I know I complain about my job as much as the next guy, but I really DO get to do a lot of fun things, too! Every year, WLC sponsors Operation Teddy Bear, which is put on by the Volunteer Center of Long Beach. Low income 1st grade classrooms are selected throughout the South Bay for this special treat, where volunteers go and read to them, then give them backpacks full of educational toys and books. This morning I read to students in Carson and instead of sitting in the teacher chair, I got down on the floor and read a SpongeBob story. The kids did a lot of ooh-ing and ah-ing and I just loved the opportunity to do something difference and bring a smile to their faces.