“The Nicest Thing Someone Ever Did for Me…”
Man, I am sitting here trying to think. I feel awful that I can’t remember all the wonderful things that have been done for me…makes me a horrible and evil person, right? Seriously, the only thing on my mind this Thursday afternoon is parent orientation for kindergarten tonight.
That’s right, I am writing this on a Thursday.
That’s right Tony and I are going tonight to meet the teachers, sign up for classroom screening, and get more information and resources than I think I can handle.
I have so many questions….
- Will he be mad if I give him a packed lunch and the other kids buy school food?
- Is the school food organic/NON-GMO?
- What if he doesn’t learn to zip up his own jacket?
- What if he doesn’t make any friends in the classroom?
- What if he is incorrectly placed in a classroom and he needs more challenging work?
- What if he’s being pushed too hard and feels inferior?
- What if he need extra support?
- What if he’s just too busy with his body and gets picked on by the teachers instead of being taught differently?
- Does he need a backpack?
- Does he need pencils and paper?
- What if doesn’t like his new school or teacher?
- What if he gets bullied?
- What if the moms in the PTA are mean and ostracize me for being a working mom?
- What if I am pressured into volunteering when I don’t have time?
- What if he’s ostracized because his mom can’t volunteer?
- What if he makes friends but I HATE the moms?
- What if the kids don’t like him and he never has any friends?
See it just goes on and on. Hubby is relaxed…well he’s more worried that because he’s a custodian at another school in district Dino will get picked on…or have less than others have. As for all these worries he’s says I’m crazy.
So, in all this I did not finish the sentence at all. I will say that Dino is able to pick out the sweet and wonderful things people do and will say, “That was so nice. ______ did that for _________ and that was nice.” I hope he is able to use this skill in school to make friends, learn, and be successful. I hope he is able to make friends and be friends with everyone. I hope he continues to use his manners and be respectful of others, but not letting others walk all over him. I hope he stands up for himself with pride and respect. I hope he loves learning and continues to learn and question everything. I hope he starts learning and never stops. I hope school begins his journey of changing the world.
I was hoping they would give us more information tonight, instead they will mail everything to us in August. I am glad hubby picked up summer reading information at his school. I can get started on introducing Dino to reading series and books he will see in school. They didn’t have any of that at this school. I guess all the parents will be running around in August fighting over school supplies.
I am looking forward to his mini kindergarten to get to know the teachers and fellow students. I am looking forward to bus orientation so he can feel like a big boy. Hubby is also looking forward to walking Dino to school most mornings.
It was nice to see some moms that I already knew. Dino will know some friendly faces and hopefully make long lasting friendships.
What is the nicest thing someone has done for you?