The stories coming back from the first week of school make me smile wider every day. Tidbits like, We can get a drink of water or go to the bathroom whenever we need to!, I got to play Blokus with my friends this afternoon – we have time for games on Fridays!, and I like every day even better than the day before. At dinner, when he says what he’s grateful for, he names things about school. Aaah, music to my ears.
And then, if only to make me happier about this first week of school, this piece of paper came home today. The kids were asked to write a word or two describing how they felt on the first day of school and then how they felt today, noting if these were the same feelings or different feelings. Wait! Feelings?! In school?? It’s enough to make a mama burst into a rousing chorus of Glory, Glory Hallelujah! How cool is this? (See her note at the bottom.)
I dare say we’re off to a fantastic start.