I remember as a first year teacher, my principal shared a research article with me, "The Marshmallow Study", about a group of kindergarten children who had been given one marshmallow and told that they could eat their first marshmallow right away, or, if they could wait five minutes while the researcher left the room and came back, they would get a second marshmallow. (Apparently the kids who waited for the second marshmallow were found 20 years later to have more fulfilling, fruitful personal and professional lives.) My principal circled the first part of the article in red pen and wrote in the margin, "Vera, you would have eaten the first marshmallow". She's right!
This morning I walked into the staff room, where someone had just dumped a whole pile of chocolate covered acai/blueberry morsels into a bowl for general consumption. I had about 37 of them.
Ahhh, is there any hope for me?!