Pink Baby Shark

Pink Baby Shark arrived at our back door.
She was trick-or-treating for the very first time.
And she came here.
Mom and Dad are looking on.
Hubby is in the doorway.
Everyone is smiling.
This is precious.  Never forget the little things,
because they are really the big things.


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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59 Responses to Pink Baby Shark

  1. Jim Borden says:

    we had lots of great costumes in our neighborhood as well…

  2. Jolene says:

    Sweet little things touch our hearts.

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    How precious! You might appreciate this, Jennie—one year, a bunch of buddies and I went as a centipede.😊

  4. barbtaub says:


    (Except for a certain song that’s going to earworm the rest of the day…)

  5. beetleypete says:

    Little baby shark now has a memory to treasure her whole life. Well done, Jennie.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. quiall says:

    I have such wonderful memories of trick-or-treating. I hope this little one remembers her best times.

  7. Carla says:

    So cute, I love all the smiles. I miss the Trick or Treaters, my road has gotten too busy, so they go to the subdivisions instead.

  8. Darlene says:

    How adorable. Halloween can be so much fun, especially for the little one.

  9. Love all the dressing up the kids do on Halloween. Pink baby shark is a cutey.

  10. Ally Bean says:

    Too cute. Small pink sharks rock.

  11. With a smile like yours, all pink baby sharks will swim right to you. You just light up the photo there. Such joy is hard to hide. Happy November, Jennie.

    • Jennie says:

      This photo really captured the moment. It’s a keeper. Yes, joy!! A smile is worth a thousand words in any language and generation. Happy November to you, Marlene.

  12. bosssybabe says:

    Such a sweet pic!! Last night was also Charlotte’s first experience with Halloween (the year before was covid paranoia, the year before that she broke her foot ON Halloween and the year before that she was too young for us to take her out) so it was so heartwarming to see her experience it for the first time. It actually brought me back to memories of when I went out with my sisters on Halloween for trick-o-treating. These life moments… they come full circle! 🙂

    • Jennie says:

      Poor Charlotte, one event after another to nix Halloween. Thank goodness she could experience the fun and excitement this year. Isn’t it wonderful when an event with your child triggers the same event when you were a child? I loved when that happened!

      May I make a suggestion, something I wish I had done? When those moments happen, write them down!! Stories of Charlotte and you, when you were both trick-or-treating will be a treasure for Charlotte and her children down the road.

      Here’s the thing, you think you’ll remember to write this later on… but you won’t, not in the same way that it happened at the moment.

      Yes, life moments are full circle.

      • bosssybabe says:

        The reason I’ve kept up with my blog is because I want her to one day know who I am outside of being her mother ❤️ I’m writing and documenting as much as I can and my interpretation of motherhood through my eyes.

      • Jennie says:

        That is wonderful, Jen!!! Keep writing and leave your legacy to Charlotte. 💕

  13. How adorable, Jennie. I love pink baby shark. I see you also drop down to the level of the child when you speak to them. I always do that too.

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Robbie. The photo really captured the wonderful moment. Getting down to a child’s level makes all the difference. I’m so glad you do that, too.

  14. arbind kumar says:

    Thirty years of wonder i.e teaching . Nice to see your short and simple blog . Teaching is very nice profession . Shall I say one of the nicest one . Once a teacher , teacher for ever . Sorry to tell you that I remained a student throughout my life . But I feel better to learn from a teacher like you . Thanks . Please read my blogs also .

  15. How adorable!! You even put a big ole smile on my face! 💟

  16. Thats really wonderful. I had need a second view, to see the child in the costume. At first i had thought it would be an blown up figure.;-) xx Michael

  17. Adorable and such a cute picture, Jenny. Lovely.

  18. Kally says:

    This is wayyyyyyyyy too cute. And now you had the song stuck in my head.

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