Because I was right. I wasn’t being silly or unreasonable or overprotective.
I insisted that my son not ride the bus to school anymore after an incident last week. The incident might seem minor to a lot of people, but something about it just sat very wrong with me.
So even though it didn’t make any sense and made things much more complicated, I started taking him to school. He rode the bus home with his old bus driver (who I value so much more now).
I just got an email from his teacher that other parents are filing complaints about the driver, and giving me the option to file a complaint as well.
My instinct was right, and my son is safer. And I’m happy.
Good News & Good News
Little Megatron has been right as rain since he went ahead and threw up yesterday. I am so glad, I hate when one of my kids is feeling bad and I can’t fix it.
So that’s good news number 1.
Good news number 2 is that, from what I saw of his teacher today, we’re going to get along quite well.
This was the exchange I witnessed before we left his classroom today.
Aide leaning forward in her seat, right next to my son’s ear.
My son: ”Back up? Want back up?”
Aide doesn’t move.
Teacher: “He wants you to back up.” gestures for her to scoot back.
Yes ma’am. You keep going like that and we’ll have a good year.
I took this picture at 6 a.m. with my husband’s iPhone after clearing a piece of shredded cheese off the lens. I promise not to take anymore pictures without a cup of coffee.
When I showed the lovely Twitterverse this pic this morning, they said she looked “Like a Boss” and “ready to take on 2nd grade.” I think they were right!
Here is the highlight reel of her first day, as spoken by the 2nd grader herself:
- It was good. Yeah, she’s nice.
- No, all the kids are new, except H— from kindergarten.
- Yes, I found my class. It’s not on the first grade hall. Dramatic pause. It’s on the second grade hall. And that’s the Jack & Annie hall!
- You know that castle we couldn’t go on in first grade? Now we can!
- I had chicken strips and a cinnamon roll for lunch. And they made a new rule! We have to get a vegetable. I didn’t eat it. No, I won’t eat it, I don’t like vegetables, Mama!
- We read a book. It was—a flower? Yes! Chrysanthemum, that was it.
- We also read Teacher from the Black Lagoon and this kid dreamed his teacher was a dragon and when a kid asked about fractions she chomped him in two pieces and said ‘This is a boy. Chomp. This is half a boy.’
- Yes, we did math. We did name graphs. We had the most 5-letter names.
- No, no coloring or writing or gluing or crafts. Sigh.
- Can we play Wizards 101 now?
The most exciting parts as related by her were the new vegetable rule (she’s flabbergasted) and the Teacher from the Black Lagoon. All in all, sounds like a pretty good first day of school.
And, for the first time since she started at this school, the bully girl is not in her class. I’m sure there will be another, but I’m going to hope for the best!
Now she’s in her room relaxing so I can start on this pile of projects…
School Year is Officially Over…
But the train has not slowed down! All of a sudden, I have just as many things to do this week as I did last week!
Also have a mini-vacation in July that kind of came together out of nowhere (yay!).
If I can keep my head on and get everything done that needs to get done and that I would like to do, we’ll be good to go.
Action stations! This is not a drill!
Love to Read!
Yesterday I volunteered to read to my daughter’s first grade class, and I had a lot of fun! I read this book:
which I love, because it’s a poetic book, and I don’t mean that cheap, forced rhyme you see in the Dollar Store. It’s a lot of fun to read, and the kids were great listeners!
I love to read, and I especially love to read out loud. I like the way the words feel and sound. It’s goofy, but it’s not that unexpected from me, as most of my family can tell you…
Anyway, besides all of that, how could I not love putting a smile on this face? <3