On Thursday, I was picking up #1 at school. A teacher from the classroom next to hers came up to me and said “are you Jilly’s Dad?” “Yep, that’s me.” Hmm, where’s this going?
The teacher said Jilly is so cute and says the funniest things. The teacher said her classroom is special needs kindergarten and one of her students is moving mainlining back into regular kindergarten in Jilly’s room. The new kid sits at Jilly’s table and she’s been helping him through tough times adjusting to new sites, sounds, and kids. She said, “the new kid is shy, but super smart, just like my Dad.” The teacher said the transition is super tough for her kid and Jilly being super kind goes a long way to help him feel better. I graciously thanked the teacher for all the kind words.
On the same day, Luke came home from daycare with a note. It starts with “You’ve been caught…” but continued with “…doing something great!” Turns out after making a mess with some small toys with his cellmates, he stayed behind after the rest went to next activity to make sure everything go put away.
Its totally true that kids act differently between home and school; ours tend to be great at school and a wreck at home a lot of the time. Super frustrating at home, but we’re thankful that they get along great with all their friends, frenemies, and troublemakers in their school lives.
I guess we must be doing something right…