How can a little boy that needed my constant (and I mean EVERY other minute) attention earlier this Fall, turn into one of my favorite little people? Not quite sure...
At Open House, his mother carried him into the room. A first-grader.
Three weeks into school, I found out he hadn't even turned six yet. A first-grader.
I could go on and on and on about the numerous ways he misbehaves every day, every few minutes, but I soon realized he just didn't know. Seriously, hadn't been taught simple little things.
He would enter the room in the morning and throw his backpack on the carpet. I told him not to- he doesn't anymore. He told me during playtime he had peed in the bushes. I told him we can't do that and he hasn't again (that I know of)
He is super curious and interested in everything. He comments on everything. He smiles at me (sincerely) even though two minutes before I've raised my voice to him. I have raised my voice at him A LOT.
Today, he saved his straw from lunch and played with it most of the afternoon. When did I turn into a teacher that allows that?? I even thought to myself, "He's not hurting anything." He made it into a snorkel and plans to take it to the pool this summer. He also stuck it in his ear.
At some point (maybe during October?) I totally started understanding that he's not doing stuff on purpose to annoy me but he's just a little guy doing little guy things. And he cracks me up.
Never thought it would happen and tomorrow may be completely frustrating, but today he told me I was his best teacher he ever had. Since he's only been in Kindergarten, best out of two isn't so bad.
Day 7: I'm thankful for a school "workday" during which we caught up with friends and laughed a lot. We live in a small town with much silliness going on. Best quote of the day? "You can't make this stuff up."
Day 8: I'm super thankful for a day off! Made breakfast and lunch, voted, shopped/ packed shoeboxes for OCC and sewed. Relaxing, selfish and fun.
Day 4: I'm thankful for surprise dates. My boyfriend :) stopped by this evening for what I thought was a quick visit, but we ended up going out to dinner. I'm also thankful for Friday evening before a four-day weekend. The possibilities for fun seem endless!
Day 3: I'm thankful for Special Olympics and other parents of special needs children that get it. It's nice having a place to go where we're all in the same boat and nobody stands out as being different.