your IQ.”

Which if you really think about it, is so true! In this respect, I choose to BELIEVE in POSSIBILITIES and celebrate my own right, as much as the kids’ right, to constantly grow and evolve into the best versions of ourselves – whatever that may be, teacher or not! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ


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